Manipal Bird Day


The 7th edition of the annual Manipal Bird Day will be held on 05 February 2017. Everyone is welcome to join in on the birdwalks or after at the KMC Food Court for some discussions, fun and games!

Please register here.


This year’s Manipal Bird Day was held on 07 February 2016 and a total of 187 people attended the event. A total of 15 different locations were covered by 15 different teams and they recorded a total of 150 species of birds on the morning.



Total species recorded: 150

Total individuals recorded: 3497

Total checklists: 15

Total participants: 187

Hours of effort: 42


The 5th edition of the annual Manipal Bird Day took place on 01 February 2015.

Event and details

Event and details. Click to enlarge.

75 birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts and others took part in bird walks around Manipal to celebrate and recognize the diverse avifauna that thrives here.

Manipal is a small university town located in the Udupi district of Karnataka with a small but active birding community. Almost 50% of the participants each year are people who have never birded before.

Locations to be covered, and the teams covering them.

Locations to be covered, and the teams covering them.

Of the 20 locations we planned on covering, 17 were covered in the morning, 1 in the evening and another at night. Vinayak Temple – due to shortage of team leaders, had to be scrapped.

Here’s a short summary of Manipal Bird Day 2015:

Total species recorded – 155
Total checklists – 16
Total participants – 75
Hours of effort – 45

Checklists: Saralebettu Herga Indrali Temple Eshwara Nagar End Point 1 End Point 2 TAPMI Golikatte Indrali Temple Road MIT Campus Herga 2 Shettybettu Dashrath Nagar Herga 1 Saralebettu Manipal Lake

Most abundant species (top 10):

Chestnut-tailed Starling
Jungle Babbler
Green Bee-eater
Wood Sandpiper
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Indian Golden Oriole
Cattle Egret
Red-wattled Lapwing
White Wagtail

Species seen most frequently (top 10):

Indian Golden Oriole
Red-wattled Lapwing
Spotted Dove
White-throated Kingfisher
Green Bee-eater
White-cheeked Barbet
Ashy Drongo
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Common Myna
Purple-rumped Sunbird

Full PDF here: MBD2015_final_report

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M V Bhaktha
M V Bhaktha
6 years ago

Happy Bird-Day Ramit Singal and Shiva Shankar and good luck to all participants, as the saying goes “Panchamam Karya Siddhi”

P.V.Bhat. ornithologist

Iam P.V.BHAT ornithologist . reside at vatekere, Muroor, Kumta. writer bird artical in udayavani ‘Bahumukhi Page. I observed and studied more than 350 spicies, 20 birds ful life circle.
, I received your pdf chequlist , thank for your work,. please send your latter for bird observation
thank U

5 years ago

Nice to see such initiative. I have not this earlier but will be interested in participating and capturing birds in action (via camera)
Let me know how I can participate

5 years ago
Reply to  Shirish

Hi Shirish

Please register here: for the event.

We assemble by 0630 hrs at Hotel Sheela Sagar (below Hotel Green Park near MIT) from where teams leave for their birding trails.

We gather by 1030 hrs at the KMC Food Court to discuss the bird sightings and moments for the day over breakfast.

For any further details, you may contact me at [email protected]