Big Bird Day 2017

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Past events: 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Big Bird Day is a wonderful celebration of our avian friends through the dedication of an entire day to birdwatching and recording the number of species sighted in a region. The Big Bird Day was initially started by the DelhiBird group (created by Nikhil Devasar and Bikram Grewal) as an informal event held in February or March. The first Big Bird Day was held on February 22, 2004 when 236 species of birds were recorded across Delhi.

Every year since then, self-organised volunteer birders under the guidance of chosen group leader(s) cover the fields and wetlands in and around Delhi from early morning until late in the day to spot bird species. Over the years, the data collected have revealed the changing trends in habitat condition, bird diversity, migration and related ecological issues. The highest number of bird species recorded in a Big Bird Day was 271 in 2005.

In the years since 2004, volunteer birders and members of Delhibird and other groups located outside the capital started their respective Big Bird Day counts. From just a few outstation teams in 2010, there were over 30 teams participating in Big Bird Day counts in 2012, with a few teams pitching in from overseas as well. In 2013, the Big Bird Day went truly national with over 160 teams comprising over 1,000 birders coming together to celebrate the first pan-India Big Bird Day.

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Surya Prakash (SP)
6 years ago

As usual My dry runs have started w.e.f. 10.01.2015 for JNU,Sanjay Van,Asola,& Bhatti Mines.Will Lead the same team.

Soumen Mukherjee
Soumen Mukherjee
6 years ago

Dear Sir,

You are always in the news for good reasons and last year you reported a sigthing of a bird from the Bhatti mine area.

I would like to Report a sighting from Indirapuram , Ghaziabad of Endangered Egyptian Vulture
(Neophron percnopterus) , i have taken many pictures and a video as well . How can i do that , I am not a bird expert but yes i browsed many pictures to come across a matching picuture after which i identified it as Egyptian vulture .

Let me know how to go about it.

regards,
Soumen

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Thanks for your query. You can report this very interesting sighting on ebird.org. Please create an account, and then upload an ‘incidental’ list. A beginner’s guide to eBird is here. You can also embed photos and video to accompany your record on eBird. This is explained here. Please do write if you face any difficulties with this. Happy Birding!

Soumen Mukherjee
Soumen Mukherjee
6 years ago

Thanks Submitted the information here

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Wonderful — thank you very much!

Bikram Grewal
Bikram Grewal
6 years ago

SP

You are a superstar and have supported the BBD from the very beginning.

I just so admire your enthusiasm

Bik

Surya Prakash
Surya Prakash
6 years ago
Reply to  Bikram Grewal

Thanks Bikram for Appreciation love it ๐Ÿ™‚

Deepa Mohan
6 years ago

I’m registering now ๐Ÿ˜€

Sudhanya Rath
Sudhanya Rath
6 years ago

Dear Sir,

Regards at the outset. We are fledging birders, yet to fly high. But would love to be a part of The Big Bird Day at Bhubaneswar . Will do the needful. Please guide us.

Thanking you,
With warm regards,
Sudhanya.

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago
Reply to  Sudhanya Rath

Dear Sudhanya,
Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for Big Bird Day 2015. If you’d like to help publicize the event among Bhubaneswar birders, please do send them this web page and help to form teams that will cover different birding areas in the city and surrounding locations. The team leaders (should be an experienced birder) should then register at the link above and familiarize himself/herself with eBird (please refer to the eBird beginner’s guide). If you have any difficulties please let us know.
Regards,
Big Bird Day Coordination Team

Nabarun Sadhya
6 years ago

I have registered and this year from Raipur, CG, India.
Cheers

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Nabarun Sadhya

Thank you, and happy birding!

Jayanat Atrey
Jayanat Atrey
6 years ago

This year , i / we will not amke any mistake/s in uploading reports. Also , the participants will be much more as compared to last year. Regards.

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago
Reply to  Jayanat Atrey

That’s great, Sir! Thank you for your support. Once the teams are formed, please ask them to fill out this registration form http://ow.ly/H2jCy

Regards,
BBD Coordination Team

Aman Williams
Aman Williams
6 years ago

I am registering my team from Jabalpur (M.P). We shall be covering the Rani Durgawati Wildlife Sanctuary in Damoh.

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago
Reply to  Aman Williams

Dear Aman,
Please do register at this link: http://ow.ly/H2jCy
This will ensure that we have your team details associated with your registration.

Regards,
BBD Coordination Team

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago

That’s great! Thanks and we look forward to your participation and your eBird list after the event.

Regards,
BBD Coordination Team

Romy kamal
Romy kamal
5 years ago
Reply to  Big Bird Day

Need to know about the events in Kolkata.
Whome to contact.

Kalidass
Kalidass
6 years ago

I have registered a team to participate in BBD 8th March in Erode district Tamilnadu.. I dearly need an associate/member to go birding on that day.. If any one interested please contact me at 9944490704.. It may very helpful for me if BirdCount India arrange an interested birder to accompany me.. The place I have selected is Lower Bhavani Project Canal which consists of full of vegetation and so many woodland birds…

Tushar
Tushar
6 years ago

team leader from delhi?? need to know about the place of this event. my contact number is +919560505528..
Tushar..

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago
Reply to  Tushar

Hi Tushar,
For details about Delhi teams please contact Nikhil Devasar [email protected], 9810008625 or send an email to [email protected]

Regards,
BBD Coordination Team

Advait
Advait
6 years ago

I know it’s too late to ask..any teams from mumbai with one person short?

Kalidass Shanmugam
Kalidass Shanmugam
6 years ago

The result for 8/3 big bird day was supposed to declared on 15/3.. Was it ready..?

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
6 years ago

Sorry for the delay. We allowed a few days extra for participants to upload their lists on eBird. The final results will be updated by tomorrow on this site. Thanks for your patience!

Pronoy Baidya
Pronoy Baidya
6 years ago

It would be easy if a special page like GBBC was made for BBD on eBird directly. The results become self evident!

Sanjiv Khanna
Sanjiv Khanna
5 years ago

BBD details have been added to my facebook page, “Aashray-Bird lovers” for this will encourage people in my group to come forward and celebrate this day.
Sanjiv Khanna

Gopalakrishna
Gopalakrishna
5 years ago

Dear sir,

We are a part of a team-Hyderabad Birding Pals -Osprey birding from Telangana state who enthusiastically did birding on the Big bird day 2016. Very surprisingly and strangely as the results came out we are wondering why our 2 birding lists as posted below are not included in the total.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27371934
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27371841
we have uploaded the list url in the google docs within the speculated time and we have repeated the procedure. Please kindly check the list totaling and re-update the status also tell us why we were not included in the final counts. We also request you that birding efforts should not be disregarded due to any software associated submission errors. We have tried our best to uphold the cause of the Big Bird day for its success. Hoping your quickest action.

regards,
Gopalakrishna

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
5 years ago
Reply to  Gopalakrishna

Dear Mr Gopalakrishna — thank you for your message. For some reason, your lists were not recorded in the google form. There are existing lists from a couple of teams of Hyderabad Birding Pals: Team Yellow-throated Bulbul and Team Indian Paradise Flycatcher, both entered on 8th February. We have now received the lists you reported yesterday and will add them to the summary. Thank you for noticing, and happy birding!

Gopalakrishna
Gopalakrishna
5 years ago

Thank you Bird Count India… Looking forward for updated results and more of your programmes.. With full support.

regards,
Gopalakrishna

Big Bird Day
Big Bird Day
5 years ago
Reply to  Gopalakrishna

Dear Mr Gopalakrishna – the results have been updated now.