202 Bird spotters from India in Great Backyard Bird Count 2013

Last month there was a Backyard Bird Count exercise where we had to observe birds and list them on a special site. This exercise was held worldwide and I chanced to hear about it while surfing. I took out fifteen minutes, like I usually do in the morning and sat out to watch the birds, literally from my backyard. It was pleasantly surprising then to see the results. India was third in this exercise after US & Canada. “202 participants contributed 438 checklists containing over 500 species” according to the results.

gbbc I’m the second dot from the top. Feels quite exclusive!

gbbc2 List of all the participants!

Images courtesy Bird Count India


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2 responses to “202 Bird spotters from India in Great Backyard Bird Count 2013”

  1. Madhu says :

    That’s awesome Bhawna! We used to be avid birdwatchers once upon a time and could identify over a hundred species! Can barely remember the names of a handful these days 😦

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