Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Birds - Phase II (ID: 22294130)

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Wiki Loves Birds - Phase II
proposed start date2024-02-01
proposed end date2024-03-31
grant start date2024-02-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-03-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)475000 NPR
budget (USD)3528.01 USD
amount recommended (USD)3528.01
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Nirmal Dulal
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Nirmal Dulal



If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a board member or president of a Wikimedia Affiliate or mission-allied organization.

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Executive Member - Wikimedians of Nepal User Group

Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wiki Loves Birds - Phase II

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-02-01 - 2024-03-31

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) Wiki Loves Birds

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

The avifauna of Nepal about 900+ species (915 species recorded) which are 9% of the total bird found in the world, among them two are endemic, one has been introduced by humans and 74 are rare or accidental. According to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 13 percent of bird species are globally threatened. Among them 42 globally threatened species still exist in Nepal. This leads to exploring and introducing avifauna of Nepal into the world. The Wiki Loves Birds project is to increase the amount of free licensed materials of available Birds species of Nepal. The project will add photographs of birds found in Nepal in Wikimedia Commons; and improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles (mainly in Nepali Language) about the birds of Nepal. Furthermore, the project also aims to update/add information of rarely available species of any location of Nepal in Wiki species. The Wiki Loves Birds project also targets at broad spectrum of outreach programs, knowledge sharing and interest growing among people about birds as well as of Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons, Wiki species. The project will contribute quality images of birds of Nepal to Wikimedia commons involving more users.

Regarding our previous track record, here is the project report from the first Wiki Loves Birds ( . As a result of our achievements we were able to be runner up at Wikimania 2019: Coolest projects - be inspired. (

As a continuation of WLB Phase 1, we’re approaching WLB phase 2 to discover and create more diversified contents over Wikipedia and all sister projects overcoming the success of Phase 1.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

First of all, our foremost strategies are to achieve a high number of quality and productive photographs of Birds species of Nepal. With a theme of "Right person at right job" we're deploying photographers as our executive team members for this event. Along with that we're approaching photography institutions and concern organizations as our event associates which helps both of us to create better contents and exposures.

Regarding our targets and timeline this year, We already have the list of birds of Nepal to cover. There are many stub articles to improve and along with them there are missing articles in Nepali Wikipedia for new recorded species (i.e. Mountain Chiffchaff, Stroilated Bunting, Black-Breasted Thrush).

Here’s the execution timeline we’re already working on:

  • Beginning of the event - on Feb 1
  • Awareness session - Feb 3 and 10 (Awareness session about WLB collaborating with BCN)
  • Photowalks - February - 17 and 24 and March 16 (Photowalk collaborating with BCN)
  • Photoride - March 8 - 13 (at Koshi Tappu with a group of Birds Photographer)
  • Photo Edit-a-thon - March 22-25 (to add uploaded photo to wikimedia projects)
  • Closing of the event - March 30

Activities details:

  • Awareness session - to aware and communicate with bird individual enthusiasts, activists and associative organizations.
  • Photowalks & Photoride - to discover and create real-time contents in external environment with professional photographers and enthusiasts
  • Photo Edit-a-thon - to assemble created contents to the relatable platforms and projects over Wikipedia
  • Closing event - Award and recognition ceremony for participants, organizers and associative partners

Apart from the timeline on other days of February and March we will capture and upload birds' photographs in Wikimedia Commons as much as we can.

As we did before, we will collaborate with Bird Conservation Nepal i.e. Birdlife Nepal, a member of Birdlife International. Bird experts from BCN will help us to identify the species and make sure that their name, description and other biological information is correct.

Ensuring the validation we're taking photographers who're lifetime members and experts of Bird Conservation Nepal during our photo walks and photo rides.

Regarding the budget, location and timeline of photo walks and photo rides, this time we’ve planned and scheduled photowalk to new protected areas (i.e. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve) to extract a wide variety of birds from the new area to add in Wikipedia articles and other wikimedia projects.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

All the active contributors of Wikimedia projects and Bird photographers in Nepal will be our foremost target audience for participation and execution. Apart from that we'll be organizing promotional events in colleges and photography organizations in different parts of the nation to boost large participation. Regarding engagement of participants before and during the event. We'll be executing awareness sessions via online platform and offline meet-ups before execution. We'll be engaging the team and participants via awareness sessions, Photowalk, photo ride during the event time. And afterwards we'll be organizing a photo edit-a-thon session to filter and place the contributed photographs in related articles.

Regarding the event execution on field, we've always been a part of GLAM events like WLE and WLM, weI’ve a bunch of wildlife photographers and bird enthusiasts for the project. We’re basically collaborating their contributions for Photowalks and photo rides to capture, identify and upload the contents to Wikimedia Commons.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

In this project through this collaborations with numerous parties and associates we hope to built a strong and productive enthusiastic task force to create and distribute the free and open knowledge to everyone needed.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 30
Number of editors 15
Number of organizers 3
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 100
Wikimedia Commons 500
Wikidata 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikispecies 25
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Tools are not sure for now. We will do it manually.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)
22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

475000 NPR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

3528.01 USD

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