Winter Bird Monitoring Program (2018-19)

  • This season, it is proposed to collect the birding data on a SINGLE DAY in all the routes as listed below, on Sunday, 13/01/2019. Try to reserve this day for the birding venture.
  • Previous years result:
      • On 21/1/2018: Totally 187 bird species recorded by 13 teams from 79 locations; 44 birders counted 20,679 birds. ALBINO COOT, EUROPEAN BEE-EATER, SPRANGLED DRONGO, FERRUGINOUS DUCK, GREATER FLAMINGO, WHITE STORK, GADWALL, BLACK-EARED KITE, RICHARD'S PIPIT, SPOTTED REDSHANK, CURLEW SANDPIPER, SANDMARTIN, & RUDDY SHELDUCK.
      • On 08/01/2017: Totally 221 bird species recorded by 12 teams from 69 locations; 46 birders counted 54,057 birds. Interesting birds observed: Albino Black Kite, Spotted Redshank, Bank Swallow, Philippine Shrike, Pacific Golden Plover, Baillon’s Crake & Citrine Wagtail.
      • A similar attempt on 17/01/2016 by 9 teams comprising of 19 birders covering 43 locations, resulted in 179 species. Total bird count was very meager -15,437.
  • This year most of the tanks are full, thanks to reasonably good monsoon. Let’s hope for good birding and proceed with single day birding.
  • Minimum birding period is half an hour in one location.
  • It is not a competition; observe the birds in the field for its proper identification, activity and it will fine-tune our birding skills. Note down.
  • Intimate in advance the route planned, so that other interested birders can join the team or others can take a different route. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR TEAM SHALL HAVE MINIMUM TWO MEMBERS.
  • Enter the data in “e-bird” website in-situ or as soon as you are back from the day-long birding trip. Post the link on facebook/ mysorenature or the data filled form/Excel sheet for data compilation.
  • Share your interest with your friends, especially students from life science and introduce them to field study.