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Training Program

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Gidhwa-Parsada

Training Program

The training provided to young volunteers in bird counting, conducted by Bird Count India, has been a crucial step in strengthening the bird monitoring and conservation efforts at the Gidhwa-Parsada Bird Sanctuary. The 15-day training program, held from 7th October 2021 to 21st October 2021, aimed to equip the volunteers with essential skills and knowledge required for accurately counting and documenting bird populations.

The training covered various aspects, including bird identification, data collection techniques, and the usage of the e-Bird app for recording observations. By utilizing modern technology such as the e-Bird app, the volunteers can efficiently record and submit bird sightings, contributing valuable data to the scientific community and conservationists.

The involvement of more than 20 trained volunteers in bird counting through the e-Bird app holds immense significance. This collective effort ensures a broader and more comprehensive coverage of the sanctuary area, enabling a more accurate estimation of both resident and migratory bird populations. By counting birds throughout the year, the volunteers can track fluctuations in bird numbers, monitor trends, and identify any potential threats to avian species in the sanctuary.


The e-Bird app serves as a powerful tool for citizen science, allowing enthusiasts and experts alike to contribute to the understanding and conservation of birdlife. By harnessing this technology, the trained volunteers play an integral role in generating vital data that can inform bird conservation strategies, habitat management, and policy decisions.

The commitment of these young volunteers and their dedication to counting birds not only enhances their skills and knowledge but also fosters a deeper connection with nature and a sense of responsibility towards the protection of avian species. By actively engaging in bird monitoring, the volunteers become advocates for bird conservation, spreading awareness within their communities and inspiring others to join in the effort.

The collaboration between Bird Count India and the Gidhwa-Parsada Bird Sanctuary, along with the involvement of trained volunteers, represents a successful partnership in promoting citizen science and community-based conservation initiatives. As the e-Bird data continues to accumulate, it will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the sanctuary's avian biodiversity and assist in the development of targeted conservation strategies to ensure the well-being of birds, both local and migratory, in the region.