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Great Backyard Bird Count 2015

13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015

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GBBC-India summary of results is now available here.

WHAT
GBBC-India is the Indian implementation of the global Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs for 4 days every February. 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. In 2014, India topped the global listing of countries in terms of number of species reported (>800) during the four days of the count! More results from GBBC-India 2014 are here, and additional information about the global GBBC is here.

WHY
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 distributed across the country, how they are affected by habitat changes and weather, and whether populations and distributions are changing. In addition, you can use the opportunity of this event to get others involved in birding, to reach out to the general public, or even to run a local or regional project! Here are some more ideas about the opportunities that the GBBC presents.

Remember, tens of thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts from across the globe will be watching birds during the four days of the event — let’s join them!

WHEN
The dates for GBBC 2015 are 13-16 February.

HOW
Go birding for at least 15 min, listing and counting all the species you see. 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. For those new to eBird, see the brief description here, and do go through our beginner’s guide and make sure you create an account and start using eBird right away to get used to the platform.

WHO
GBBC-India is coordinated by the Bird Count India partnership, a coming-together of a number of Indian groups and organizations that are interested in birds, nature and conservation. Do join us! You can read about the goals of Bird Count India, and see a listing of partners.

Any questions: please contact us through the comments below.

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13 Feb 2015
End:
16 Feb 2015
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Gopal Sardeshpande
Gopal Sardeshpande
6 years ago

I JUST WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN BIRD COUNT .

KOUSHIK BHATTACHARYYA
KOUSHIK BHATTACHARYYA
6 years ago

I am a bird lover and bird photographer , I want to join into the group.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Hello Gopal Sardeshpande and Koushik Bhattacharyya – thank you for your interest. You are welcome to participate. Please just follow the instructions above; and if you have any further questions please post them on our facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/818127638233687) or email [email protected]

Ashish Kumar
Ashish Kumar
6 years ago

I want to participate,as I love birds and birding. Although I don’t have enough technical skills about it,but I am learning. Presently I am living in shivalik range of Himalayas. Kindly include me.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Ashish Kumar

Sir, you are very welcome to join. Please see the presentation on Birds and Birdwatching that can be downloaded here:
https://birdcount.in/events/gbbc2015/gbbc-2015-outreach-publicity/
Do you have any local birdwatchers group where you live?

ravi shankara
ravi shankara
6 years ago

Dear sir
we will be conducting a bird watching programme in jain university from this year, we thought of starting that programme GBBC 2015 only. pl include me in your group

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  ravi shankara

Very welcome Sir — and happy birdwatching!

Adolfo
Adolfo
6 years ago

Please let me know how I could send my Bird Observations done last Sunday 15 Feb. 2015, by me in Goa.

Thanks n Regards

Adolfo Castellino

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Adolfo

Hello Sir. Simply upload your lists to http://www.ebird.org, and you’re done! If you haven’t used eBird before, take a look at this beginner’s guide that we have compiled http://bit.ly/1eIicDK
Do let us know if you have any trouble.

Hemangi
Hemangi
5 years ago

Hi,

I live near Pashan Lake, Pune and there are a lot of birds around. But I am able to identify only a few birds. I would like to participate in the bird count the coming year and send the data for Pashan Lake if possible. Kindly let me know.

Arvind Patole
Arvind Patole
5 years ago
Reply to  Hemangi

You can contact me for Pashan Bird count as I have been doing it for the past 2 years. Arvind Patole 9850509136

Shruti
Shruti
5 years ago
Reply to  Hemangi

Hi Hemangi,

I just had a word with Arvind. We are planning to go next week, maybe on 14th or 15th Jan to Pashan Lake for the bird count. The count will be done in the evening, around 5pm. Please join us if possible.

Arun Jee
Arun Jee
5 years ago

I am living in a school campus near Bathinda in Punjab. We have a lot of birds like myenas, parkeets, nightingales, sparrows, crows and titahari(Hindi) and seven sisters(I don’t know their name) living on the trees of our campus. Some other migratory birds also visit in different seasons.

Arvind Patole
Arvind Patole
5 years ago
Reply to  Arun Jee

Lucky you are, plan a children birds watching session and put up feeders and nesting boxes