Schedule of Symposium 2022


29 April 2022 – 30 April 2022

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

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DAY 0 : 28 April 2022 (Thursday)
Time Event
17:00 – 18:00

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

Channel: #using-discord


DAY 1 : 29 April 2022 (Friday)
Time Event
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Introduction
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #day1-29apr-nehasinha
10:15 – 11:00

Does bird monitoring impact conservation action and policy?
by Neha Sinha

Channel: #day1-29apr-nehasinha
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:15

Telemetry Symposium Opening Talk
by Nishant Kumar

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
11:15 – 11:32

Disease surveillance and tracking migratory routes of waterbirds through satellite telemetry
by S. Balachandran

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
11:32 – 11:49

Invasive plant management: insights from bird telemetry
by Geetha Ramaswami

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
11:49 – 12:06

Asian Hornbills and their implications in seed dispersal
by Soumya Prasad

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
12:06 – 12:23

Movement patterns and conservation issues of breeding waterbirds in Ladakh, Trans-Himalaya
by Neeraj Mahar

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
12:23 – 12:40

Understanding ecology and ecological role of hornbills using telemetry
by Rohit Naniwadekar

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
12:40 – 12:57

Migratory Patterns of Black Kite taxa in Thailand
by Sirawit Subaneg

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-am
13:00 – 14:00 Break [Lunch]
14:00 – 14:15

Steppe Eagle: Telemetric Studies on its Migration and Threats on Flyways
by Elena P. Shnayder

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
14:15 – 14:25

Tracking the Rain Bird – Telemetric Studies on the Pied Cuckoo
by Debanjan Sarkar

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
14:25 – 14:35

Black Kites and their relationships with anthropogenic resources
by Urvi Gupta

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
14:35 – 14:45

Telemetric Studies on the White-Rumped Vulture
by Malyasri Bhattacharya

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
14:45 – 14:55

Conservation of the Great Indian Bustard using Telemetry
by Varun Kher

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
14:55 – 15:45

How Telemetry can light the paths of bird-worlds in South Asia

Panelists: Sonali Ghosh, Nita Shah, S. Balachandran, Gowri Mallapur and Sutirtha Dutta

Moderator: Nishant Kumar

Channel: day1-29apr-telemetry-pm
15:45 – 16:45

Poster Session

  • A high school student, a software professional and a doctor as citizen scientists – Chinmayi Ramasubramanian
  • Impact of the pandemic on birding in India – Karthik Thrikkadeeri
  • Monitoring the critically endangered lesser florican through population surveys – Mohib Uddin
  • A Preliminary Study on Avifaunal Diversity of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Campus, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, UT, India – Kaleem Ahmed
  • Breeding ecology of yellow-wattled lapwing, vanellus malabaricus – Vishwa Jagati
  • Ornithological Significance of Saltpans of the Kanyakumari District recognized through Long-term Monitoring – Dr S. Balachandran
  • Preparation of Andhra Pradesh Action Plan: Identification and prioritization of avian conservation issues, their habitats, landscapes and ecosystems – Athira Saleevan
  • Identifying Conservation Threats to Birds and their Habitats in the state of Uttarakhand – Harshita Prakash
  • Pollution & Population: A Concern For Urban Avifauna Of Delhi – Divya Prakash
  • Urban wetland restoration: a mere water-storing project? – Prasath Selvaraj
  • Changes in Bird Assemblages across Urbanisation in Bangalore – Pradyumna Rajashekar
  • Diversity And Abundance Of Birds In Koonthankulam Village Pond, Tamilnadu, India – S. Murali Krishnan
  • Using citizen science as tool for scientific bird counts at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Panvel, and Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Murud, Maharashtra, India – Kishor Shirkande
Channel: day1-29apr-posters


DAY 2 : 30 April 2022 (Saturday)
Time Event
10:00 – 10:05

Opening comments and welcome to day 2
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #day2-30apr-ghazala-shahabuddin
10:05 – 10:50

What Birds are Telling Us and Why it’s Important?
by Ghazala Shahabuddin

Channel: #day2-30apr-ghazala-shahabuddin
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:05


Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
11:05 – 11:30

Mysuru Bird Atlas
by D H Tanuja & Sheshagiri B R

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
11:30 – 11:55

Coimbatore Bird Atlas
by Bhavi K & T Arulvelan

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
11:55 – 12:20

Kerala Bird Atlas
by Syamili M S & Premchand Reghuvaran

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
12:20 – 12:45

Pune Bird Atlas
by Ranjana Gosavi & Pankaj Koparde

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
12:45 – 13:10

A Demo of Atlas tools
by Abinand Reddy, V. Rajarajan, Pankaj Koparde & George Tom

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-am
13:10 – 14:00 Break [Lunch]
14:00 – 14:45

Group discussion on bird atlas (Open for all) – on Zoom Meetings
There will be five parallel group discussions in Zoom breakout rooms on various factors that contribute towards bird atlases. All interested public, including existing atlasers and new enthusiasts can participate in these rooms.

Breakout rooms discussions

1. Design and methodology of atlas and data analysis. Moderator – Ashish Jha

2. Volunteer interactions – Mobilisation, training and participation. Moderator – Pooja Pawar

3. Public engagement – Mass media & social media. Moderator – Swaroop Patankar

4. Execution – Funding, expenditure, contingencies and mitigation. Moderator – Pankaj Koparde

5. Technology for atlas. Moderator – Abinand Reddy

Channel: #day2-30apr-atlas-pm
14:45 – 15:15

Summary of group discussions with Q&A

15:15 – 16:15

Poster Session

  • Documenting Avifauna of Protected areas of M.P. – Ajay Gadikar
  • Social media and Storytelling for Bird Monitoring – Nishand Venugopal
  • Wintering Population of Indian Skimmer at Jamnagar, Gujarat – Chirag Solanki
  • Getting Started with Birding at Stella Maris College – Dr. Kalpana Jayaraman
  • Birding in community owned forests in Thanamir, Nagaland – Ramya Nair
  • Asian Waterbird Census of Porbandar wetlands, Gujarat from 2015 to 2021 – Vargiya Dhavalkumar
  • Monitoring the endangered Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda) and other riverine bird species in Tamil Nadu – Preliminary results – P. Jeganathan
  • Two stories of local initiatives and capacity building for bird monitoring – Kaushik Sarkar
  • Speculating possible range extension of birds in Kashmir Valley – Hammad Mueen Qari Qazi
  • Multi-year Scenario for the Anatidae Family Occurring at Two Ramsar Sites in Gujarat-Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and Wadhvana Wetland, Gujarat – Dr. Ketan Tatu
  • Use of arboreal camera traps for bird monitoring in the Western Himalayas – Paul Pop
  • An overview of seabird research and monitoring – Anant Pande
  • Detecting Anomalous Checklists using Machine Learning – Madhura Prasanna
Channel: #day2-30apr-posters
16:15 – 16:30

Closing remarks
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #lounge