Source: The post is based on the article “Bengal reports 489 species in Great Backyard Bird Count 2023” published in The Hindu on 25th February 2023
What is the News?
The findings of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2023 have been released.
What is the Great Backyard Bird Count(GBBC)?
The Great Backyard Bird Count(GBBC) was launched in 1988. It is a global bird count, during which thousands of birdwatchers all across the world look for birds for four days in February each year.
The event is supported by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.
In India, GBBC is coordinated by the Bird Count India (BCI).
Note: BCI is an informal partnership of organizations and groups working together to increase collective knowledge about bird distributions and populations.
What are the key findings of GBBC 2023?
West Bengal reported the highest number of species, followed by Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
Kerala recorded the highest number of checklists of birds.