As part of our efforts to reach out to birders and birding groups across the country, Bird Count India conducts workshops about bird listing and monitoring. In the last 10 months, we have conducted such workshops in a variety of places, including Gujarat, Maharastra, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Mizoram.
Three such workshops are scheduled for September 2015.
Dates: 19th and 20th September 2015
Venue: University of Jammu, Bhaderwah Campus
Details: 2-day event with workshop on eBird and hands-on training on bird monitoring.
Contact person: Neeraj Sharma, University of Jammu, Bhaderwah Campus (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 22nd September 2015
Venue: To be finalised
Details: Informal meeting with members of the birding club of Srinagar to talk to them about eBird and give a live demonstration
Contact person: Dr. Riyaz Ahmed (Email: email@example.com)
Date: 26th or 27th September 2015
Aravalli Biodiversity Park. TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Details: 3-4 hour workshop on eBird and bird monitoring
Contact person: TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The general theme of our workshops is ‘Birding to make a difference’, that is, how we can continue doing the birding we enjoy, while at the same time ensure that our sightings contribute towards a better understanding of the birds we all love. We talk about eBird and we all can use the platofrm to document their own birding adventures. We also discuss small projects that birding groups can carry out – for example, to monitor birds at specific sites (eg. Important Bird Areas) through regular listing and counting; to document migration and breeding seasonality, and possibly even to make a bird atlas for their city/region. Where possible, we do a short bird walk before or after the workshop.
If you are interested in organizing such a workshop where you live, please do get in touch.