Kerala Common Bird Monitoring Programme

Kerala Common Bird Monitoring Program (CBMP) shall be conducted on 12-15 Feb 2016, as part of the Green Partners Programme of the Kerala Forest Department (Social Forestry). This is bi-annual monitoring program for common birds of Kerala done in February and September

New to eBird/CBMP:  Guide to participating

Various organisations across the state are involved in this project – including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Travancore Natural History Society (TNHS), Kottayan Nature Society (KNS), Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS), Nature Education Society Thrissur (NEST), Koodu, Biodiversity Assessment Team of Students (BATS), Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS), Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology (HCEWB), KeralaBirder (KB) and Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN).

This year many districts are using this event to run a proto bird atlas as a sample for the real mass scale Kerala Bird Atlas.

Contact persons in various districts are listed below:

Thiruvananthapuram

A K Sivakumar: [email protected]

Kollam

A K Sivakumar: [email protected]

Pathanamthitta

Hari Mavelikara: [email protected]

Alappuzha

Harikumar Mannar P: [email protected]

Kottayam

Jinesh PS: [email protected]

Idukki

Dilip KG: [email protected]
Vishnupriyan Kartha: [email protected]

Ernakulam

Vishnupriyan Kartha: [email protected]
Anish Aravind: [email protected]
Dilip KG: [email protected]

Thrissur

Praveen ES: [email protected]
Sandeep Das: [email protected]

Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur: Campus Bird Count

Nameer PO: [email protected]
Syamili Manoj: [email protected]

Palakkad

Bimalnath KG: [email protected]
Arya Vinod: [email protected]

Malappuram

Vijesh Vallikunnu: [email protected]

Kozhikode

Satyan Meppayur: [email protected]

Wayanad

Vishnudas CK: [email protected]
Roshnath Ramesh: [email protected]

Kannur

Muhamed Jafer Palot: [email protected]
Satyan Meppayur: [email protected]

Kasaragod

Satyan Meppayur: [email protected]
Muhamed Jafer Palot: [email protected]

Results of 2014 CBMP & Onam  Bird Count are below


 

Onam Bird Count, 12-15 September 2014. Details here.
Kerala bird monitoring workshop, July 2014. Summary here.

[View Malayalam version.]

Download a poster of the results of CBMP 2014! (PDF, 900Kb).

Download a poster of the results of Onam Bird Count 2014! (PDF 2.2MB).

The first Kerala Common Bird Monitoring Program (CBMP) was conducted on 14-17 Feb 2014, as part of the Green Partners Programme of the Kerala Forest Department (Social Forestry).

The basic activity in the CBMP is to observe birds for at least 15 min from wherever you are, and upload the species list with number of individuals, to the bird listing platform eBird. By doing so, you will not only generate valuable information on the distribution and abundance of birds of Kerala, but will also contribute to the global Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), which runs on identical dates. In addition, your lists from 16 Feb can also count towards the pan-Indian Big Bird Day, if you so choose (please mail [email protected] if you would like this).

If you are new to eBird and CBMP, please start by going through this guide to participating and subsequently uploading one or two bird lists of yours before the CBMP dates. If you have a smartphone, you may find the app (for iPhone and Android) BirdLog Asia (free until 17 Feb) useful for recording your lists and submitting them to eBird. A more comprehensive guide to using eBird is here.

CBMP is an opportunity to bring the joys or birding to the larger community around us. Those who are already skilled in birds are requested to introduce more beginners into birdwatching and contribute to CBMP. You can use this presentation (prepared by Abhinand, Naveen, Jolly & Vijesh with support of several photographers). The presentation can be used by you to conduct classes in schools, colleges, residential associations, offices – whichever is your immediate circle where you can influence. The slides have 100 birds – if you are introducing them to beginners, we would suggest you cut it down to 50-60 birds which are found in your locality to avoid a long lecture. This could be followed by a brief introduction to using eBird.

Various organisations across the state are involved in this project – including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Travancore Natural History Society (TNHS), Kottayan Nature Society (KNS), Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS), Nature Education Society Thrissur (NEST), Koodu, Biodiversity Assessment Team of Students (BATS), Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS), Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology (HCEWB), KeralaBirder (KB) and Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN).

Contact persons in various districts are listed below:

Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam & Pathanamthitta
A K Sivakumar: [email protected]
Ramesh MB: [email protected]

Kottayam & Alappuzha
B Sreekumar: [email protected]
S Prasanth Narayanan: [email protected]

Ernakulam & Idukki
Vishnupriyan Kartha: [email protected]
Dilip KG: [email protected]

Thrissur & Palakkad
Praveen ES: [email protected]
Sandeep Das: [email protected]
Nameer PO: [email protected]

Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur & Kasaragod
Muhamed Jafer Palot: [email protected]
Satyan Meppayur: [email protected]
PC Rajeevan

Wayanad
CK Vishnudas: [email protected]
PA Vinayan: [email protected]

If you have questions about CBMP, or need help with something related to the activity, please contact those listed above, or leave a comment below and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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Manjula Nellore
Manjula Nellore
7 years ago

Interested in being a member of CBMP as a beginer in bird watching and getting involved in activities related to the organisation.
A PhD scholar in Zoology registered at Mother Teresa Womens University Kodaikanal, based in Bangalore.

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admin
7 years ago

Hello Manjula. CBMP is happening only in Kerala this year. Will you be there during the 14-17 Feb?

Kiran Varma
Kiran Varma
6 years ago

Hello Sir,
I’m kiran varma G, member of BNHS and we have team at cochin near Aluva. We always going for trekking once in a month at idamalayar forest and pooyamkutty is well. I love to do the bird watching and watch the movements of elephants too.I would like to join in your team and for protecting nature is well

Praveen J
6 years ago

Hi Kiran,

Good to hear from you. Here are a few leads for you.
Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS) is a partner in Bird Count India and conducts Asian Wetland Census, Pelagic Surveys, Common Bird Monitoring Program & Heronry Counts in Ernakulam & Idukki districts.

http://cochinnaturalhistorysociety.blogspot.in/

You may contact Mr.Vishnupriyan Kartha or Dr.Dilip KG who works in Sree Sankara University, Kalady (Sociology Dept) and settled in Aluva for more information on CNHS programs, counts and expeditions.

General bird-watching programs in Kerala is posted in Kerala Birder egroup and you can watch that space.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/keralabirder/

Hope this helps
Praveen

Kiran Varma
Kiran Varma
6 years ago

Thanks for the reply with information, i will contact them and go ahead

steffin babu
steffin babu
6 years ago

I am new to the field of watching birds with just 2 months of experience. thanks to wwf-India; a k sivakumar for giving me a chance to participating in bird race-14 on nov 2014. It’s an interesting activity and i was able to identify 20 species of birds in my college (university college, tvpm) by the first week of feb 2015. i promise that i will be a part CBMP-15.

regards

gireesan t u
gireesan t u
6 years ago

Thanks this program

Praveen J
6 years ago

That is great news Steffin. Hope to see your lists. Any identification help, feel free to contact us or Mr. Sivakumar…

rahithe beenu
6 years ago

we are running a bird watching programme in our school,palakkad.Children will make different pictures ,write ups,drawings etc on different birds in each month.we exhibit that in notice board,just a preliminary step.Will u guide us,with ur valuable suggestions.

Praveen J
6 years ago
Reply to  rahithe beenu

Hello there,
We can ofcourse help you – may be its better to discuss further via email ?
Praveen
[email protected]

ASWATHY MOHAN
ASWATHY MOHAN
5 years ago

Sir,
I would like to participate in this bird watching programme.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
5 years ago
Reply to  ASWATHY MOHAN

Thanks. Please do email the coordinator for your areas. The next CBMP will be in Feb 2016.

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