2014-Results - Bird Count India

Report
Results
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Find answers to these questions
 What are our common birds ?
 Are they doing well?
 What habitats are good and what habitats are bad ?
 Are their numbers changing across years ?
 Why are their numbers changing ?
 Are there relationship between two species ?
 Positive (Koel & Crows) or Negative (Babblers) ?
 Need special attention to any species / groups ?
 Involve public. Impact education through CBMP
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Kerala Forest Department – Social Forestry
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Use
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Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Dates
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Pan Kerala - Involve all Green Partners (GP)
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Limited to non-forest areas
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Identify Regional Coordinators amongst GP
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Invite new birders to participate via training
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Automated submissions from Kerala towards Big Bird Day (BBD)
& GBBC
 Green Partners Program
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Publish Methodology to all GP
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Media Publicity
◦ Electronic & Newspapers
◦ Center Page in Vidhya of Mathrubhoomi
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Prepare Centralised Training Material on
◦ eBird Introduction
◦ Bird Identification
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Workshops in all district HQs
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Mobilise regular bird-watchers
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Create eBird Account
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Watch birds around ur home/workplace
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List species seen and their numbers
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Each list strictly 15 minute duration
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Submit in eBird by selecting the location
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Mark the species seen & their numbers
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Submit at least 3 lists in 4 days.
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Sorted lists based on districts
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Assigned lists to district reviewers
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Reviewers identified data quality issues
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Reviewers mailed/called the observer for
clarification / correction
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Analysed data at state level & cell level
◦ Location Imprecise, Likely Misidentification, Wrong
Protocol, Unlikely number etc.
◦ Cell size is 15’ x 15’ (15’ = 0.25 degrees ~ 27km)
Thiruvananthapur
Malappuram
am
6%
Alappuzha
8%
7%
Others
17%
Kozhikode
10%
Thrissur
Kannur
19%
16%
Ernakulam
17%
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
No of Cells
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
No of Lists
Red-whiskered
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
Red-vented
80
100
60
50
Jungle
40
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
Yellow-billed
60
Participants
No of
Accepted
Participants
Lists
Premchand Reghuvaran 40
VINOD KUMAR P.K.
25
hari kumar
20
MSSRF Bioview
17
chithrabhanu pakaravoor 16
Jacob Thomas
15
jayaprakash m t
15
Sreekumar E R
15
salim ei
NANDANA V KUMAR
Sivakumar AK
Jafer Palot
Jyothi Krishnan
vijesh vallikunnu
Devika V S
Soni Nambiar
No of
Accepted
Lists
13
12
12
11
11
11
10
10
District
Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
Kasargod
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Wayanad
No of Accepted Lists Non-compliant Lists No. of species
53
46
134
110
43
158
13
17
158
105
25
112
13
9
57
4
27
67
9
17
94
66
33
116
40
16
119
21
22
127
24
78
75
42
58
97
127
50
143
29
14
110
Protocol
eBird - Casual Observation
eBird - Exhaustive Area Count
eBird - Stationary Count
eBird - Traveling Count
eBird Random Location Count
No of Lists
31
68
679
347
6
65%
No of Species vs No of Lists
80
No of Lists
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 39 41 44 47 48 51 55
No of Species
1
10
100
1
1000
House Crow
Intermediate Egret
Common Myna
Indian Golden Oriole
Asian Koel
Common Tailorbird
Rock Pigeon
Yellow-billed Babbler
Rufous Treepie
Purple Sunbird
White-cheeked Barbet
Great Egret
Black Drongo
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
White-throated Kingfisher
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher
Indian Pond-Heron
Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Large-billed Crow
Greater Coucal
Cattle Egret
Brahminy Kite
Black Kite
Jungle Babbler
Red-vented Bulbul
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Little Cormorant
Greater Racket-tailed…
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Black-rumped Flameback
Shikra
Long-billed Sunbird
Oriental Darter
Purple Heron
Jungle Owlet
Common Hawk-Cuckoo
Whiskered Tern
Jungle Myna
Ashy Drongo
Blyth's Reed-Warbler
House Sparrow
Barn Swallow
10
100
1000
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Salim Ali Birth Anniversary
◦ Kerala Bird Race – Sunday near 12th November
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Induchoodan Anusmaranam
◦ June 14th
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Wildlife Week Celebrations
◦ October 2nd – 8th
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Vacations
◦ Onam (Aug / Sep)
◦ Christmas (Dec last week)
◦ Summer (April – May)
60’=1º~111km
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Total Area:
Non-Forest Area:
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◦
◦
◦
◦
Grid
Grid
Grid
Grid
Grid
15’ x 15’
10’ x 10’
5’ x 5’
2.5’ x 2.5’
1.5’ x 1.5’
38, 863 sq.km
27, 554 sq.km
20 lists / cell
35 cells, 700 lists
80 cells, 1600 lists
322 cells, 6440 lists
1300 cells, 26000 lists
3580 cells, 71600 lists
# Lists in CBMP
1122
<F, S, S, M >
<03, 03,16, 03 >
=> 25 lists
[750 lists from 30 people]
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Start Survey @ 6:00 AM from your home
Use a vehicle – motorbike or car or bicycle
Survey for 15 minutes, Travel for 15minutes
◦ Repeat it over a round trip
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Stop Survey @ 10:30 AM at your home
◦ You generate 9 lists in 4.5 hrs
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Repeat Survey between 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
◦ Same route or different route.
◦ You generate 7 lists in 3.5hrs
16 lists in one day
9 lists in 4.5hrs
7 lists in 3.5hrs
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