Patch Birding Challenge

A Patch Made in Heaven

A Patch Made in Heaven
Dominic Couzens

Following on from the series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, we are pleased to announce details of the exciting Bird Count India Patch Birding Challenge. Simply register to take part below and write a patch report, based on the ideas discussed in the previous article, that covers the complete winter season: start as soon as possible, and end at the end of April 2017.

Reports can be produced individually, or as a team effort. If multiple people visit the same patch (whether known to you or not) you should include collated observations from all of them into an overall summary. If you know that you are not going to be able to visit your patch personally for a period of time, we recommend asking someone else to visit to ensure you have good coverage.

Submit your report (in any format) to Bird Count India by 1 Jun 2017 and the best three reports will win the following prizes:

Reports will be judged on a combination of factors, including patch-birding effort, quality of presentation and interesting analyses. We will be looking for reports that demonstrate thorough coverage of your patch; however, the actual number of species recorded is irrelevant, and the number of checklists or hours spent watching is of secondary importance.

Register to take part below. Registrations received so far are listed on the next page. Do use the Facebook group to discuss and share your patch birding with others.

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* eBird location id can be found from the Hotspot Explorer (search for the location by name, then click View Details, and note the last part of the URL, e.g. http://ebird.org/ebird/india/hotspot/L1234567) or via Manage My Locations (search for the location by name, then click Edit, and note the last part of the URL, e.g. http://ebird.org/ebird/india/MyEBird?cmd=EditLoc&locID=L1234567)

To be eligible for publication in Indian Birds, you will have to continue your report to the end of 2017 so that it covers an entire calendar year. (Reports may require specific editing to fit the constraints of a printed magazine, and the final publication decision will rest with the Indian Birds editors.)

When patch birding, don't forget to look up!Greater/Sykes's Short-toed Lark © Mike Prince

When patch birding, don’t forget to look up!
Greater/Sykes’s Short-toed Lark © Mike Prince

We hope you have enjoyed the patch birding series and are encouraged to try it yourself, and enter our challenge: let us know how you get on in the comments, or in our Facebook discussion group.

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eBird Profile Pages are here!

As the number of eBirders continues to grow daily, a lot of us become familiar with the names of other birders from their lists and media on eBird. With the new eBird Profile Page, you can find out a bit more than just the names of the birders around the globe.

The profile page includes an interactive map that shows you statistics based on the region you have selected – which could be the entire world or a small county/district. It also shows the links to your latest checklists and a dashboard with media (photos/audio) filtered by region.

The profile pages are only visible to other eBird users. Set up your profile page at http://ebird.org/ebird/profile.

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Getting started 2: What do I need to watch birds?

This is the second in a series of posts for new and potential bird watchers who are just getting introduced to the world of birds.

Now that you have some idea of why many people watch birds, it is time to understand what tools one can use to become a better birder. What precisely is ‘better’ is debatable, but includes identifying and documenting birds in the field, while also gaining an understanding of birds and their ecology.

Eyes, ears and patience

The most important tools to observe birds are the simplest – your eyes, your ears and some of your time. 

To be able to identify and understand birds, it is important to use both visual and aural cues. For example, some very similar looking birds may be best distinguished from each other by their calls or songs. Similarly, birds which have similar calls and songs may look nothing like each other!

Above: The Jungle Babbler (listen to sound) and the Yellow-billed Babbler (listen to sound) may look similar, but sound very different.

Above: They look very different but Ashy Drongos (listen to sound) and Golden-fronted Leafbirds (listen to sound) can sound just like each other.

When it comes to observing birds, although it is often best to deduce characteristics based on what is visible, a song/call may often give away more about a bird’s behaviour than its posture or movements.

Observing the bird isn’t merely about looking at or hearing a bird, but also using your senses to gain an understanding of its habits and habitat. Ask yourself questions about what you are seeing or hearing, and then try and answer them through your observations.

Some examples: Why is the bird behaving as it is? What is it feeding on? Why does it always prefer an open perch/or why does it forage only in the leafy canopy? Is it frequenting a particular spot very often – could it have a nest nearby or is it simply announcing its territory? Is the call indicative of stress – does the bird sense danger, is it a signal to ward off competitors or is it a song to announce itself to a potential mate? Is the bird usually solitary or in pairs or in groups?

Noting these differences will also help you appreciate the distinctiveness of each species/genus/families outside of just physical features and vocalizations.

Penguin on the left (eyes shut): Half a birder
Penguin in the middle (ears closed): Half a birder
Penguin on the right (mouth shut, but ears and eyes open): Great birder!
© Mimooh

Most importantly though, any good birder must always be patient. One of the challenges of birding lies in not having control over your subject. All too often, the best observations are made by those who have the time and patience to allow the bird to move into a better position for viewing or give it a chance to become more comfortable in the presence of a human observer. 

Binoculars

Mike at work

Binoculars are indispensable for a good birder.

One of the best ways to tell a birder/birdwatcher apart from the crowd is to look out for the binoculars hanging from his/her neck or shoulder. A birder without a pair of binoculars is akin to a bird without its feathers. Having binoculars not only helps in getting a closer look at the birds, but also helps one to understand and appreciate the subtleties of plumage, colour, movements, and more.

There’s a wide range of binoculars available in India nowadays – in terms of quality and price. Before making a choice on what to buy, it is perhaps best to understand what specifications and factors to look for in your potential pair of binocs. You can learn more about what to look for in a pair of binoculars here and here.

Notepad and pen/pencil

A notepad/notebook and pen/pencil are two of the most useful things for a birder to carry in the field. One can use the notepad to write down the basic details of a birding session such as the time, weather, location, & habitat, and also to keep lists and maintain notes and field observations. Drawings and descriptions of what bird you saw (more in the next article about how to write descriptions) are often the most useful tools for identifying species later. Your notepad can also be used to write down other observations about the bird and its behaviour as well as its surroundings.

Field Notebook

With the new eBird mobile app, smartphones have replaced notepads in many ways (especially in listing) but most good birders would still vouch for the good old pen and paper when it comes to making the best field notes!

Field guide

A field guide is a book that acts as an illustrated guide to the birds of a particular region. It should ideally be lightweight, handy and easy to use and carry. While many birders may not actually carry a field guide in the field – often relying on field notes and using those against a field guide later, a good one is a must for any birder. There are a number of field guides currently available to choose from; depending on your needs and level of expertise, your choice of field guide may vary.

Field Guides

While the latest field guides (such as The Birds of the Indian Subcontinent and Birds of South Asia) are excellent and mostly up-to-date, they can also be fairly complex and are usually meant for those who have been birding for at least a short while. Some of the older field guides (such as A Field Guide to the Birds of India) remain useful and relevant as well.

However, for beginners, very few field guides are as interesting and fun to read as Martin Woodcock’s ‘Collin’s Birds of India’ and Salim Ali’s ‘The Book of Indian Birds’. If you are new to birding, then picking these guides is well worth it. They may not be up-to-date or list all species, but they remain amongst the best introductions to the world of Indian birds. 

Scopes and Cameras

Binoculars, a notepad, a pencil and a field guide may be all that is needed to be a good birder but one can always take the next step and procure a spotting scope and/or a camera with a long zoom.

A spotting scope is essentially a small telescope with a large magnification that allows one to observe the details on birds far away. Your first view of even a common bird through a good scope will always provoke a “wow” reaction! Spotting scopes are usually a little heavy, need a tripod, and tend to have a steeper learning curve than binoculars, but can be very useful, especially in open habitats such as wetlands.

Birdwatchers in Bengaluru

Birdwatchers in Bengaluru. Photo by Ravi Viswanathan.

Today, there are a number of cameras (inexpensive and expensive) with a long zoom. These can be very useful in obtaining images and videos for documenting the birds you are seeing. Although photographs can compensate for lack of field notes, it’s better to have a mix of both to get a complete picture and make sense of what you saw.

You may also use your cameras and mobile phones to record sounds – a habit that will definitely help in learning calls and songs better!


Is anything missed out on in this article? Do give your inputs in the comments section below.

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Sharing your Patch Birding

This is the fourth part of five in a series of articles from Bird Count India about Patch Birding, following on from Part 3 “How to Record Birds from your Patch”

Now you are patch birding and gathering some great observations, so let’s share your enjoyment with others! There are lots of ways you can let others know about your discoveries, and hopefully encourage them to start working their own patches too.

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Patch Birding Blog

Patch Birding Blog
© Amy Robjohns, Solent Birding

Considering creating your own blog where you can describe the highlights of each visit, show off your habitat and wildlife photos, and of course link to your eBird checklists. A great way to build up a personal diary that you will look back on fondly in years to come.

Gain some inspiration from patch blogs from elsewhere in the world, including various sites in Ireland, Walthamstow and Titchfield Haven in England, Queensland, Australia and central Bangkok, Thailand.

Social Media

Do share interesting observations on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. Rather than just providing a link to your eBird checklist (but do include this as well!), describe some highlights in the text so it is obvious to readers without them leaving the social media site or app. We’d love to read them in the Bird Count India Facebook discussion group also.

Patch Birding on Facebook

Patch Birding on Facebook
© Komal Agrawal

eBird Patch Lists

As described in the previous article, using the eBird patch functionality shows a summary of your patch for the current month, year as well as life, and compares your patch together with others who are patch birding in eBird. Currently you can only view the most recent checklist of other patch birders and not their full lists, but this is still useful for comparisons: have they recorded a migrant that you should expect soon for example? Maybe you can make some patch friends?!

Shared Checklists

Take a friend birding to your patch, and share your checklist with them. Maybe they might adopt the same patch – it is always nice to be able to discuss with someone else knowledgeable about the species and area, and it may also introduce some friendly rivalry! Maybe they will adopt a patch of their own in the nearby area?

Patch Report

When you have compiled several observations over a long period it makes sense to analyse and present these in a patch report. It’s an excellent idea to do this annually – based on a calendar year is most convenient for comparisons.

A patch report can be illustrated with photos, sketches etc., and could be posted online. Things to consider including in the report are:

  • Description of the patch
  • Summary of your effort
  • Seasonal highlights
  • Annotated species list (i.e. a brief description of the species status based on your observations)
  • Bar charts and line graphs to illustrate high counts and seasonal occurrence
  • Other wildlife
  • Comparisons with previous years
Patch Birding Report

Walthamstow Bird Report 2015
© Walthamstow Birders

Note that the report is a report for the patch itself and not your personal observations, so if other birders visit your patch you should include their observations as well. You should therefore check the eBird hotspot page(s) for your patch to see the various summaries eBird provides.

Check our announcement of how you and your patch can appear in print with our exciting Patch Birding Challenge!

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Aug 2016 eBirders of the month

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300As the winter approaches, passage and winter migrants are coming our way (see What’s on in September). In concert with this, birding activity across the country is ramping up, and this is apparent from the break-up of eBirding in India in August (with previous month in brackets).

 

Number of birders: 709 (717)
Number of lists (all types): 9,562 (6,934)
Number of lists (complete, 15min or longer): 8,525 (6,082)
Number of observations: 1.48 lakh (1.11 lakh)

The challenge for August was to upload no-X, complete birdlists of at least 15-minute duration from at least 25 separate days of the month. Of the 709 eBirders in August, 16 met or exceeded the target for the month. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):

Ajay Gadikar
George P J
Govind Girija
Jayadev Menon
Jaydev Mandal
Komal Agrawal
Lakshmikant Neve
Manju Sinha
Namassivayan Lakshmanan
Prashanth N S
Premchand Reghuvaran
Shanmugam Kalidass
Siva T
Suhel Quader
Vidhya Sundar
Vinay Nadig

Many congratulations to all of them!

One person from these 16 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift. That person is

George P J

who receives a copy of The homing instinct: meaning and mystery in animal migration by Bernd Heinrich.

Common Sandpiper, by Aravind Amirtharaj from this birdlist.

Here is the full list of all 709 eBirders from India in August 2016:

Aaditya S Kumar, Aarti Phatarphekar, Aashutosha Lele, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sawant, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhimanyu Lele, Abhinav R, Abhirami C, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhiram Sankar, Abhirup Khara, Abhishek Bhargava, Abhishek Chintamani, abhishek gopal, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Jamalabad, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek Shankar, Abinesan S, Able Lawrence, Adesh Shivkar, ADHEENA XAVIER, Adhithyan NK, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Banerjee, Aditya Ghate, Adnan Raja, Afshan Husain, Aishanya Sarma, Ajay Gadikar, Ajinkya Supekar, Ajith Kumar, AJU RAJU, Akash Gulalia, AKSHAY LONARE, Akshay Surendra, Alan Knue, Albin Jacob, AM AMSA, Aman Gujar, Amarendra Konda, AMBIKA NANOTH, Ambika Pradhan, Amisha Agarwal, Amish Mulmi, Amith Kumar, Amol Bapat, Amol Lopes, Amruta Varshini, Anand Sundaram, Ananthu P, Andrea Reany, Andy Balinsky, Andy Johnson, Aneesh Sasidevan, Angel Joy, Aniruddha Bade, Aniruddha Ghosh, anisha jayadevan, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anjali J, anjana hari, Anjana Nair, Anjitha Devarajan, Anoop CR, anoopkumar podavoor, Anoop palode SS, Anup Chavda, Anuradha Krishnan, Anurag Chandak, Aparajita Datta, APARNA NEVE, APITHA NAMASSIVAYAN, Appavu Pavendhan, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Archana Nair, Arijit Mondal, Arjun Dev , Arjun Kannan, Arnab Pal, Arnav Anish, Arnold Goveas, Arshia Singh, Arun Bhaskaran, Arun C.G, Arun Chikkamarappa, Arun Kumar Mathivaanan, arun lal, Arun M K Bharos, ARUN PRABHU, Arun Singh, Arun Varghese, Arya Vinod, Ashish Babre, Ashish Bhatt, Ashish GB, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashlesha Pandit, Ashlin Michael , Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Bhat, Ashwini Kumar Malle, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, ASLAM MOHAMMED, Aswin Nisanth, Augustin Joseph, Avik Dutta, Avishkar Munje, Avishna Arappil, AWC Pathanamthitta, Ayush Ankit, Babasaheb Jawale, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Balaji P B, balakrishnan vc, Balbir Arora, Balwant Negi, Bhagyarekha Deshpande, Bhanu Sridharan, BHARATI CHATURVEDI, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhavani Ramamohan , Biang Syiem, bijumon ke, Biju PB, Biju PS, BIJU THENKUDI, Bimalnath Punnassery, Binod Borah, BINU SREELAKAM, Bird Atlas Kannur, Bird Atlas Palakkad, Bird Atlas Thrissur, Bird Atlas Trivandrum, Bird Snappers, Biswanath Mondal, Biswapriya Rahut, B.R. Ansil, Calicut Bird Club, Chagsaa odonjavkhlan, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Chandra Sekhar Bandi, charles naveen, Charlotte Chang, Chayant Gonsalves, Cheran Jagadeesan, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chetna Sharma, Chris Bowden, Cinchona GHS(Group account), C K SMITHA, CNS Nature, Cristeena TA Cristeena TA, Dakshina Sudhir, Damodaran Pallath, Danival santhosh, david stanton, Dayani Chakravarthy, Deepa Chandran, Deepa Javdekar, Deepak Balasubramanian, deepak dhakad , Deepa Mohan, denzil britto, Dhananjai Mohan, Dhaval Vargiya, dhiren malani, Dhruba Saikia, Diego Gonzalez Quieju, Dilip K G, Dinesh kumar, Dinesh Pundir, Divya Mudappa, Douglas Ball, Dr George P J, Dr. Jayant Wadatkar, Dr. Krishna kumar, Dr Sumit Chakrabarti, Dr. Utkarsh Betodkar, EKM Bird Atlas, Elias Rowther B., Elizabeth Jojy, Esha Munshi, Ezhupunna Birders, Fermin Jose, Gaja mohanraj, Ganesh Raghunathan, Ganesh R Mandavkar, Ganeshwar S V, Garima Bhatia, Gaurang Bagda, Gaurav Nalkur, gaurav pangtey, Gautam Allamsetty, Gautam Surya, Gaythri and Mansur Nature Photography, Geeta Viswanathan, Geetha Venkataraman, Gireesh Pallikkara, Girish Jathar, GirishMohan P K, Gokul Krishna, gokul vadivel, Gopalakrishna R, Gopal Khanal, GOVIND GIRIJA, G Parameswaran, Hakimuddin F Saify, hardik kalavadiya, HariAsha Chakkarakkal, Harikrishnan S, hari kumar, HARI MAVELIKARA, Harish Chandra, Harish NN, Haritha Mohan, HARSHADA GAUNS, Harsha Jayaramaiah, Harshavardhan Jamakhandi, Harshith JV, Harshit Singh, HARSHJEET BAL, Harshul Thareja, Hashiq AH, Hemanth Byatroy, Hemant Kirola, hemant kumar, Hemanya Radadia, Hillblooms School, Hopeland P, Humayun Taher, imran khan, Indira Srinivasan, Induchoodan A Sreedharan, Ishika Ramakrishna, Jadeswamy Madaiah, Jafer Palot, Jaichand Johnson, Jameela Parampatt, Janhvi Vyas, Jaswinder Waraich, Jayadev Menon, Jayan Thomas, Jaydev Mandal, Jeffin John, Jesse Ross, Jeswin Joseph, jishnu kizhakkillam, jithesh pai, Job Joseph, Joby Joseph, John Christo, John Longhenry, jolly kv, JOSE RANI BABU, joshua Dsilva, joydip mukherjee, juee khopkar, JUGAL PATEL, Justus Joshua, Jyothish Nelson, Kadambari Devarajan, Kalaimani Ayuthavel , Kalyan Ramakrishna Chowdary Vundavalli, Kalyan Varma, Kanwar B Singh , Karthikeyan G B, Karthikeyan Ponnambalamoorthy, KARTHIK KV, Kashyap R, Kaustubh Rau, Kavin SG, Khushboo ., Kingsley David, Kiran Purandare, Kiran S Kumar, Kiron Vijay, Kirsten Abildskov, Kishorekumar Panaganti, Kishor Mankar, Komal Agrawal, Kranthi Kiran, Kranti Singh, Krishna Anujan, Krishna Deepak, Krishnamoorthy Muthirulan, Krishna Murthy, Krishnamurthy Vijaykumar, K.Sravan Kumar, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Kumar RR, Lakshmikant Neve, Lakshminarasimha Ranganathan, Lawrence Mathappan, Lekshmi Jayakumar, Lekshmi R, Leonard Rebello, lingesh kalingarayar, Loukika Neve, mabel menezes, Madhura Niphadkar, Madhurima Das, madhushri mudke, Magesh Ram, Mahathi Narayanaswamy, Mahesh madhu, Malik Fasil Madala, Mallika Rajasekaran, Manan Singh Mahadev, manasa krishna, Mandar Bhagat, Mangesh Prabhulkar, Mangirish Dharwadkar, Manidip Mandal, Manju Sinha, Manohara Kamath, manoj a, manoj p g, Manu Mengi, Marissa Menezes, Marvelyn Dias, Maulik Varu, MAXIM RODRIGUES K, Mayukh Dey, Md Shafi, Mike Prince, Milind Ganatra, Miraj Hussain, Misha Bansal, mohammad sulaiman, mohammed hirash, Mohandas G, Mohit Aggarwal, Mohith Shenoy, Mohit Mehta, Monica Kaushik, Monika Gandhi, Mousumi Ghosh-Harihar, mridul anand, MS Raghunath, mujeeb pm, Mukesh Sehgal, Mukundan Kizhakkemadham, MUNEER THOLPETTY, Murtuza Hussain Abrar, Muthu Narayanan, Mystic Wild, Nagappan R, Nagaraju Dubare, Nagendra Nayak, Naidu Kumpatla, NALINI RAMAN, namassivayan lakshmanan, Nandhakumar Radhakrishnan, Nandini Rajamani , NARESH G, Naresh Vadrevu, Navaneeth nair, Naveenlal P, Naveen Prakash , Navya P K, Navya r, Neeraj Amarnani, Neha Waikar, Neil Broekhuizen, Nihar Madkaiker, Niketan Kasare, Nikhil Patwardhan, Nilesh KK, Ninad Raote, Niranjan A, Niranjana C, NIRJHAR Banerjee , Nisanth Raveendran, Nisha Bhakat, Nisha Bhakat, nishith Kumar, Nitin Kapoor, Nitin Prabhakar, Nitin Tomer, Omkar Dharwadkar, omkar naik, Padmanabhan Natarajan, Padmanav Kundu, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, PANKAJ GUPTA, PANKAJ KOPARDE, Pankaj Lad, Pankaj Sharma, paresh gosavi, Parikshit Khisty, PARVATHY AS, Pavan Ramachandra, Pawan Dhall, Payal Mehta, P. 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