February 1, 2022

February 2022 eBirding Challenge

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300While the excitement of the Asian Waterbird Census continues in February it’s time for a new event to celebrate. As you know, every February brings the Great Backyard Bird Count, a worldwide birding event in which tens of thousands of people take part. This year the GBBC will be held between 18- 21 February. This event offers a great opportunity to bring birders together and introduce non-birders to this wonderful hobby! There is also the Campus Bird Count (CBC), a sub-event that runs along with the GBBC on the same dates. Multiple campuses across India participate in the CBC to document the birdlife in their area. Keeping these events in mind, this month’s challenge involves uploading at least 40 eligible lists. The 40 lists are divided such that at least 20 should be from the four days of the GBBC (18-21 Feb) and at least another 20 in the remaining twenty-four days of the month. Note: Eligible checklists are those that report all species seen/heard (and are therefore marked ‘complete’), report numbers for all species rather than Xs, and are of at least 15 minutes or longer in duration. Please upload all your lists by 10 March 2022 so that we can announce the results soon after that.  While birding, please ensure that you adhere to COVID-19 related instructions by central and local authorities Here are the general rules of our monthly challenges. And check out the yearlong challenges for 2021 as well! You can keep track of fresh lists coming in from India on this page.

New! Results of 2021’s Year-long eBird-India Challenge.

A list of challenges at the global level can be seen here. The global eBirding challenge of the month will be posted soon.


Header Image: Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo © Gayatri Pimple/ Macaulay Library

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Venus Joshi
Venus Joshi
6 months ago

The 40 lists are divided such that at least 20 should be from the four days of the GBBC (18-21 Feb) and at least another 20 in the remaining twenty-four days of the month.

Does the 20 checklist for GBBC include those for CBC ?? Or CBC checklist should be considered separately…

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