On this page we will bring you daily updates during the four days of the Count.
19 Jan, 1200 noon
At the end of the Pongal Bird Count, over 250 lists, containing roughly 250 species, have been uploaded by 80 birders. With more lists yet to be uploaded, these numbers will go up. As of now, Puducherry and 23 of the 32 districts of TN have at least one list. The map on the right shows locations of all lists that have been uploaded until now. Please upload your PBC lists by Wednesday the 21st, so that your observation can be included in the summary report of the count!
18 Jan, 1000 hrs
Days 1-3 of the Pongal Bird Count have yielded 194 lists from 68 birders, recording 235 species so far. The locations of the lists are shown on the map to the right in red (Day 1), blue (Day 2) and yellow (Day 3). So far, Puducherry and 20 of the 32 districts of TN have at least one list.
Today is the final day of the count — let’s work towards a total of 400 lists over the four days of the Pongal Bird Count!!
17 Jan, 0850 hrs
The first two days of the count have brought in 123 lists from 51 birders so far — these are shown on the map to the right in red (Day 1) and blue (Day 2). Lists have come in from Puducherry and 17 of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu. As before, the circles are partly transparent, so location with several lists show a deeper colour.
Nearly 200 species have been recorded so far, with highlights including Baillon’s Crake, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Bengal Weaver (Black-breasted Weaver), Scaly Thrush, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Hume’s Whitethroat, Pied Harrier and Black-naped Oriole.
Please do upload any remaining lists you have for Days 1 and 2 — and now on to Day 3!!
16 Jan, 0840 hrs
An update from the first day of the Count. Until 0815 this morning, 61 lists have been uploaded, and their locations are depicted to the right. The circles are partially transparent, so locations with several lists show a deeper colour.
15 Jan, 2230 hrs
Nearly 60 lists submitted so far during the PBC which covered 152 different species; from Chennai, Coimbatore, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nilgiris, Thanjavur, Thoothukkudi, Thiruvallur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Tiruppur districts. The very first list of the day came from Ganeshwar SV, from Karadi Malai Camp near Chengalpattu.
The highlights so far are Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Harrier, Black-naped Oriole and Bengal Weaver (Black-breasted Weaver).