FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Great Backyard/Campus Bird Count 2016


FERAL will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count and the newly launched sub-event, the Campus Bird count.

We plan on participating in the birding events on the 13th and 14th, the sites are:

  • Kalivelli and Bahour lake on the 13th and

  • Ousteri lake on the 14th.

Contact us by email if you're interested in joining us this link: http://www.feralindia.org/drupal/contact/Join-GBBC.

Contact Kumaran.K (+91 9488494601) for Kalivelli and Ousteri and Selvaganesh (+91 9442033264) for Bahour.

A message from the India coordinators:

Please mark your calendars for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC, 12-15 February), the world's biggest bird-a-thon!

To join, just go birding for at least 15 min and upload the list of all birds seen/heard. This can be repeated as often as you like over the four days of the event, from one or many locations separately.

Last year, nearly 1,000 birders from across India uploaded 7,000 lists, documenting 735 species. Globally, over 100 countries took part. More information about GBBC-India is here: http://www.birdcount.in/events/gbbc2016/.

If you live or work at a campus of any sort (educational, institutional, etc), you might be interested in an associated event called the Campus Bird Count (same dates as above), aimed at documenting birds on campuses across the country.

Last year, 87 campuses took part, documenting 414 species just from within their boundaries! For more: http://www.birdcount.in/events/gbbc2016/campus-bird-count-2016/.

Do join, and help spread the word among your birding friends!


The GBBC Event Poster
The Campus Birdcount poster
Event Information


Kumaran K
Jr. Research Fellow
R.S. Bhalla
Senior Doctoral Fellow
Selva Ganesh

Event Details

Date: 13th Feb 2016 to 14th Feb 2016
Venue: Kalivelli, Ousteri and Bahour lakes

Other Resource Persons

  • Students from Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Sciences - Pondicherry University
  • Teacher volunteers associated with CERD - Pondicherry

Partner Institutes

  • CERD Event Co-host

Event Image Slideshow

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