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Great Backyard Bird Count 2021

12 Feb 2021 - 15 Feb 2021

GBBC 2021 | Bird Walks & Talks (Registration form) | Resources | Contacts | Campus Bird Count 2021

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The basic activity during the GBBC is to go outdoors (anywhere you wish, including your balcony, college campus, or local park), spend at least 15 minutes watching birds, and upload your birdlist(s) to eBird. However, with the pandemic, it may not be possible to do so with large groups or to travel far. But it is also said that as long as we take necessary precautions and don’t put ourselves or others at risk, birding can continue.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Conduct a bird walk in a small group

Instead of gathering in large groups to participate in GBBC/ CBC, it’s a good idea to bird in small groups or alone if possible. Whether you are birding alone or in a small group, keep a safe space between you and other birders (at least 6 feet) and wear a mask all the time. Avoiding sharing binoculars, spotting scopes, or other equipment.

A wetland or grassland is a particularly good place to go birding in a small group. Birds in such habitats are often easy to observe and your group can spread out (without being in close proximity) and conduct the count. With one or two enthusiastic people, a bird walk through a scrubland or woodland is also feasible.

Photo by Raja Bandi

  1. Conduct counts nearby

Choose a nearby local site whenever possible to reduce unnecessary travel or Carry out counts from your balcony, rooftop, backyard whenever possible

  1. Conduct online talks about birds for other birders, school/ college students

Contact local birding groups, and/ or a local educational institution to see whether you can organise online talks for their members and students about birds. Please write to us if you need any material and resources for this.

  1. Take part in the Campus Bird Count

We understand that many campuses are closed due to the pandemic. However, if your campus is open or if you live on a campus of any form and are able to venture outdoors, do consider taking part in the Campus Bird Count.

If you wish to register a bird walk or talk that you will conduct during the GBBC, please fill and submit the form below:

(Note that there is a separate registration form for the Campus Bird Count)

Registration Form

See the next page for resources that you can use/ share while conducting birding events

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12 Feb 2021
15 Feb 2021
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Lobzang Visuddha
1 year ago

Ladakh Birds Club over the years have lead many such birding field trips to different youth groups jn Ladakh.

This year (2021) our club is organizing GBBC at larger scale with much more participants. Different parts of Ladakh like Chanthang, Nubra Valley, Sham region, Kargil, Zangskar and Rong region will have active members participations.

1 year ago

Super! Look forward.

1 year ago

Nice move BIRD COUNT INDIA , to make a mass movement & to generate community – participation. A time will come when we will see people avoiding porching & killing BUT the BHEEL&KHANABADOSE Whose livelihood is dependent on bird killing has to be included in main stream. Good news is that they also are moving towards better options BUT We “the white collars “should avoid purchasing these lovely STRESS-BUSTERS !!

1 year ago

My club MANDAR NATURE CLUB at BHAGALPUR, BIHAR, INDIA, is still generating mass awareness & community participation in & around GANGA&KOSHI river basin & all wet lands in & around BIHAR. गरूड़, डाल्फिन, conservation बर्ड्स रिंगिंग are another milestone apart from regular bird watching EXERCISES !!

1 year ago

I want to join the birding in my area.I guide my students in bird count. Thanks for giving chance.

Jagdish singh
Jagdish singh
1 year ago

Date 12feb2021
Global backyard birdcount
Start Time 8:40am
Last update 12:50pm
#of taxa report-((41))
Number of obserivers-11
बच्ची,सूरज, के रामनारायण सर, जगदीश, पंकज, संजय बिष्ट
मेहमान,,,, तोतीक दास, अचला साहनी, मिस्टर एंड मिसेज हर्सा (कर्नाटक), परान

harshavardhan v. sheelavant
Reply to  Jagdish singh

Thank you Jagadish.. was indeed a nice inexperience.

Prof. Harshavardhan & Smt. Mahalakshmi H. Sheelavanat, Dharwad, Karnataka

Sanjiv khanna
Sanjiv khanna
1 year ago

While we are managing bird counts at Jalandhar and nearby area, our focus is to attract new birders.
My NGO “Aashray” also works in rehabilitation of stray and injured birds.

Rahul Suresh Agade
Rahul Suresh Agade
1 year ago


Iqbal Ali Khan
Iqbal Ali Khan
1 year ago

More then 43 Species were recorded in Leh District of in GBBC Bird count from 12 to 15th
Other then that, it remarkable to notice mammals like Ladakh Urial, Wholly Hare and Large Eared Pike at some of the bird-watching habitats