January 23, 2018

2017 eBird Yearly Challenge Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 eBird Yearly Challenge.

Challenge Winner Prize No. Qualifiers

Prolific

Raphy Kallettumkara
The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

51

Abhijith Surendran, Aisha Sultana, Ajay Gadikar, Anish Aravind, Aravind Amirtharaj, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, Avinash Sharma, Chirag Munje, Dr George P J, Elavarasan M, Emanuel George, Ganeshwar SV, Gokul Vadivel, Govind Girija, Gowthama Poludasu, Hari Mavelikara, Jamaludheen Karivelil, Jayadev Menon, Jaydev Mandal, Lakshmikant Neve, Latha Prabhakaran, Manju Sinha, Maxim Rodrigues K, Murugesh Natesan, Nalini Aravind, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Omkar Dharwadkar, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pankaj Gupta, Prashantha Krishna M C, Praver Mourya, Premchand Reghuvaran, Ramit Singal, Raphy Kallettumkara, Renju TR, Sajeev Krishnan, Sandhya Lenka, Sasidharan Manekkara, Sathyan Meppayur, Selvaganesh K, Shah Jahan, Shanmugam Kalidass, Shwetha Bharathi, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Sreekumar E R, Steffin Babu, Subramania Siva, Sumesh PB, Thanigai Velu, Vidhya Sundar, Vinod Shankar

Consistent

Chirag Munje
Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens

22

Aisha Sultana, Ajay Gadikar, Aravind Amirtharaj, Arnold Goveas, Chirag Munje, Elavarasan M, Ganeshwar SV, Gowthama Poludasu, Harshjeet Bal, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pankaj Gupta, Sandhya Lenka, Selvaganesh K, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Nadig, Vinod Shankar

Adventurous

Arnab Pal
What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

Jon Young

9

Aravind Amirtharaj, Arnab Pal, Jamaludheen Karivelil, Latha Prabhakaran, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Praver Mourya, Premchand Reghuvaran, Sahana M, Shwetha Bharathi

Faithful

Jayadev Menon
One More Warbler: A Life with Birds

Victor Emanuel, S. Kirk Walsh

34

Aisha Sultana, Ajay Gadikar, Aravind Amirtharaj, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, Avinash Sharma, Ayush Rajotia, Chirag Munje, Deepti Krishnan, Elavarasan M, Forest Venkat, Ganeshwar SV, Gowthama Poludasu, Harshjeet Bal, Jayadev Menon, Kadambari Devarajan, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Mittal Gala, Murugesh Natesan, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pankaj Gupta, Pushpa Puliyeri, Rajesh Prasad, Renju TR, Sajeev Krishnan, Sandhya Lenka, Shanmugam Kalidass, Sivakumar S, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Sumesh PB, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Nadig

Dedicated

Jaswinder Waraich
The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration 

Bernd Heinrich

44

Abhishek Ravindra, Adhithyan NK, Aravind Amirtharaj, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Avinash Sharma, Elavarasan M, Fermin Jose, Forest Venkat, Ganeshwar SV, Harshith JV, Irshad Theba, Jamaludheen Karivelil, Jaswinder Waraich, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Latha Prabhakaran, Mamta Parmar, Manju Sinha, Mohit Aggarwal, Murugesh Natesan, Namassivayan Lakshmanan, Omkar Dharwadkar, Pankaj Gupta, Premchand Reghuvaran, Raimund Barth, Rajesh Panwar, Raju Kasambe, Raphy Kallettumkara, Ravi Naidu, Renju TR, Renuka Vijayaraghavan, Rofikul Islam, Sahana M, Sajeev Krishnan, Sandhya Lenka, Santosh Kumar Thakur (Wildlifer), Selvaganesh K, Shwetha Bharathi, Sohail Madan, Steffin Babu, Taukeer Alam Lodha, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vinod Shankar

eBirder of the Year

Elavarasan M
The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

Jim Robbins

14

Ajay Gadikar, Aravind Amirtharaj, Chirag Munje, Elavarasan M, Ganeshwar SV, Govind Girija, Gowthama Poludasu, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Murugesh Natesan, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Selvaganesh K, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, 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.

Special congratulations to the very devoted who qualified for the eBirder of the Year. There can only be one overall winner though, and, drawn from random from the twelve qualifiers, is:

Elavarasan M

He receives a copy of Jim Robbins’s The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future.

If you haven’t started already, do take part in the challenges for 2018 eBirder of the Year!


Header Image: Indian Scimitar Babbler by Ganesh R Mandavkar/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab
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Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
3 years ago

Want to check adventurous category for myself ….can I check on eBird….what’s is shortfall from my side…for this category ?

Bird Count India
3 years ago

You have uploaded eligible lists from 19 districts, 16 of which have three or more eligible lists.

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