February 2, 2017

2016 India eBird Yearlong Challenge Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 eBird Yearly Challenge.

Challenge Winner Prize No. Qualifiers
Prolific Hari Kumar A Bird’s Egg: The Most Perfect Thing
Tim Birkhead
31
Abdul Raheem Munderi, Abhijith Surendran, Abhirami C, Ajay Gadikar, Ankit Vikrant, Aravind Amirtharaj, Ashwin Viswanathan, Emanuel George, Ganeshwar S V, Givind Girija, Hari Kumar, Hari Mavelikara, Indira Srinivasan, Jayadev  Menon, Jaydev Mandal, Komal Agrawal, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Premchand Reghuvaran, Ramit Singal, Raphy Kallettumkara, Renju TR, Sandeep Sathyan, Sasidharan Manekkara, Selvaganesh K, Shanmugam Kalidass, Siva T, Sumesh B, Vidhya Sundar
Consistent Renju TR Last Chance to See
Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
7
Ajay Gadikar, Jayadev Menon, Manju Sinha, Renju TR, Selvaganesh K, Shanmugam Kalidass, Vidhya Sundar
Adventurous Panchapakesan Jeganathan Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder
Kenn Kaufmann
2
Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Ramit Singal
Faithful Ashwin Viswanathan The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
Noah Stryker
18
Ajay Gadikar, Ankit Vikrant, Ashwin Viswanathan, Emanuel George, Ganeshwar S V, Jayadev Menon, Komal Agrawal, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Renju TR, Sandeep Sathyan, Shanmugam Kalidass, Siva T, Steffin Babu, Sumesh B, Trilok Rana, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Nadig
Dedicated Vikas Madhav Nagarajan Tales of Remarkable Birds
Dominic Couzens
51
Abhishek Ravindra, Ajay Gadikar, Albin Jacob, Aravind Amirtharaj, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Balwant Negi, Biswanath Mondal, Deepa Mohan, Dr George P J, Forest Venkat, Ganeshwar S V, Gopalakrishna R, Harshith JV, Hemanth Byatroy, Hemant Kirola, Jaswinder Waraich, Jaydev Mandal, Joshua  Dsilva, Komal Agrawal, Lakshmikant Neve, Lloyd Fernandes, Manju Sinha, Mike Prince, Mohit Aggarwal, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pankaj Gupta, Premchand Reghuvaran, Rajesh Panwar, Raju Kasambe, Ramit Singal, Raphy Kallettumkara, Renju TR, Renuka Vijayaraghavan, Ronit Dutta, Sahana M, Sanjay Karanth, Saurabh Sawant, Shanmugam Kalidass, Shwetha Bharathi, Siva T, Srikanth Bhamidipati, Sriram Reddy, S S Cheema, Steffin Babu, Sunil Kumar, Surajit Dutta, Venugopalan R, Vikas Madhav Nagarajan, Vrinda Lath
eBirder of the Year Vidhya Sundar Extreme Birds: The World’s Most Extraordinary and Bizarre Birds
Dominic Couzens
3
Ajay Gadikar, Ganeshwar S V, Vidhya Sundar

 

Extreme Birds

Well done to all birders who met targets for any of the yearly challenges. The category winners all receive the books listed above, plus a cleaning kit generously donated by Zeiss.

Special congratulations to the very dedicated three who qualified for the eBirder of the Year. There can only be one overall winner though, and, drawn from random from these three, is Vidhya Sundar. The fascinating Extreme Birds: The World’s Most Extraordinary and Bizarre Birds, with stories including those of the species with the biggest eyes, the bird with the warmest nest, and how the Bassian Thrush in Australia attracts earthworms, will be winging its way to her soon.

If you haven’t started already do take part in the challenges for 2017 eBirder of the Year!


Header Image: White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus © Pankaj Chibber/ Macaulay Library

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Ajay Gadikar
Ajay Gadikar
5 years ago

Congratulations to all the winners. Keep it up guys.

Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Sundar
5 years ago

Thank you so much Bird count India and Ebird and fellow birders. Your motivation keeps us going. Birding has become part of life rather than just a hobby.

Ganeshwar SV
Ganeshwar SV
5 years ago

That’s really wonderful! Hope I can be consistent & adventurous this year. Congratulations to all!

Sreekumar E R
Sreekumar E R
5 years ago

Congratulations to all participants and winners….

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
5 years ago

Congratulations all eBirders of Yearly Challenges.

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
5 years ago

Wow…qualified for Three challenges.Thanks eBird & Bird Count of India.Amazing experience.When out of home…it is Habit now to record calls,prepare checklist,remember counts & locations of birds.How these habits with me?don’t know.

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
5 years ago

Whats wrong with my checklists for Adventurous Yearly challenge ?

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
5 years ago

Prasanth Kumar S R
5 years ago

Congratulations Harikumar Sir

Renju
Renju
5 years ago

Congratulations to al…

Vikas Madhav Nagarajan
Vikas Madhav Nagarajan
5 years ago

Thank you Birdcount India .
Congrats the the rest !!!!

Sajeev Krishnan
Sajeev Krishnan
4 years ago

Congratulations to all the winers

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