MigrantWatch engaged birdwatchers to understand arrival and departure dates of migratory birds to different regions of the country with a view to first generating a baseline, and then understand changes over the years. Over the 7 years that the project was operational, it collected over 30,000 records of migratory birds. In 2014, it was closed, and all data uploaded to the eBird-India platform, where it remains available for download and exploration.
Year of Initiation:
Role in the project:
Nature Conservation Foundation
No. of participants:
100 - 500
Geographical spread of project:
Purpose of the project:
To document the timing of arrival and departure of migratory birds to India
Location of the coordinating institution/organisation(s):
Available upon request, without a fee
Participation in language other than English:
Appropriate age groups of participants:
All age groups
Citizen participation through:
Why should people participate:
The project has now ended — please see above.
Prior knowledge or expertise required:
Skill in identifying birds by sight/sound.