November 2, 2015

Sálim Ali Bird Count

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Sálim Ali by V. Santharam, Madras Naturalists’ Society. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons.

The Sálim Ali Bird Count is a birding event, initiated by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in 2018 to commemorate the birth anniversary (12 November) of the “Bird Man of India”, late Dr. Sálim Ali (1896–1987).  In 2020, the event was celebrated from 5-12 Nov to coincide with Maharashtra’s Pakshi Saptah. Birders across India participate in this event by documenting birds for at least 15 minutes on all days from 5-12 Nov.

See 2020 results here!


Banner photo: Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (or Yellow-throated Sparrow), the species that launched Salim Ali’s ornithological career. Balaji PB/Macaulay Library, from this checklist

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