Sálim Ali Bird Count
11th and 18th November 2018
The Bombay Natural History Society announces the Sálim Ali Bird Count for the year 2018. This is a single-day event to commemorate the birth anniversary (12 November) of the “Bird Man of India”, late Dr. Sálim Ali (1896–1987).
The count will be held on two consecutive Sundays, i.e., 11th and 18th November 2018 which precede and follow his birth anniversary.
Participants have either to do bird count on 11th November or 18th November 2018. The only criterion for participation in the event is an interest in birds. Participants can observe and records birds in their chosen area, preferably for over an hour. A checklist of bird species is available on the BNHS (bnhs.org) and IBCN website (ibcn.in). We request the participants to download the same and enter their sightings in the checklist. This complete list of all species spotted (ideally with counts of individuals) should be submitted through email to Nandkishor Dudhe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sálim Ali Bird Count is a Citizen Science initiative, conducted in association with many organisations. Birdwatchers can visit their nearest Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) or any water body and undertake a diligent count of birds for a long period of time (over an hour) to make it more meaningful. Counts will be more productive early in the morning, with birds generally becoming quiet and inactive during the middle of the day. We also request the birdwatchers to not restrain themselves to the one-day-event, but monitor the chosen area consistently over the coming years and also be part of the Common Bird Monitoring Programme.
Data sheet is available in the downloads section<Salim Ali Bird Count> of this website.