Schedule of Symposium 2023


24 March 2023 – 25 March 2023 

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

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DAY 0 : 23 March 2023 (Thursday)
Time Event
16:00 – 17:00 Pre-symposium event: Meet and greet and learn your way through Discord, fun polls and introductions.
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #lounge


DAY 1 : 24 March 2023 (Friday) – Passive Acoustic Monitoring to study birds
Time Event
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introduction
by Symposium Steering Committee

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10:15 – 10:30 Community bioacoustics: patterns and pitfalls of using behavioural traits to monitor birds
by Anand Krishnan

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10:30 – 10:45 Using bioacoustics to investigate the seasonal pattern of bird presence
by Hari Krishnan C P

Channel: #24-mar-talks-ses1
10:45 – 11:00 Acoustic traits and community ecology of mixed-species bird flocks
by Abhijith A V

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11:00 – 11:15 Establishing a Detection framework for the endangered Forest Owlet using Automated Recording Units
by Amrutha Rajan

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11:15 – 11:45 BREAK [TEA / COFFEE]
11:45 – 12:00 Listening for Change: Using acoustics to quantify the impact of ecological restoration on soundscapes of a tropical dry forest
by Pooja Choksi

Channel: #24-mar-talks-ses2
12:00 – 12:15 Creating an automated recorder detection framework for the Critically Endangered – Jerdon’s Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus)
by Chiti Arvind

Channel: #24-mar-talks-ses2
12:15 – 12:30 Acoustic Monitoring of Birds Across Land-use Patterns in Semi-arid Ecosystems
by Antara Kulkarni

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12:30 – 12:45 Can we monitor individual birds using acoustics? A case study of White-bellied Sholakili
by Suyash Sawant

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12:45 – 13:00 Automated Passive Acoustic Monitoring of critically endangered Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indicus)
by Swayam Thakkar

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13:00 – 14:00 BREAK [Lunch]
14:00 – 15:30

Poster Session

  • Lurking Danger – Bird Collisions with Buildings in India – Peeyush Sekhsaria
  • Machine learning for automated identification of flycatchers in Western Himalaya – Paul Pop and Chinmayi Ramasubramanian
  • Beyond Counts: Monitoring Great Indian Bustard behaviour using accelerometery – Shimontika Gupta
  • Use of islands of the Ujjani reservoir by five resident waterbirds for breeding – Aarohi Natu
  • Peak in duck counts: mid-winter or late-season ? – Prashanth M. B.
  • Who is Missing: Interplay between land use matrices and bird assemblages in lakes of Bangalore – Meghana Murali Iyer
  • Analysis of CITES Listed Birds trade in India in last three decades – Dr. Asha Poonia
  • Capacity Building and Vulture Nest Monitoring in Central Indian Landscape – Aishwarya Laghate
  • Towards long term monitoring of Himalayan Raptors – Deepti Bajaj
Channel: #24mar-posters
15:30 – 16:00 BREAK [TEA / COFFEE]
16:00 – 17:00 Passive acoustic monitoring of avian communities and habitats
by Laurel Symes

Channel: #24mar-laurelsymes


DAY 2 : 25 March 2023 (Saturday) – Historical Resurveys for Bird monitoring
Time Event
10:00 – 10:05 Opening comments and welcome to day 2
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #25-mar-talks-ses1
10:05 – 10:25 Revisiting the Structure and Organization of a Peruvian Amazonian Forest Bird Community after Three Decades
by Ari Martínez

Channel: #25-mar-talks-ses1
10:25 – 10:45 40 years of avifaunal change in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA
by Graham Montgomery

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10:45 – 11:05 On Salim Ali’s Trail: The Mysore Bird Survey
by Subbu Subramanya

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11:05 – 11:30 BREAK [TEA / COFFEE]
11:30 – 11:50 Strengthening ecological baselines through seabird surveys in east Antarctica
by Anant Pande

Channel: #25-mar-talks-ses2
11:50 – 12:10 Pelagic seabird re-survey in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME)
by Ravichandra Mondreti

Channel: #25-mar-talks-ses2
12:10 – 12:30 “Resurveys show that tropical montane birds are on an escalator to extinction”
by Benjamin Freeman

Channel: #25-mar-talks-ses2
12:30 – 14:00 BREAK [Lunch]
14:00 – 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Role of Historical Resurveys in Bird Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Ghazala Shahabuddin. Panelists: Umesh Srinivasan, Priya Karnisar, Dhananjai Mohan

Channel: #25mar-resurveys-panel
15:00 – 15:15 BREAK [TEA / COFFEE]
15:15 – 16:15

Poster Session

  • A project report on avian diversity around GTM, Hisar Road, Sirsa, Haryana – Nishtha Bharti
  • Birds associated with Rain trees at Stella Maris College – Kiruthika N S
  • Diversity and Abundance of Birds in the High Ranges of Munnar, Southern Western Ghats, India – Krishnanunni T S
  • Effects of Seasonality, Landscape and Resource availability on a Tropical Forest Bird Community in Central India – Fergus Mark Anthony
  • Distribution of birds in urban green space – Kiran Vati K
  • Study of occupancy and roosting behaviour or Rosy Starlings (Pastor roseus) in Vadodara city, Gujarat, India – Yuyutshu Bhattacharya
  • Examining ecological interactions of urban tree and vertebrate species: a comparative analysis of New Delhi and Bengaluru, India – Swaroop Patankar
  • Citizen Science based Bird Survey Analysis for Gandhisagar Wildife Sanctuary – Ajay Gadikar
  • Bird identification in Community Forest Resource Right – Manjeet Kaur Bal
  • Site occupancy and human perception of owls along the urbanization gradient of Pune city. – Saumitra Dhere
Channel: #25mar-posters
16:15 – 17:15 Colombia Resurvey Project – Assessing changes in bird communities over a century of landscape transformation
by Camila Gomez

Channel: #25mar-camilagomez
17:15 – 17:30 Closing remarks and feedback
by Symposium Steering Committee

Channel: #lounge