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Jungle Babbler, widespread throughout India. Photo by Prashant Kumar.

Jungle Babbler, widespread throughout India. Photo by Prashant Kumar.

The basic activity in 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. But beyond that, the GBBC is a great opportunity to conduct events in your locality, city or State. Here are some ideas:

1. Conduct a public birding event
Get some birding friends together, a few binoculars and a fieldguide, and announce a birdwatching event that is open to the public. A wetland of some sort is a particularly good place to conduct such an event, because waterbirds are often easily observable. With smaller, more enthusiastic groups, a birdwalk through scrub or woodland is also feasible. If you need help with ideas or materials, please let us know.

2. Talk about birds at a school or college
Contact a local educational institution to see whether you can talk to their students about birds. We can help you put together a powerpoint presentation if needed. After an short indoor session (which could perhaps include a brief documentary), you could take the students on a bird walk in the campus. If you find some students are particularly interested, ask them to create eBird accounts and ‘share’ the session’s birdlist with them.

3. Run your own bird count event or project
If you are part of a birding or nature group, you could consider organizing a local bird count event. There are different possibilities within this. For example, Kerala is conducting its Common Bird Monitoring Programme during the 2016 GBBC, inviting birders and interested members of the public to observe birds and upload their birdlists. In contrast to this State-wide flexible approach, the Bangalore Bird Count is a much more structured event, with groups of birders allocated to cover particular locations.

4. Take part in the Campus Bird Count
If you study, work or live on a campus of any form, do consider taking part in the Campus Bird Count. More details at this link.

If you or your group is interested in conducting either kind of event — a more general, broad event; or a more focussed and structured project, please let us know at birdcountindia[at]gmail.com, so that we can list your event below.

 

LIST OF EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Birdwatching sessions for schoolchildren at Pakke Tiger Reserve on 12, 13, 14, 15 Feb.
    Contact: Amruta Rane <amruta@ncf-india.org>
    Open to public.

DELHI

  • Birdwatching session, covering Dheerpur and Yamuna Biodiversity Park on Saturday 13 Feb.
    Meeting time : 7:45 am at G.T.B. Metro Station; Birding : 8 a.m. -10 a.m.
    Contact: Meghna Joshi <meghnajoshi.14@stu.aud.ac.in>.

KARNATAKA

  • Talks on birds, followed by birdwalks at Infosys DC, Mysore. At 0700 and 1630 hrs, on Saturday, 13 Feb.
    Contact: Sneha Gupta.
  • Bird walk at Kaikondanahalli Lake, Bengaluru. At 7.30am, Sunday 14th Feb.
    Contact: Garima Bhatia <garima.bhatia@gmail.com>
    Open to public.
  • Bird walk at Jakkur Lake, Bengaluru. 0630-0830am, Sunday 14th Feb. Led by Rajneesh Suvarna.
    Please register here.
    Open to public.
  • Bird walk at Hoskote Lake, Bengaluru. 0630am onwards, Sunday 14th Feb.
    Contact: Praveen J. 9900028479
    Open to public.

KERALA

  • Bird surveys in North Wayanad Forest Division, by Forest Watch, on 12-15 Feb.
    Contact: Dr PU Anthony <antonypulahannan@gmail.com> 9886887131.
    Open to public; please contact before 8 February.

TAMIL NADU

  • Bird walk at Kannankurichi Lake, Salem (hotspot), on 13th and 14th Feb from 6am.
    Contact: Ganeshwar SV <enviroganeshwar@gmail.co> 9003359400.
    Open to public.
  • Bird Walk at Geetha Nagar Annex, Maramangalathupatti, Salem Steel Plant, Salem, on 13th and 14th Feb.
    Contact: Jayamurugan T <jai2727@rediffmail.com> 9994568097
    Open to public.

WEST BENGAL

  • Durgapur Barrage Bird Count, by Birding Durgapur on 14 Feb.
    Contact: Sagar Adhurya (9474739327) & Suvadeep Abir Mandal (9434083096)
    Open to public. You can register at this link.