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Great Backyard Bird Count 2014

14 Feb 2014 - 17 Feb 2014

gbbc-buttonGBBC 2014 took place on 14-17 Feb. A record 1,131 birders from India took part, submitting over 3,000 lists, containing over 800 species. See the ‘results’ tab below for more details.

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GBBC is a worldwide event. In 2014, birders from 135 countries took part,  documenting over 4,000 species in more than 140,000 checklists. Indian birders have participated in the GBBC since the event went global in 2013.

Most importantly, it’s fun! More seriously, these annual snapshots of bird populations help to answer a variety of important questions, including how birds are affected by habitat changes and weather, and whether populations and distributions are changing. More about why it’s important to participate is here.

The dates for GBBC 2015 are 13-16 February.

Go birding for at least 15 min, listing all the species you see, with rough count of each. It doesn’t matter if you can’t identify every single species — what you can identify is good enough! Login to www.ebird.org and submit your species list.

To keep informed about GBBC 2015 plans, please join the BirdCount India Google group, which is also a forum for you to interact with fellow birders about the GBBC and other bird listing and monitoring efforts in India.

Header Image: White-throated Tit (White-throated Bushtit) Aegithalos niveogularis © Abhishek Das/ Macaulay Library


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8 years ago

.Would like regular updates.
I am 58 years old and I regularly walk on my terrace between 6& 7am.The location being the heart of Chennai city…T. Nager, mind you, where air and noise pollution are at it’s height,[except in the mornings] there is not much scope for bird watching. But I must say I am fascinated and I thoroughly enjoy the company of the few species of birds that visit the area…….the black Ravens, the common House-Crows, the Mynas ,Parrots and the Grey Pigeons I think they are the same regular ones. I know them and they know me!

8 years ago

Dear Mr. Ajita Jayakumar,

You might want to take a look at this resource on GBBC in Tamil language to know more on bird names (common English and Tamil names)

Happy birding!

8 years ago
Reply to  Jegan

yes your correct , it should reach in their own languages to get more participants and bird lovers

8 years ago

Thanks for writing. Many birds do manage to brave and noise and pollution to make their home in our cities. Just wanted to mention that by “raven” you probably mean Jungle Crow. True ravens are huge birds (about the size of a kite) and live in the extreme northwest of India, the Himalayas, and beyond. For updates on the GBBC, please join our facebook events page or the google group. Thank you.


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7 years ago

Me too just love birds and squirrels …watching them is my fav hobby.bulbul, king fisher, woodpecker, parrots, pigeons, some birds as small as 1/4 th of a tennis ball which suck hibiscus humming bird I think ..many birds. Will read their common names in ur site. Many a times I wake up hearing their cute humming …some birds which comes in groups are very noisy & they fight also 🙂