Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC):
The first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) which kicked off in Mysuru, has reinforced the rich biodiversity of Kukkarahalli Lake and the imperatives of its conservation.
- The GBBC is a global event entailing backyard bird count and is being held for four days across the world from February 18 to 21 and the data uploaded will be harnessed for conservation.
- It is being coordinated in India by e-bird India and Birdcount-India.
- It is being held at Kukkarahalli Lake, Hebbala Lake, Karanji Lake, Muganahundi Lake, Lingambudhi lake and Thippaiayana Kere.
- The exercise helps to provide a “snap shot” of the bird population and throws light on the ecosystem supporting it.