Bird monitoring in India


9 – 10 August 2024


About the symposium

Long term studies are crucial to understanding the status of bird species and populations. In India, several organizations, individual researchers and citizen scientists have been working on systematic record-keeping and monitoring in different parts of the country. This symposium is a yearly event to bring together people involved in such efforts. It aims to bring researchers, citizen scientists and others together to facilitate conversations about bird monitoring.

This year, the symposium will be an online event (hosted on Discord, facilitated by Zoom and live streamed on YouTube) scheduled for 9 – 10 August 2024. The programme will include two mini-symposia with invited short talks, keynote talks and an open call for poster presentations/ speed talks.

Symposium 2024

Welcome back to the symposium on Bird Monitoring in India. This year we have another exciting set of events lined up for two days. With the new set of events, we welcome the community once again to come participate and grow together!

Important dates:

  • Symposium dates (Virtual event): 9 – 10 August 2024
  • Registrations and speed talk submissions open: 10 April 2024
  • Deadline for speed talk submission: 31 May 2024 (Submissions now closed)
  • Decision on selected speed talks: 30 June 2024
  • Submission of final pre-recorded talks: 28 July 2024
  • Register before: 31 July 2024

Apply for presenting your work at the symposium! 
This year, there is an open call for speed talks at the symposium. Studies that are broadly related to bird monitoring and research are appropriate for this symposium. You are welcome to submit work in progress as well!

After screening, authors of selected applications will be invited to display their work for the symposium. The speed talks will have to be pre-recorded and the final presentation files must be received by 28 July 2024.

NOTE: The speed talks are independent of the mini-symposia themes. So please go ahead and submit all your work related to bird monitoring in India.

Click here to register for the symposium. 
Click here to apply to present your work (Submissions closed).


  1. Monitoring wetland birds
  2. Understanding causes of bird population declines


Our well-wishers

Nirav Bhatt, Parag Kokane, Amol Kokane, Jayan Thomas, Arpit Bansal