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Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) 2023


Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) 2023
The Environmental Information Awareness Capacity Building and Livelihood Programme (EIACP) Programme Centre (PC), Resource Partner (RP) on Avian Ecology at the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS-EIACP) is organising Bird Count at Bhandup Pumping Station.
Date: January 14, 2023
Time: 7.30 to 9.30 am.
Address: Bhandup Pumping Station, Mulund East, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Note: Please note BNHS-EIACP will not charge any fees. However, the Forest Department charges at Bhandup Pumping Station entry will be applicable. Camera charges will be extra.
Join us using following WhatsApp link for further instruction:
About Asian Water Bird Census ( AWC) 2023 
As you are aware that every year, a citizen-science based water bird census is conducted  for recording and monitoring waterbirds and wetlands across the globe. India is also a part of this monitoring programme under the Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) , held every year in mid winter  with the help of the volunteers nationwide and guidance of State Coordinators. The AWC is jointly coordinated in India by Wetland International- South Asia and Bombay Natural History Society. Field implementation is led by the State Coordinators and the network of the State Forest Department Staff, local birders, researchers, students and concerned stakeholders ( please find the list of State Coordinators given below).
The recommended dates for the AWC 2023 could be selected during Saturday 7 January to Sunday 22 January 2023
An information page for the AWC 2023 is available on the Wetlands International-South Asia website at the following link:
State Coordinators of the Asian Waterbird Census in India
Andaman and Nicobar – Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Scientist-E & Officer-in-Charge, Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair – 744 102, Telephone: 91-3192-237582 / 230115 (Telefax) ;
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana – Mr Humayun Taher, Deccan Birders,
Assam – Prof. Prasanta Kumar Saikia , Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar, Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam, 781014
Bihar – Mr Arvind Mishra, Member Executive, Mandar Nature Club, Anand Chikitsalaya Road, Bhagarpur – 812002; /
Chhattisgarh – Mr Arun Bharos, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Society, B-101 Gayatri Nagar, P.O.Shankar Nagar, Raipur
Delhi – Mr Tarun K. Roy, 3/3A, Street No.5, K-Block, Gangotri Vihar, Delhi – 110053 and
Goa – Dr. Pronoy Baidya, Vice President- Goa Bird Conservation Network, C/o Architecture R/T 2S2, Edicon Enclave, Vasudha Colony, Lane-1, Alto – St Cruz, Bambolim; Website:
Gujarat – Dhaval Vargiya (Institute of Environment Education and Research Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune) & Dishant Parasharya (Bombay Natural History Society)
Himachal Pradesh – Mr. DS Dadwal, Divisional Forest Officer, WL Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Forest Department.
Jammu & Kashmir – Dr. Pankaj Chandan
Jharkhand – Mr Satya Prakash, Neo Human Foundation,Vision Enclave-I Flat No 104, New Forest Colony, Hurhuru, Hazaribag – 825 301
Karnataka – Dr S. Subramanya, HPHT Scheme, ‘J’ Block, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru – 560 065;
Kerala – Dr P. O. Nameer, Asst. Professor Dept. of Wildlife Sciences, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University Kau (PO). Thrissur – 680 656;
Maharashtra – Dr Anil B Pimplapure, Sec. Academy, VNHS Centre Nagpur, Q – 12, Siddhivinayak Apartments, Laxminagar, Nagpur 44 00 22;
North East states (other than Assam) – Dr Anwaruddin Chowdhury, C/o Mr. Alauddin Choudhury, Near Gate No. 1 of Nehru Stadium, Islampur Road, Guwahati – 781 007;
Odisha – Monalisa Bhujabal, Secretary Wild Orissa, Plot 3A Satya Nagar, Janpath, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 751001.
Punjab – Ms Gitanjali Kanwar, WWF-India Harike Field Office, Harike Bird Sanctuary, C/o Range Office, Harike, Tarn Taran, Punjab, 143 412;
Tamil Nadu – Mr KV Sudhakar, No 10, South Leith Castle Street, Santhome, Chennai 600 028; and
Uttar Pradesh – Neeraj Srivastava, Flat No. 303, Kumar Enclave, Wazir Hasan Road, Lucknow;
West Bengal – Dr. Rudraprasad Das, Member of the Executive Committee, Prakriti Samsad
For other states, kindly contact