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

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the relevant coordinators, below. If your State is not listed here, please email your questions to birdcountindia@gmail.com or call Ramit Singal at 9686915235.

Assam

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Udayan Borthakur
<udayan.borthakur@gmail.com>
9435728717
Narayan Sharma
<narayansharma77@gmail.com>

7896951705
 Narayan Sharma
<narayansharma77@gmail.com>

7896951705
Jaydev Mandal
<jaywithdev@gmail.com>
9864942722

Delhi

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Soma Ateesh
<soma.ateesh@gmail.com>
9810415483
Abhishek Gulshan
<agulshan1986@gmail.com>
9818944362
 Meghna Joshi
<joshi.meghna90@gmail.com>
9953115182

Goa

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Mandar Bhagat
<mandaringoa@gmail.com>
Pronoy Baidya
<titan2ae@gmail.com>
8277397042

Gujarat

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Maulik Varu
<drmaulikvaru@yahoo.com>
9909071540
Prasad Ganpule
<prasadganpule@gmail.com>
Kedar Champhekar
<kedar.c@ceeindia.org>
9909411954

Jammu and Kashmir

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Intesar Suhail
<intesar.suhail@gmail.com>
9419049275
Parvaiz Shagoo <parvaizshagoo@gmail.com>
9797290608

Karnataka

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Prashanth N S
<prashanth.ns@gmail.com>
9449599566
Vaidehi Gunjal
<vaigunjal@gmail.com>
9480585450
Shiva Shankar
<shivanayak@gmail.com>
9886082546
Anto Christy
<acsmichael@gmail.com>
9019699940
Deepa Mohan
<mohandeepa@gmail.com>
9980010366
Hemanth Byatroy
<hemanth.hiti@rocketmail.com>
9535721366

Kerala

GBBCCampus Bird Count
P.O. Nameer
<nameerpo@gmail.com>
9446573106
See district coordinators here
P.O. Nameer
<nameerpo@gmail.com>
9446573106

Madhya Pradesh

GBBC
David Raju
<davidraju2007@gmail.com>
9446603590

Maharashtra

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Jayant Wadatkar
<jayant.wadatkar@yahoo.co.in>
9822875773
Girish Jathar <girishjathar@gmail.com>

9404264084
Chinmay Rahane
<chinsanity@gmail.com>
9881254078
Dharmaraj Patil
<dharmarajraptor@gmail.com>
9881186399
Madhushri Mudke
<madhushri06@gmail.com>
8879172871

Odisha

GBBC Campus Bird Count
Panchami Manoo Ukil
<panchami14@gmail.com>
7894577490; 9439300000

Swetashree Purohit
<swetashree.purohit@gmail.com>
9937765966
 Swetashree Purohit
<swetashree.purohit@gmail.com>
9937765966

Sikkim

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Usha Lachungpa
<ushaglachungpa@gmail.com>
9434025273

Tamil Nadu

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Muthu Narayanan
<narayanan.muthu@gmail.com>
P. Jeganathan
<jegan@ncf-india.org>
9487020110
 Subramanian Sankar
<subbush@gmail.com>

9840111606
Ganeshwar SV
<enviroganeshwar@gmail.com>
9003359400

Telangana

GBBCCampus Bird Count
Humayun Taher
<humayun.taher@gmail.com>
9885704100
Rajeev Khandelwal
<rajeevpt@gmail.com>
9700325983
Harikrishnan S.
<s.harikrishnan09@gmail.com>
7559090552

Uttarakhand

GBBC
Prashant Kumar
<kumarprashant87@gmail.com>

9690049033
Raman Kumar
<cyornis@gmail.com>
9412348345

Uttar Pradesh

GBBC
Able Lawrence
<abledoc@gmail.com>
9984648333
Manan Singh Mahadev
<manansmahadev@gmail.com>
7565091380

West Bengal

GBBC
Sagar Adhurya
<sagaradhurya@gmail.com>
9474739327

 

TIPS & FAQs

Some tips to make your GBBC weekend crackle!

  • Look for birds for at least 15 minutes, and upload the list, with counts, to eBird (ebird.org/india).
  • You can repeat this as often as you like, from as many different locations as you like.
  • Each list should be tied to a single location, so that birds from far apart aren’t combined into a single list. Travelling counts are ideally done within a distance of 5km from start to end. If you are travelling further, it’s good to start a new list.
  • Lists can last for more than 15 minutes, and it’s also fine to do multiple short lists at a single location.
  • The information you contribute is most useful if your lists are complete; that is if you specify all species that you were able to identify. Don’t be tempted to leave out common species like Feral Pigeon, House Crow or Common Myna! When at a wetland, don’t list only waterbirds. This link explains why.
  • Your lists are even more valuable if you count individuals of each species, and not report them only as being present. Here is why.
  • For those new to eBird, here is a beginner’s guide; and here is a list of some common confusions in species names. New users should please immediately change their settings to show names in “English (India)”.
  • When birding in a group, use the eBird ‘share‘ feature to copy the lists to all members in the group.
  • Please consider using this as an opportunity to introduce people to birding! They will get to have fun, and to see their first birdlist online! Tell us about your event (birdcountindia@gmail.com) so that we can add it to the listing of Events & Projects.
  • If possible, do consider doing a talk on birds at a school or college, or a neighbourhood bird walk to introduce birds to new audiences. We have a freely downloadable presentation on “An Introduction to Birds and Birding” that you can use as a template (available at this page).
  • If you are new to birds and birding, do consider finding and accompanying a more experienced birder. Perhaps you can join one of the events listed here.
  • If you have questions, please ask in the comments below, or ask on our Facebook event page or Twitter (@birdcountindia). You could also contact one of the State coordinators listed above.

Happy Great (Global) Backyard Bird Count!