CBC in Isha Home School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Twice a day for four days, 24 enthusiastic birders took up the task to count the birds in the school
campus. Excited to be a part of CBC (Campus Bird Count), the 24 children contributed to counting
the species and their numbers which will eventually be submitted in the eBird India portal. CBC,
being a part of GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) was a long awaited event for the enthusiastic
birders of Middle School. The event requires you to make a list of birds spotted every 15 minutes.
The 24 birders were put into pairs and assigned an area within the school campus. The children also
helped in entering the checklists in the portal. Proud to be included in such a big event, from the
16-19 of February, they got to view several exciting species like the Indian Pitta, Greater racket-
tailed Drongo and White-rumped Munia. They submitted around 200 checklists which included more
than 100 species of birds!
“Campus Bird Count was superb! I got to add many birds to my life list. More than that, identifying
and looking at them fascinated me the most,” said Samriddhi.
Malhar shared “It made me patient and helped me notice birds better,” while Abir said, “Bird
Count was an amazing experience for me. I had lots of fun observing birds and noticing each one’s
– Praajita Manas Ranade (Class 7)