March 14, 2016

2015 eBird Yearly Challenge Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 eBird Yearly Challenge.

Challenge Winner Prize No. Qualifiers
Prolific T R Shankar Raman Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature
Nick Davies
57
Abhijith Surendran, Abhirami C, Anish Aravind, Aparajita Datta, Arya Vinod, Aswathy Rajan, Balwant Negi, Chithrabhanu Pakaravoor, Dhanesh Ayyappan, Dilip Polpakkara, Divya Mudappa, Diwakar Jha, Dr George P J, Ganeshwar S V, Garima Bhatia, Harikrishnan Surendran, Hari Kumar, Haritha Krishnan, Jayakrishnan Mannar, Jaydev Mandal, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Manju Sinha, M D Madhusudan, Narayan Sharma, Niranjana C, Nisha M, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pavithra Sankaran, Prashanth N S, Premchand Reghuvaran, Raman Kumar, Ramit Singal, Raphy Kallettumkara, Renju TR, Rohit Chakravarty, Sachin Krishna M V, Sarath Babu N B, Sasidharan Manekkara, Selvaganesh K, Shah Jahan, Shanmugam Kalidass, Shashank Dalvi, Sheeba Nanjan, Shivaprakash Adavanne, Siva T, Sneha Gupta, Somoyita Sur, Sreekumar E R, Suhel Quader, Sumesh B, Swati Sidhu, Syamili Manoj, Tanya Seshadri, T R Shankar Raman, Vidhya Sundar, Vinuja S, Vivek Puliyeri
Consistent Dr George P J To See Every Bird of Earth
Dan Koeppel
6
Dr George P J, Jaydev Mandal, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Premchand Reghuvaran, Ramit Singal, Suhel Quader
Adventurous Anish Aravind The Thing with Feathers
Noah Strycker
24
Anish Aravind, Dhanesh Ayyappan, Divya Mudappa, Erle Brito, Ganeshwar S V, Garima Bhatia, Harsha Jayaramaiah, Kalyan Varma, Mohit Aggarwal, Noah Strycker, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prashanth N S, Premchand Reghuvaran, Rajneesh Suvarna, Raju Kasambe, Ramit Singal, Rohit Chakravarty, Shah Jahan, Shashank Dalvi, Swati Sidhu, Taksh Sangwan, Tanya Seshadri, T R Shankar Raman
Faithful Manju Sinha Birds, Beasts and Relatives
Gerald Durrell
32
Abhijith Surendran, Abhirami C, Able Lawrence, Aparajita Datta, Arya Vinod, Aswathy Rajan, Balwant Negi, Dhanesh Ayyappan, Dinesh Pundir, Dr George P J, Ganeshwar S V, Hari Kumar, Jaydev Mandal, Kaustubh Rau, Manju Sinha, M D Madhusudan, Mittal Gala, Narayan Sharma, Niranjana C, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Premchand Reghuvaran, Renju TR, Sheeba Nanjan, Siva T, Sreekumar E R, Suhel Quader, Sumesh B, Swati Sidhu, Syamili Manoj, T R Shankar Raman, Vidhya Sundar, Vinuja S
Dedicated Ronit Dutta The Peregrine
JA Baker
59
Abhijith Surendran, Abhishek Gulshan, Able Lawrence, Albin Jacob, Anish Aravind, Anshuman Sarkar, Aparajita Datta, Arabinda Pal, Balwant Negi, Chithrabhanu Pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Dhananjay Bhamburkar, Dhanashri Salunke, Dhanesh Ayyappan, Dr George P J, Erle Brito, Ganeshwar S V, Garima Bhatia, Hari Kumar, Hemanth Byatroy, Jaydev Mandal, Karan Tambe, Karthik Enumulla, Krishnamoorthy Muthirulan, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Lloyd Fernandes, Mandar Bhagat, Manju Sinha, Mohit Aggarwal, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pankaj Gupta, Phani Krishna Ravi, Premchand Reghuvaran, Rajneesh Suvarna, Raju Kasambe, Raman Kumar, Ramit Singal, Raphy Kallettumkara, Renju TR, Rohit Chakravarty, Ronit Dutta, Sahana M, Sasidharan Manekkara, Saurabh Sawant, Shah Jahan, Shanmugam Kalidass, Shashank Dalvi, Sheeba Nanjan, Shivaprakash Adavanne, Siva T, Sneha Gupta, Snehasis Sinha, Syed Mustahsen, Taksh Sangwan, T R Shankar Raman, Vijaya Lakshmi, Viral Pankaj, Vishnupriya S, Vivek Puliyeri
eBirder of the Year Ganeshwar S V The Wisdom of Birds:
An Illustrated History of Ornithology
Tim Birkhead
7
Anish Aravind, Erle Brito, Ganeshwar S V, Jaydev Mandal, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Premchand Reghuvaran, T R Shankar Raman

 

The Wisdom of Birds

The Wisdom of Birds

Well done to everyone who met targets for any of the yearly challenges, and especially to the seven birders who qualified for the eBirder of the Year – quite an achievement of eBird dedication! There can only be one overall winner though, and, drawn from random from these seven, is Ganeshwar S V. The fascinating and entertaining “The Wisdom of Birds” by Tim Birkhead will be on its way to him soon.

It’s not too late to get started on the 2016 Challenge – even if you didn’t bird much in January and February, plenty of eBirding from now until the end of the year could still win you eBirder of the Year 2016!


Header Image: Parasitic Jaeger (Arctic Skua) Stercorarius parasiticus © Mike Prince/ Macaulay Library

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