Kerala Bird Atlas is a citizen science project to map the distribution and abundance of birds of an entire Indian State for the first time. It is envisaged as a five year project and is expected to give more insights to the abundance of common birds which is largely lacking now. By repeating the process over a period of 25 years or so, it will be possible to scientifically document changes in distribution and abundance of our birds over a period of time. This has huge implications on nature conservation as a whole as birds are perfect indicators of the changing ecological conditions.
It is the first time that bird diversity is recorded outside the forest areas. The surveys are conducted twice a year. The Wet season survey is from July 16th to September 13th and the Dry season survey is from January 16th to March 15th.