Patch Birding



Great Cormorants
The popular view of birdwatchers (or ‘twitchers’) is of people who rush madly from one end of the country to another to tick birds off their lists. But behind the headlines are an army of enthusiasts who do quite the reverse – they stay devotedly within a small local area, their Patch, and enthuse and obsess about the birds within… read more »

Patch Birding Reports


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Following on from the series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, we are pleased to announce details of the exciting Bird Count India Patch Birding Challenge. Simply register to take part below and write a patch report, based on the ideas discussed in the previous article, that covers the complete winter season: start as soon as possible, and end… read more »

Patch Birding Challenge



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This is the fourth part of five in a series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, following on from Part 3 “How to Record Birds from your Patch”… Now you are patch birding and gathering some great observations, so let’s share your enjoyment with others! There are lots of ways you can let others know about your discoveries,… read more »

Sharing your Patch Birding


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This is the third in a series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, following on from Part 2 “How to Choose a Local Patch”… eBird The most obvious and valuable way your day-to-day sightings from patch birding can be interesting and useful is to add them to eBird. This means they form a permanent record and can be analysed… read more »

How to Record Birds from your Patch


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This is the second in a series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, following on from Part 1 “What is Patch Birding?”… Location Thankfully birds occur in most areas and you don’t have to travel far, or go to anywhere special, to go birding. In fact, the priority for a local patch is that it is somewhere convenient… read more »

How to Choose a Local Patch



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Do Black Drongos migrate? Have I seen a Green Bee-eater recently? Is Greenish Warbler only a passage migrant in my area, or a winter visitor as well? Do juvenile Barn Swallows migrate with adults, or separately? Are migrants arriving later this year? Do Asian Koels call all year round? How many different call types do Common Ioras have? What food… read more »

What is Patch Birding?