Birds and Birding in India

Bird Migration in India

What, why, how, when and where?

As part of their webinar series, Mike recently gave a talk about Bird Migration in India to the Deccan Birders (formerly Birdwatchers Society of Andhra Pradesh BSAP). This included a background to bird migration—including seasonal round-trip, altitudinal migration, partial migration, moult migration, nomads and irruptions—as well as analysis of eBird data for certain migratory species in India, e.g. Bar-headed Goose, Common Cuckoo, Demoiselle Crane, Oriental Pratincole, Amur Falcon, Green and Greenish Warblers, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, and Rosy Starling, to determine any patterns.

Mike is a nomadic migrant, currently resident in Bangalore. He is known for occasional irruptions to the UK and frequent dispersal within India, including altitudinal migration in the Himalayas, and is liable to be encountered as a straggler (some might say vagrant) almost anywhere in India. He has a keen interest in bird recording, especially related to migration. He has previously worked for the British Trust for Ornithology and Bird Count India.

The video is long, so do use the shortcuts below, which include each individual species covered, to jump directly to the main section of interest!

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