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Great Backyard Bird Count 2022

18 February - 21 February

GBBC 2022 | Bird Walks & Talks (Registration form) | Resources | Contacts | Campus Bird Count 2022


If you’re new to eBird or birding, the following resources might be of help.

How-To Guides for Birding & eBird

If you are new to birding, here are some resources to get you started, from what you will need to watch birds, to get familiar with common birds around you.

A list of short videos and webinars regarding eBird can be viewed at Bird Count India’s Youtube channel.

How to use eBird Mobile App to upload your sightingshttps://youtu.be/T8IJbMbvV_E
How to add photographs to your eBird Listhttps://youtu.be/6ocvBeBheOI
How to Share your eBird List with your fellow birdershttps://youtu.be/dBvmlaeVWXE
Tips to enter bird observations faster in eBird Mobile Apphttps://youtu.be/XPJ8IXq5SSI
How to Count Birds in Flockshttps://youtu.be/HMjlECDqnLI
When and which breeding codes to use in eBirdhttps://youtu.be/Sdx2jB1vwGA
Best Practices to Follow in eBirdhttps://youtu.be/kNRP1vJKIIM

The eBird Essentials Course

What is eBird and how can you use it to find more birds, keep track of your sightings and participate in events like the GBBC? You can get up to speed in just 3 hours, by trying the free eBird Essentials Course.

Merlin Bird ID

If you are new to birding, Merlin can be your birding coach. Merlin’s latest India pack helps you identify over 1000 species. All you have to do is upload a photo of the bird or answer a few questions and Merlin will suggest the most likely ID. See this webinar recording on how to use Merlin Bird ID App.

You can download the following material about the GBBC. Please help by spreading the word amongst your friends and contacts too!

Media Kit

You can download a GBBC press release in PDF format or an editable word document that you can alter to give details of local events and contacts if you so wish. Please circulate to your friends and contacts in the media.

We also have some excellent high-resolution images of birds and birdwatchers, available to be used in all GBBC 2022 publicity. Please do credit the photographer when using a photo. Posters for publicity will soon be made available in English Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese

Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching

We have put together a PowerPoint presentation on “An Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching”, which includes a section on birds in general, a guide to common Indian birds, and a section on Beyond Birding, with some slides about the GBBC. You are welcome to download this presentation, modify it for your audience and context and use it. There is an accompanying word document with notes for each slide, to help with the presentation. If you do plan to use the presentation, please do let us know; and afterwards, tell us how it went!

Presentation (v0.3, 2016): .ppt (17.6 Mb) or .pdf (16.4 Mb) | Notes: .doc (40 Kb)

On some computers (eg running Linux/LibreOffice) the ppt presentation may not appear correctly. Please download the pdf instead.

There is a Telugu version of this presentation:

GBBC_IntroBirdsBirding-v0.3-Telugu, PDF: GBBC_IntroBirdsBirding-v0.3-Telugu

Note: This presentation has been created for the Bird Count India partnership. It is meant for download and use in educational and outreach efforts. You are free to modify it to suit specific purposes and audiences. This presentation is being distributed on the understanding that none of the material it contains will be used for commercial purposes, and that in all cases photograph credits must be retained in any modified version. Most of the photographs in this presentation have been used with the specific permission of the photographer. Others have been downloaded from the internet; for these we apologize for not having obtained advance permission. If your photo appears in this presentation, and you wish to have it removed, please write to [email protected] and we will replace it.

Downloadable posters for social media

(To make prints, click on the PDF’s below):
GBBC- Portrait

Here are more downloadable/ printable posters for GBBC/ CBC in other languages. 

See next page for details of State Coordinators for GBBC 2022.

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18 February
21 February
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Gourav Sharma
Gourav Sharma
7 months ago

Will I get a certificate for this?

Madhumita Bishnu
Madhumita Bishnu
6 months ago

I would like to take part and do I need to register any where ? If yes, pls let me know where, thank you

Sreekumar E R
Sreekumar E R
6 months ago

Not need any registration. Your lists will be counted as the part of GBBC programme, if you follow the protocol of the programme.

Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi
Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi
6 months ago

I have submitted the form, do let me know if it came through. Thanks

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
6 months ago

My Contact No for coordination is 8149659353 / 7588740661 & not 9980472049. Please Correct it for Maharashtra – Bhusawal.

Last edited 6 months ago by Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Guruprasad K R
Guruprasad K R
6 months ago

I had registered for this event, i am conducting closed Group Birding in Bagalkote backwater. Do all members needs to submit the form?

Mittal Gala
Mittal Gala
6 months ago
Reply to  Guruprasad K R

Any one 1 person from the group can submit the event form.

6 months ago

Hi, is there any other ID of the GBBC where checklist has to be shared …

6 months ago

Will the routine ebird checklist in ebird app is enough? Or do we need to do seperately for GBBC

5 months ago

Unable 2 load the pic as location cannot be detected.

Last edited 5 months ago by Rajesh