When you submit a checklist to eBird, you make your observations available to the global community of researchers, educators, conservationists, birders, and anyone else with an interest in birds. These data are freely available for download here. This list of publications highlights ways in which eBird data are being put to use in India. We would like this list of publications to be as inclusive as possible, so if you know of other publications from India that have made use of eBird please let us know at 


  1. Sreekumar, E. R., Syamili, M. S., & Praveen, J. (2024). Impacts of big birding events in tropical Asia–a case study from Kerala. Ibis.


  1. Abhinav, C., Guleria, V., Dogra, P., & Kumar, P., 2023. The range of the Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata in northern India—an update. Indian BIRDS 19 (1): 13–17.
  2. Bhanot, Charu & CHATTERJEE, Sudipto. (2023). Conservation of Urban Wetland with Potential International Significance: A Case Study on Najafgarh Jheel, Delhi, India. International Journal of Conservation Science. 14. 1057-1070. 10.36868/IJCS.2023.03.18.
  3. Deomurari, A.; Sharma, A.; Ghose, D.; Singh, R. Potential Range Map Dataset of Indian Birds. Data 2023, 8, 144. 10.3390/data8090144
  4. Menon, T., Ramesh, V., & Barve, S. (2023). Himalayan birds that show the greatest elevational shifts remain within the narrowest thermal regimes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–11. 10.1111/geb.137
  5. Rana, Z., Nagarajan, V. M., & Kannan, R., 2023. Winter distribution of the Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides in peninsular India. Indian BIRDS 19 (2): 41–43
  6. Tiwari, Samakshi. (2023). Birds of Kanetiya area – inventory, notable sightings, and overview of seasonal changes in reporting frequency of bird species in an unprotected area of Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 15. 23529-23544. 10.11609/jott.7520.15.7.23529-23544.


  1. E.R. Sreekumar, P.O. Nameer, A MaxEnt modelling approach to understand the climate change effects on the distributional range of White-bellied Sholakili Sholicola albiventris (Blanford, 1868) in the Western Ghats, India, Ecological Informatics, Volume 70, 2022, 101702, ISSN 1574-9541,
  2. Girish, K. S., & Srinivasan, U. (2022). Community science data provide evidence for upward elevational range shifts by Eastern Himalayan birds. Biotropica, 00, 1– 9.
  3. Guthula, V., Shrotriya, S., Nigam, P., Goyal, S., Mohan, D., & Habib, B. (2022). Biodiversity significance of small habitat patches: More than half of Indian bird species are in academic campuses. Landscape And Urban Planning228, 104552.
  4. Lees, A. C., Haskell, L., Allinson, T., Bezeng, S. B., Burfield, I. J., Renjifo, L. M., … & Butchart, S. H. (2022). State of the World’s Birds. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 47(1), ISSN 1543-5938,
  5. Pop, P., Barwal, K. S., Pandey, P., Singh, H. P., & Singh, R. (2022). Back after 40 years: a rare sighting of Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758)(Aves: Passeriformes: Fringillidae) in Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 14(4), 20935-20938
  6. Ramesh, V., Gupte, P. R., Tingley, M. W., Robin, V. V., & DeFries, R. (2022). Using citizen science to parse climatic and land cover influences on bird occupancy in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Ecography, e06075.
  7. Ranjan Deka, J., A. Hazarika, A. Boruah, J. Prasad Das, R. Tanti, and S. Ainul Hussain (2022) “The impact of climate change and potential distribution of the endangered white winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata, 1882) in Indian eastern Himalaya.” Journal for Nature Conservation 70: 126279.
  8. Viswanathan, A., 2022. Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera can have fully white outer webs to its outermost tail feathers. Indian BIRDS 18 (2): 38–42
  9. Walsh, M. G., A. Pattanaik, N. Vyas, D. Saxena, C. Webb, S. Sawleshwarkar, and C. Mukhopadhyay (2022) “A biogeographical description of the wild waterbird species associated with high-risk landscapes of Japanese encephalitis virus in India.” Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 69(5): e3015–e3023.
  10. Warudkar, A., Goyal, N., Kher, V., Vinay, K. L., Chanda, R., Bandi, R. S., … & Pimm, S. L. (2022). Using the area of habitat to assess the extent of protection of India’s birds. Biotropica 00, 1–14.


  1. Abhinav, C., and P. Dogra (2021) Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis at Pong Lake, Himachal Pradesh and its status in India. Indian BIRDS 17(5): 135–138.
  2. Abhirami C., Niranjana C., and Praveen J., (2021). An analysis of Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus vocalisations and their taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Indian BIRDS. 17: (5) 129–134
  3. Aju K. R., Sreenath K. R., Joshi K. K., and Gopalakrishnan, A. (2021). An updated ornithology of the Lakshadweep Islands. Indian BIRDS. 17: (2) 33-47
  4. Bagaria, P., A. Thapa, L. K. Sharma, B. D. Joshi, H. Singh, C. M. Sharma, J. Sarma, M. Thakur, and K. Chandra (2021) Distribution modelling and climate change risk assessment strategy for rare Himalayan Galliformes species using archetypal data abundant cohorts for adaptation planning. Climate Risk Management 31: 100264.
  5. Boesman, Peter, and Praveen J., (2021). The distribution of Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus and Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus forresti in north-eastern India: An analysis based on their vocalisations. Indian BIRDS. 17: (4) 104–108
  6. Chirag, S., Y. Bhatia, and D. Vargiya (2021) Jamnagar Wetlands, Gujarat, India: Asia’s Most Important Wintering Ground for Crab-Plover Dromas ardeola. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS) 118: 148–151.
  7. E. R. Sreekumar and Nameer P O (2021). Impact of climate change on two high-altitude restricted and endemic flycatchers of the Western Ghats, India Current Science 121 (10): 1335-1342
  8. Jambhekar, R., K. Suryawanshi, and H. Nagendra, H (2021) Relationship between lake area and distance from the city center on lake-dependent resident and migratory birds in urban Bangalore, a tropical mega-city in Southern India. Journal of Urban Ecology. 7(1), p.juab028.
  9. Jha, Ashish 2021. Records and observations on Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus in the Deccan Peninsula, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 118: 1-4
  10. Meeran, M., S. Marjuk, M. Byrose, S. Arivoli, S. Tennyson, and S. Fathima (2021) Population flux of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus Linnaeus 1758 in Chinnamanur town, Uthamapalayam taluk of Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Tropical Life Science 11(2)
  11. Menon, T., Viswanathan, A., Desai, M., Prabhakar T. P., Dhanapal, K., Ramaswamy, R., & Aggarwal, M., 2021. Is the Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis
    polytypic? Indian BIRDS 17 (6): 174–178.
  12. Niranjana C.,and Praveen J., 2021. Vocalisation of Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia and its taxonomic implications. Indian BIRDS. 17: (3) 70–72
  13. Sharma, P., and Arora, G., 2021. Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens, a new species for Uttarakhand, and a review of its status in the Himalaya. Indian BIRDS 17 (3): 73–78



  1. Abhinav, C. and Vikrant, Ankit (2020). Status of Sylvia warblers in Himachal Pradesh, India. Indian BIRDS. 16: (1) 20-25
  2. Lahiri, S., and Sonowal, B., (2020). Distribution, seasonality, and movements of cochoas (Genus: Cochoa) in India. Indian BIRDS 16 (5): 146–149
  3. Mandal, Jaydev, Abraham, Leons Mathew, and Bhaduri, Rupam (2020). A note on the temporal and spatial distribution of Asian Woollyneck in Assam, India. SIS Conservation. 2: 62-67
  4. Jose V, S., and P. O. Nameer (2020) The expanding distribution of the Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) as an indicator of changing climate in Kerala, southern India: A modelling study using MaxEnt. Ecological Indicators 110: 105930.
  5. Narwade S.S., and A.R. Rahmani, (2020) Birds of the south-western Deccan Plateau region of Maharashtra, India, with special reference to the Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps. Indian BIRDS 16 (3): 71–88
  6. Praveen, J., and P. Lowther (2020) Avian brood parasitism in South Asia. Indian BIRDS 16: 103–119
  7. Roshnath R. and Greeshma. P (2020) Status of Woolly-necked Storks in Kerala, south-western India SIS Conservation. 2: 55-61
  8. Sheth, C., et al. (2020). The devil is in the detail’: Peer-review of the Wildlife Conservation Plan by the Wildlife Institute of India for the Etalin Hydropower Project, Dibang Valley. Zoo’s Print 35 (5): 1–78
  9. Sondhi, Sanjay;Sondhi, Anchal;Singh, Kesar;Soni, Ram;Gupta and Vaibhav Mahesh (2020). Passage records of the Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps from Devalsari, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, and an analysis of eBird records from India. Indian BIRDS. 16: (1) 28–30
  10. Thapa, Avantika;Singh, Ashutosh;Pradhan, Pujan Kumar;Joshi, Bheem Dutt;Thakur, Mukesh;Sharma, Lalit Kumar and Chandra, Kailash (2020). Is the Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus moving higher up in the mountains?. Indian BIRDS. 15: (6) 177-179



  1. Adesh, K., S. Ankit and K. Amita (2019). Using citizen science in assessing the distribution of Sarus Crane (Grus antigone antigone) in Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 11(2): 58-68
  2. Gosavi, P, Mannar, H., Sumesh, P. B., Vinay, K. L., and Saleem, M (2019) Status of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus in south-western India. Indian BIRDS 15 (4): 117–119
  3. Koparde, P., P. Mehta, S. Mukherjee and V. V. Robin (2019). Quaternary climatic fluctuations and resulting climatically suitable areas for Eurasian owlets. Ecology and Evolution
  4. Kumar, A., A. Sinha and A. Kanaujia (2019). Role of citizen science in GIS mapping of Indian grey hornbill in Uttar Pradesh. Biodiversity International Journal 3(2): 85-90
  5. Lele, A. and C. K. Vishnudas (2019). On the elevational range of the Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus. Indian BIRDS 14(6): 189-190
  6. Sundar, K, S. G., Kohli, V. K. and Kittur, S. (2019) Advancing regional ornithology using freely available online images: the case of the distribution of the Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata in India BirdingASIA 32 (2019): 30–33
  7. Suryawanshi, K. R. and K. S. G. Sundar (2019). Breeding ecology of the Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala in a managed urban wetland. Indian BIRDS 15(2): 33-37
  8. Vyas, S. (2019). The birds of the Delhi area: An annotated checklist. Indian BIRDS: Monograph(1): 1-128



  1. Arjun, C. P. and R. Roshnath (2018). Status of Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus in Kerala. Indian BIRDS 14(2): 43-45
  2. Baidya, P. and M. Bhagat (2018). A checklist of the birds of Goa, India. Indian BIRDS 14(1): 1-31
  3. Kannan, R., V. Santharam, A. Kannan and V. M. Nagarajan (2018). True winter distribution of the Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus in India. Indian BIRDS 14(2): 33-36
  4. Peterson, A. T., R. S. Kumar, M. V. Nair and G. Talukdar (2018). Digital Accessible Knowledge of the birds of India: characterizing gaps in time and space. Current Science 115(1): 35-42


  1. Baidya, P., M. Bhagat, O. Dharwadkar and H. Gauns (2017). Seabirds of Goa, India: Recent updates. Indian BIRDS 13(1): 8-17
  2. Bayani, A. and N. Dandekar (2017). A revised avian checklist of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India. Indian BIRDS 13(5): 113-124
  3. Roshnath, R. (2017). Wintering of the Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus (Aves: Charadriiformes: Charadriidae) in Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(8): 10613–10617
  4. Sridharan, B., N. Prakash Mohanty, K. Anujan and N. Nelaballi (2017). Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus in the Andaman Islands. Indian BIRDS 13(2): 46-50



  1. Koparde, P. and N. Raote (2016). Areas of avian richness across an urban-rural setting: a case study of selected water-bodies from Pune, Maharashtra, India. Indian Birds, 12(2-3): 50-55
  2. Mahabal, A., S. Thakur and R. Patil (2016). Distribution records and extended range of the Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger (Aves: Caprimulgiformes: Podargidae) in the Western Ghats, India: a review from 1862 to 2015. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(11): 9289-9305
  3. Praveen, J., S. Subramanya and V. Mohan Raj (2016). A checklist of the birds of Karnataka. Indian BIRDS 12(4-5): 89-118