The baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.

Among the population variations, three subspecies are recognized. The nominate race philippinus is found through much of mainland India while burmanicus is found eastwards into Southeast Asia. The population in southwest India is darker above and referred to as subspecies travancoreensis.
Baya Weaver
Date Location Count
2021-03-04 09:15Haleji Lake3
2021-02-09 06:30Fot Mahadev Scrub Forest5
2021-02-15 07:30Mokarsagar Wetland Complex2
2021-03-03 08:11Kutch Fossil Park3
2021-02-18 09:02Ranjitsagar Dam
2021-02-24 17:04Balasar Heronry6
2021-03-07 07:25Nyari-2 Dam70
2021-02-27 07:21Baghi swamps200
2021-02-28 07:07Garida Dam6
2021-02-10 08:30Little Rann of Kachchh2
2021-02-06 13:15Vadala Dam5
2021-02-21 07:35Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur4
2021-03-07 08:00Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary4
2021-02-16 10:31Nikol Bandhara26
2021-02-12 17:01Nalsarovar--Boating Point25
2021-02-26 11:57Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul6
2021-02-21 07:20Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali10
2021-02-08 15:20Avaniya Lake28
2021-02-21 07:30Oriya Village Peace Park3
2021-02-14 15:30Juni Akhol10
2021-02-18 14:56Indroda Nature Park9
2021-02-16 16:42Limbasi-Vastana Rd4
2021-02-21 18:16Pariej Lake50
2021-03-07 08:04Pariyej Lake extantion12
2021-02-15 17:45Steneshwar Mahadev Temple, Tena10
2021-02-16 07:45Gaviyer Lake5
2021-02-20 09:11Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala
2021-03-03 07:32Jyoti Wetlands, Vasai50
2021-02-14 07:22Mamachi Wadi120
2021-02-07 12:05Kolhapurwadi2
2021-02-24 16:43Burmapada near Bhuigoan beach100
2021-02-13 09:01Viva wetlands, Virar10
2021-02-27 07:34Merces, Near Suruchi beach100
2021-02-14 07:55Bena, Near Suruchi Beach200
2021-02-07 07:36Vasai Fort, Vasai2
2021-02-19 07:25Papad khindi dam, Virar20
2021-02-23 16:47Umela swamps, Vasai50
2021-02-17 07:32Timbi Lake10
2021-02-14 08:16Sanjay Gandhi NP--Yeoor
2021-02-21 06:15Bhandup Pumping Station -- creek mudflats4
2021-03-07 06:50Bhandup Pumping Station9
2021-02-14 08:26Thane east saltpans1
2021-02-07 08:00Kolshet Creek1
2021-03-07 08:01TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai1
2021-02-13 08:00Nerul Wetland Flamingo Point7
2021-02-21 08:57Seawoods--Navi Mumbai7
2021-03-07 09:16Sea Woods Flamingo Refuge Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 4007061
2021-02-07 16:15Agro Garden, Belapur1
2021-03-01 17:25Panvel Creek View - Sector 1115
2021-03-06 07:56Satpool Wetlands100
2021-03-02 07:30Bhopar grasslands, Thane10
2021-02-19 16:23Kharghar wetlands, Kharghar6
2021-02-27 07:40Sector 25, Kharghar4
2021-03-07 07:43Sector 17, Kharghar2
2021-03-06 07:23Sector 28, Kharghar2
2021-03-07 07:25Kharghar Bird Watching Area12
2021-02-09 07:45Umbarli gaon100
2021-02-22 07:21Vadhavana Lake, Dabhoi30
2021-02-17 16:00Gandhari Forest Land10
2021-03-07 10:16Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang2
2021-02-28 07:30Haji Malang12
2021-03-02 15:30Haji Malang20
2021-02-14 08:40College of Forestry--Nursery, Dapoli3
2021-02-07 07:56Menar Lake10
2021-02-12 12:38Gharana, RS Pura6
2021-02-11 12:38Tal Chhapar Sanctuary5
2021-03-02 06:50Pathardi, Nashik Annex - I5
2021-02-28 07:30Ottu Lake, Sirsa, IN/HR6
2021-03-06 07:46Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary1
2021-03-03 09:55Socorro Plateau
2021-02-24 07:10Maimollem Lake, Vasco
2021-02-09 06:21Goa University Campus4
2021-02-14 13:38Raiwasa Lake & surroundings4
2021-02-14 07:16Agacaim Tidal mudflats2
2021-02-07 07:26Zuari River7
2021-02-20 07:42Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA53
2021-02-19 09:00Navelim Wetlands (IBA)
2021-03-02 08:06Kalamba Reservoir9
2021-02-09 12:09Maina-Raia Wetlands
2021-03-04 07:26Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Jambhalhel7
2021-02-24 17:36Kiraksal15
2021-02-10 14:00Balya Maruti Temple lake3
2021-03-06 07:38Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary4
2021-02-13 17:15Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli1
2021-03-07 08:20Miraj canal4
2021-02-28 06:45Miraj canal5
2021-02-12 07:30Kumta--Masur Wetlands80
2021-02-20 08:00Malyadi lake, Kundapura2
2021-02-14 07:36Barkur Wetlands -- Saasthana15
2021-02-13 07:13Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple20
2021-02-27 07:15Baroda Daulat Village Pond2
2021-02-20 09:30Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-07 14:35Mote Majra2
2021-02-07 07:10Herga Temple Road, Herga17
2021-02-26 16:56Golikatte50
2021-02-14 08:30Siswan Dam2
2021-03-06 16:56Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side20
2021-03-03 08:04Chitrapu Estuary, Mulki10
2021-02-14 08:14Hatnur Dam (IBA)9
2021-02-28 07:10Jokatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, IN (12.955, 74.845)75
2021-02-19 08:45Suketri, Chandigarh5
2021-03-07 07:26Kenjar Wetlands, Mangalore10
2021-02-14 08:08Hartale Lake17
2021-02-13 08:00Dargah e Hakimi2
2021-02-21 07:10Budhera WTP, Gurgaon30
2021-03-03 06:42Arakeri Kere ಅರಕೇರಿ ಕೆರೆ4
2021-02-15 06:43Bhutnal Kere ಭೂತನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ10
2021-02-13 06:57Hanchinal Kere ಹಂಚಿನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ10
2021-02-19 16:19Peralathvayal12
2021-03-03 17:31Chemmattamvayal20
2021-02-13 17:18Theerthankara Pond3
2021-02-24 15:17Dyanganga WLS, Buldhana Dt
2021-03-02 17:25Kuniyan Wetland-Main30
2021-02-21 08:00Yamuna Khadar, Wazirabad5
2021-03-05 07:59Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-06 16:21Ezhome
2021-02-07 07:26Asan Conservation Reserve3
2021-03-06 12:02Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary ಅಂಕಸಮುದ್ರ ಪಕ್ಷಿಧಾಮ34
2021-03-03 22:27Bhoj Wetland1
2021-03-02 11:16Basur kaval1
2021-03-07 07:07Van Vihar NP8
2021-02-15 08:40Wildlife Institute of India Campus4
2021-02-15 08:10Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus1
2021-02-24 07:43College of Forestry, Ponnampet
2021-02-25 06:40Bhosga Kere ಭೋಸ್ಗಾ ಕೆರೆ100
2021-02-26 07:39Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran2
2021-02-07 12:45Tungabhadra High Level Canal--Tejaswiloka ತುಂಗಭದ್ರಾ ಮೇಲ್ಮಟ್ಟದ ಕಾಲುವೆ--ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಲೋಕ8
2021-02-06 14:22Daroji Bear Sanctuary--Sitarama Tanda ದರೋಜಿ ಕರಡಿ ಧಾಮ--ಸೀತಾರಾಮ ತಾಂಡ1
2021-02-25 16:20Khaja Kotnoor Lake ಖಾಜಾ ಕೊಟ್ನೂರು ಕೆರೆ22
2021-02-23 09:30Kole Wetlands--Uppungal (Malappuram)132
2021-02-12 11:37Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)1
2021-02-25 17:13Jambur Amanikere2
2021-02-06 06:45Pattikkayal,Thrithala750
2021-03-03 06:45Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad4
2021-02-06 09:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah34
2021-02-18 08:04Karigala Kere (Doddakere) ಕರಿಗಾಲ4
2021-02-18 06:45Karigala-Scrub patch30
2021-03-02 06:28Pullu20
2021-03-01 09:05Kole Wetlands--Puzhakal30
2021-02-17 05:10Thrissur Government Medical College5
2021-02-22 10:58Nidwancha‌ ನಿಡವಂಚಾ10
2021-02-12 07:31Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi kere ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ4
2021-02-14 07:46Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ
2021-02-12 08:07Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ರಂಗನತಿಟ್ಟು ಪಕ್ಷಿಧಾಮ5
2021-02-28 07:05Dadadahalli fields ದಡದಹಳ್ಳಿ ಮೈದಾನ250
2021-03-02 17:32Dadadahalli Kere (ದಡದಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ)60
2021-02-19 16:20Savanga Lake, Amravati4
2021-02-13 08:34Narasambudhi, Nanjangud (ನರಸಾಂಬುಧಿ)6
2021-02-15 17:53Thiruvankulam--Kavaleeswaram (Paddy Field)60
2021-02-14 06:40Kunigal Dodda Kere2
2021-02-28 08:11Tirumakudalu Narasipura5
2021-02-07 09:02Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park3
2021-02-18 08:11Ukkulam Lake2
2021-02-20 16:07Munroe Light House Pallam20
2021-02-12 16:00Good Shepherd College6
2021-02-11 16:04Kuttanad Wetlands-Kudavallari9
2021-02-12 07:47Kuttanad Wetlands--Ayikkara Mukku-Vaniyamkadavu20
2021-02-09 07:35Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve2
2021-02-21 06:45Karhal Bypass Road, Karhal8
2021-02-28 07:45Walayar Reservoir5
2021-02-17 10:04Walayar Lake-Tamil Nadu side50
2021-02-18 08:15Kolarampathy Lake25
2021-02-09 07:31Bilichi Grass Land30
2021-02-14 09:00Anna Sagar Lake100
2021-03-07 07:02Karingali Puncha, Pandalam39
2021-02-26 07:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary4
2021-02-27 11:35Pudubeerkadavu Farmlands4
2021-02-14 16:30Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad2
2021-02-27 09:45Polachira15
2021-03-07 07:15Hesaraghatta Kere2
2021-02-14 06:44Aivarakhandapura / Shivakote Kere15
2021-02-13 06:34Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura200
2021-03-07 07:02Art of Living, Kanakapura campus1
2021-02-13 06:40Turahalli park2
2021-02-19 06:51Thottikallu Falls2
2021-03-06 07:14Byatarayana Doddi Lake2
2021-02-13 06:45Narsapur Reserve Forest24
2021-02-28 07:40Ragihalli, Bangalore45
2021-02-07 07:00Jaipurdoddi3
2021-02-24 07:15Nallagandla Lake21
2021-03-07 06:44Osman Sagar Lake3
2021-03-06 07:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad2
2021-02-07 06:29Chitravathi River Reservoir4
2021-02-21 07:00Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur22
2021-03-01 07:35Anekal Dodda Kere5
2021-03-06 16:00Muthanallur Kere10
2021-02-14 06:55Hoskote / Hosakote Kere
2021-02-22 11:46Nehru Zoological Park1
2021-02-26 15:28Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields10
2021-02-15 06:50Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur7
2021-02-14 07:00Ambazari Lake, Nagpur6
2021-02-18 06:30Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Erode15
2021-02-09 08:21Thattikunta Maisamma temple20
2021-03-04 14:45Edulabad Lake1
2021-02-07 17:04Lal Nalla Reservoir, Wardha4
2021-02-13 13:52Kattinaikanpatti Lake கட்டிநாயக்கன்பட்டி ஏரி2
2021-02-15 17:14Melapattam Karisalkulam5
2021-02-14 11:45Krishnampudur Area1
2021-02-12 17:00Panchayat Union Middle School, Krishnampudur6
2021-02-13 06:45Motturkadu & Elumalaiyan Kadu2
2021-02-13 08:00Vadamaneri Lake வடமனேரி37
2021-03-02 17:15Dharmapuri Lake, Mathikonpalayam6
2021-02-15 15:00Danishpet Lake டேனிஷ்பேட்டை ஏரி2
2021-02-16 07:30Annasagaram Lake, Dharmapuri2
2021-02-21 06:35Rishi Valley (General Area)2
2021-03-05 17:15Rishi Valley--School Campus1
2021-02-12 17:30Kannankurichi Pudhu Eri (Lake) கன்னங்குறிச்சி புது ஏரி12
2021-02-21 14:30Padariya3
2021-02-14 18:10Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary22
2021-02-14 10:00Dumna Nature Reserve4
2021-02-12 12:04Lake near Jain Vidayalya8
2021-02-12 07:50Lohara Lake, Gondia18
2021-02-14 17:06Kallakurichi Town10
2021-02-21 07:30Hulas Khera Archaeological Excavation Site
2021-02-28 09:48Kaatuthottam Farmlands10
2021-02-28 09:04Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary10
2021-03-06 11:00Kaliveli Lake4
2021-02-07 07:06Kavuluru Cheruvu (Lake)4
2021-03-07 06:33Vemavaram lake trail (behind hill)10
2021-02-28 07:10Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)2
2021-03-04 07:00Pallikaranai Marsh--Karapakkam5
2021-02-15 07:30Gudhiyari Wetlands, Raipur40
2021-03-05 09:24Kathadih Farmhouse, Kathadih, Chhattisgarh, IN (21.178, 81.625)5
2021-02-13 08:07WRS Colony, Raipur3
2021-02-12 07:28Mandhar Primary School Campus10
2021-02-11 10:45Barbanda Pond and Surroundings40
2021-02-13 07:16Naya Raipur--Jungle Safari15
2021-02-07 09:00Kolleru Bird Sanctuary50
2021-02-13 06:17Deobhog, Chhattisgarh, India3
2021-02-14 07:41collage campus8
2021-02-13 09:31Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary4
2021-02-14 09:07Uda Walawe NP49
2021-03-02 07:00Sangla and Area5
2021-02-13 14:09Chilika Lake--Mangalajodi
2021-02-15 07:30Sitakund2
2021-02-07 07:00Garpanchkot8
2021-03-03 16:15Bandhi PM
2021-03-05 10:14Bakor Ali / Bakharali (Chapai Nawabganj)14
2021-03-06 07:28Gouripur Beel11
2021-02-14 07:13Baidyabati DVC Canal120
2021-02-16 15:17Bally Khal35
2021-03-03 07:11Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)40
2021-02-15 15:48Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata330
2021-02-13 11:17Modhutila Eco Park
2021-02-21 07:13New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)7
2021-02-17 06:28Manas NP--Mathanguri50
2021-02-18 08:26Bansbari Range, Manas National Park4
2021-02-20 06:00Manas NP--Bhuyanpara (Eastern Range)4
2021-02-19 13:40Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary28
2021-02-14 08:10Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati6
2021-02-16 12:40Brahmaputra River--Darrang50
2021-02-12 10:33Orang National Park10
2021-02-17 06:20St. Martin's Island9
2021-02-28 07:54Chiang Mai University--Mae Hia Agricultural College1
2021-03-07 15:48Mae Faek paddies300
2021-02-21 07:51Ban Mai Rong Klaeb paddies2
2021-03-05 06:36Mae Ai paddies10
2021-03-04 07:00Tha Ton--paddies around Huai Mafueang15
2021-03-06 08:40Wat Pa Yang Tok vicinity4
2021-02-22 09:15Nong Cham1
2021-02-21 09:48Ban Khlong Huai Sai8
2021-02-13 15:55Yonok reedbeds and cultivated lands10
2021-02-22 08:35Khlong Katha Reservoir8
2021-02-24 13:28Thung Thalay Luang5
2021-02-21 13:02Kong Krailat Telecommunication Station and Bueng Khrob3
2021-02-10 08:12Ang Thong paddies and reedbeds1
2021-03-03 08:04Nong Sadao--paddies south of Hwy. 35022
2021-02-09 08:42Nong Chumphon Nuea paddies2
2021-02-20 11:05Don Sai reedbeds and aquaculture ponds (Photharam District)
2021-03-06 15:36Bo Kradan paddies7
2021-03-04 05:30Bueng Chawak Chaloem Phra Kiat Non-hunting Area--Suphan Buri side8
2021-02-09 09:55Chom Prathat paddies1
2021-03-03 06:53Krasieo--Hantajam paddies2
2021-02-12 08:50Kasetsart University [Kamphaeng Saen Campus]2
2021-02-15 12:00Nong Pla Lai paddies (general area)80
2021-02-27 14:55Ton Maphrao paddies8
2021-02-28 16:30Bueng Boraphet Non-hunting Area--Waterbird Park8
2021-02-13 10:48Kook Cafe and Restaurant vicinity4
2021-02-28 09:30Bueng Boraphet Non-hunting Area (general area)7
2021-02-26 16:18Don Khoi--Hwy. 3232 paddies1
2021-03-06 07:33Khlong Rang Tong wetlands3
2021-03-05 07:46Ban Kum aquaculture ponds and paddies
2021-03-02 08:30Kasetsart University [Suphan Buri campus]3
2021-02-15 09:41Bueng See Bua Thong2
2021-02-27 16:59Bang Sai Pa--paddies and reedbeds west of Tha Chin River6
2021-02-10 16:49Rim ricefields4
2021-02-19 06:54Ban Rim Nan Guesthouse vicinity6
2021-03-04 15:19Mai Dat paddies10
2021-03-01 08:25Ban Sud 9 Alley aquaculture ponds and paddies1
2021-02-28 09:52Bang Ta Then--paddies and aquaculture ponds west of Chorakhe Khluen Canal1
2021-02-27 18:01Sai Ngam paddies20
2021-02-12 07:23Chulalongkorn University Learning Center [Lainan]10
2021-03-01 08:55Phai Kong Din aquaculture ponds and reedbeds2
2021-03-01 17:40Na Khu paddies and reedbeds2
2021-03-01 11:13Chakkarat paddies10
2021-03-07 17:53Ngiu Rai paddies and reedbeds10
2021-03-07 17:23Phok Ruam paddies and lakes10
2021-03-01 09:22Tao Lao--Ban Khok Ta Prom paddies10
2021-03-01 15:06Nong Nam Yai paddies and reedbeds20
2021-03-04 15:59Nong Prao Ngai paddies and reedbeds3
2021-03-01 15:53Mahat Thai paddies and sand quarry20
2021-03-07 08:52Bo Ngoen--paddies and reedbeds west of Hwy. 302020
2021-02-24 08:47Pho Taeng--Nong Bon Reservoir20
2021-02-19 13:30Thon Burirom Park5
2021-02-24 08:13Ban Pathum paddies1
2021-02-24 07:53Chiang Rak Yai--Athichet Thani reedbeds and paddies3
2021-03-04 07:35Santi Wana Eco Community
2021-03-05 09:04Nong Pling paddies and scrublands14
2021-02-19 15:32Kasetsart University [Bang Khen Campus]--Faculty​ of Forestry​3
2021-02-19 17:36Sam Thai paddies and reedbeds2
2021-03-05 10:23Ban Hip reedbeds4
2021-02-19 08:27Nong Mai Sung paddies20
2021-03-05 12:46Rangsit – Nakhon Nayok Khlong 5 paddies and scrublands3
2021-03-04 10:52Pathum Thani Rice Research Center2
2021-02-18 17:40PTT gas station Khok Toom reedbeds20
2021-02-19 07:32Nong Khaem marshes (Saraburi)1
2021-02-19 06:46Khotchasit paddies and reedbeds1
2021-02-23 16:38Lap Prasoet – Patiroop 6 Alleys paddies and reedbeds2
2021-03-07 09:51Lat Krabang--Thap Yao paddies & aquaculture ponds9
2021-02-20 17:15Ban Kaeng--paddies south of Rae Canal10
2021-02-22 08:01Nong Mu--Raphee Pat Canal paddies and reedbeds6
2021-03-05 16:29Bang Sao Thong--Bang Na Garden 14 Alley reedbeds5
2021-02-23 15:44Bueng Khohai--reedbeds north of Pin Mook Alley12
2021-02-23 06:06Suwintawong 47 Alley overgrown woods and marshes2
2021-02-22 09:16Nong Suang--paddies and reedbeds east of Ruea Canal100
2021-02-07 08:35Bang Phra Non-hunting Area (general area)12
2021-02-22 17:17Don Yo paddies40
2021-02-23 08:15Tha Sai--Khlong Prommanee Irrigation Project100
2021-02-15 16:44Si Chula aquaculture ponds and reedbeds1
2021-02-09 07:07Bang Phra--fields and farmland east of Hwy. 370210
2021-02-09 08:40Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Pong Din Dam Reservoir10
2021-02-16 07:54Pak Phli--Tha Ruea paddies4
2021-02-27 07:30Sungai Burung, Pulau Pinang15
2021-03-05 15:15Lam Phra Ploeng Reservoir (general area)31
2021-03-07 08:30Air Hitam Dalam Forest Reserve5
2021-03-06 08:15Pulau Burung Landfill2
2021-02-10 10:34Nong Rahok Reservoir30
2021-02-13 15:00Ban Chong Kho7
2021-02-26 06:38Kaeng Lawa--"the stakeout bridge" vicinity1
2021-03-02 11:55Kaeng Lawa (general area)2
2021-03-03 08:55Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)2
2021-03-06 07:43De Palma Hotel area1
2021-03-07 08:00Batang Berjuntai Heronry6
2021-03-03 08:39Khlong Pla Khun20
2021-02-18 05:45Pousaat Grassland12
2021-03-04 06:35Bung Malaeng30
2021-03-05 08:11Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve1
2021-03-07 09:12Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - East inc. Kranji Nature Trail2
2021-02-20 16:51Coney Island (Serangoon Island)6
2021-02-21 09:04Lorong Halus Wetland (inc. Serangoon Reservoir and former 'Serangoon')6
2021-02-20 07:41Pasir Ris Farmway 3 (inc. Pasir Ris Farmway 2)3
2021-02-20 10:59Serangoon Water Treatment Plant: disused2
2021-03-07 07:12Tampines Eco Green3
2021-03-01 08:08Tampines Eco Green9