Schedule of Symposium 2021


26 March 2021 – 27 March 2021

Note : All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST).

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DAY 0 : 25 March 2021 (Thursday)
Time Event
16:30 – 17:30

Pre-symposium event: Introduction to using Slack at the conference followed by ice-breaker sessions
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #guide-to-slack


DAY 1 : 26 March 2021 (Friday)
Time Event
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Introduction
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
10:15 – 10:25

Joining the dots – linking local monitoring to national and flyway conservation
by Taej Mundkur

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
10:25 – 10:40

Bird Monitoring Activities in India: An analysis of a questionnaire survey
by Tarun Menon

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
10:40 – 10:50

Birds in the Himachal hills: tracking a century of changes
by Anthony Gaston

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
10:50 – 11:00

Two decades apart: monitoring rainforest birds in Mizoram and the Anamalais
by T R Shankar Raman / Akshay Surendra

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
11:00 – 11:10

India Long Term Ecological Observatories (India – LTEO)
by Priti Bangal

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session1
11:10 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 11:40

Major changes observed in waterbird population from the wetlands of Tamilnadu through Long Term monitoring
by S Balachandran

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
11:40 – 11:50

Lessons from the teenage years of a long-term bird monitoring program: A case study from Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
by Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
11:50 – 12:00

Changes and patterns in hornbill breeding and fruiting phenology: insights from long-term monitoring
by Aparajita Datta

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
12:00 – 12:10

Forest Owlet Research in Central India – the importance of long-term monitoring
by Prachi Mehta

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
12:10 – 12:20

Asian Waterbird Census as a tool for conservation of wetlands: a case study from Kole Wetlands, Ramsar site, Kerala
by P O Nameer

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
12:20 – 12:30

Long-term monitoring of birds in Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
by C Shashikumar

Channel: #day1-26mar-talks-session2
12:30 – 13:30 Break [Lunch]
13:30 – 15:00

Poster Session

Channel: #day1-26mar-posters

Long-term monitoring of India Grey Hornbill nests in Urban Landscapes of Indore City : Revealing shifts in seasonality and nest-site adaptability – Ajay Gadikar

Long-term monitoring of colonial nesting waterbirds at the Kokkare Bellur Community Reserve, Southern Karnataka – Aksheeta Mahapatra

Common birds in a changing world: Monitoring Barn Swallow populations in the Himalaya – Amarjeet Kaur

Tracking seasonal variation in the wintering diet of Montagu’s harriers using pellets – Arjun P Kannan

Bird Monitoring during the Campus Bird Count: A Case Study from Stella Maris College, Chennai – Kalpana Jayaraman

Bird monitoring experience from a residential Medical College campus – Harshjeet Singh Bal

Evaluating the impact of Ecological Restoration on the Bird Community of Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurugram – Misha Bansal

Bird Monitoring Programme: a comparison of bird occurrence across Bangalore city (2007 & 2020) – Prashanth M B

Bird documentation in educational campuses – Shilpa Avate

Neighbourhood bird monitoring through consistent listing: a 7 yr case study from Bengaluru – Suhel Quader


DAY 2 : 27 March 2021 (Saturday)
Time Event
10:00 – 10:05

Opening comments and welcome to day 2
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session1
10:05 – 10:15

Bird population changes assessed by mist-netting, line transects, and breeding bird surveys
by Trevor Price

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session1
10:15 – 10:25

Nine-year record of wetland birds in Sultanpur Jheel, Haryana: Studying responses to long-term habitat change
by Ghazala Shahabuddin

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session1
10:25 – 10:35

Common Water Birds: Indicators of Wetland Ecosystem
by Sai Vivek

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session1
10:35 – 10:45

Monitoring birds and parasite diversity across an elevational gradient in the western Himalaya
by Farah Ishtiaq

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session1
10:45 – 11:35

Poster Session

Channel: #day2-27mar-posters

Long-term trends in bird populations of the Nannaj Grasslands, Maharashtra – Akshay Bharadwaj

Effect of landscape heterogeneity on diurnal raptor community richness and diversity in a subtropical landscape of Jammu and Kashmir – Asha Sohil

Mackinnon list method as a bird monitoring tool in India – Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan

Asian Waterbird Census: Ecological value, challenges and conservation prospects for long term bird population monitoring in India – Dhruv Verma

Initiatives taken towards more systematic monitoring by Kasaragod Birders – Maxim Rodrigues K

Vocalization in Nightjars – Mayuri Kotian

11:35 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 11:55

Surviving forest degradation and climate change: insights from a decade of monitoring bird populations in the Eastern Himalayas
by Umesh Srinivasan

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session2
11:55 – 12:05

State of India’s Birds: insights from long-term bird monitoring by birdwatchers
by Ashwin Viswanathan

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session2
12:05 – 12:15

Monitoring harriers at their roost for long-term trends and citizen involvement
by T Ganesh

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session2
12:15 – 12:25

Birds and Badlands: Monitoring of Indian Skimmer population in the National Chambal Sanctuary
by Parveen Shaikh

Channel: #day2-27mar-talks-session2
12:25 – 13:30 Break [Lunch]
13:30 – 14:45

Discussion on Future of Bird Monitoring in India

Channel: #day2-discussion-future-of-bird-monitoring-in-india
14:45 – 15:00

Feedback and Conclusion
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #lounge