The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2015
(13-16th February, 2015)
The GBBC is an annual citizen science event organised by Cornell
Ornithology Laboratory. The goal is to collect and display real time data
on wild birds. Last year, the GBBC happened in nearly 135 countries around
the world and counted nearly 4300 species. India was the top contributor
with more than 800 species counted. Details can be seen here
This year also, IISER Mohali students have participated in GBBC. As on 16th
February, the total species count in Punjab was 77. Of these, IISER Mohali
students had counted 74 species on IISER Mohali campus and had contributed
nearly 10 checklists. As of 16th February, IISER Mohali campus has the
highest species counts in all of Punjab.
With a species count of 74, IISER Mohali campus occupies the 21st position
in the list of hotspots of India. Punjab occupies the 16th position in
total species counts.
The summary of results can be seen here http://ebird.org/ebird/gbbc/subnational1/IN-PB?yr=cur&m=&rank=mrec