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Pongal Bird Count 2017

15 Jan 2017 - 18 Jan 2017

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Pongal Bird Count 2017 – Report (Download PDF here)

Day-by-day happenings PBC 2017 (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4)

Media Coverage (See here)

District wise birders contact (see here)

Using eBird – A beginner’s guide to listing (in English | in Tamil – PDFJPEG)
Some Common Birds of Tamil Nadu-A Bilingual Pictorial Guide (PDFJPEG)

Press Release (Download here), Bird Photos for Press (Download here)

Event Flyer  (Download here)


Large-billed Crow and House crows with young NajaRaja Photo: Aravind Amirtharaj

The Pongal Bird Count, an initiative of the Tamil Birders Network, is an annual bird monitoring program for Tamil Nadu

Pongal Bird Count (PBC) takes place on 15-18th January 2017.

Go birding for at least 15 min, listing and counting all the species you see.

Please try to upload as many 15 minute lists into eBird (ebird.org/india) during the Pongal bird Count.

For Beginners in birding

It doesn’t matter if you can’t identify every single species — what you can identify is good enough! Login to ebird.org/content/india and submit your species list. See “Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching” slides below.

New to eBird?

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. If you own a smartphone, you can create an account in eBird first and then find the eBird app for iPhone/Android users, install it and submit your bird list into eBird through that app. See here for more details.

Introduction to eBird

If you are a birdwatcher who has not tried eBird or have bird-watcher friends who are not using eBird, please use these slides as an introduction. You can find the Tamil version of the same presentation here (PDF & JPEG).

Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching
If you are planning to coordinate a birding event during the Pongal Bird Count and would like to introduce college/school students and general public you can use this “An Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching” presentation from this page. In addition to that you can also use the following presentation “Some Common Birds of Tamil Nadu – A Bilingual Pictorial Guide” (PDF and JPEG).

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15 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
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