We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 eBird Yearly Challenge.
|Prolific||Hari Kumar||A Bird’s Egg: The Most Perfect Thing
|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
|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
|Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Ramit Singal|
|Faithful||Ashwin Viswanathan||The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
|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
|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
|Ajay Gadikar, Ganeshwar S V, Vidhya Sundar|
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