2018 eBird Yearly Challenge Winners! 4


We are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 eBird Yearly Challenge. This year the challenges were a little bit harder than in 2017, but nevertheless an impressive number of birders (minus group accounts) managed to meet the various targets! Of all those who qualified by meeting the target in any particular category, one person (in bold) was chosen by lucky draw to receive a small gift in appreciation.

ChallengeQualifiers Book giftNo. Qualifiers

Prolific

>450 lists in the year
Premchand Reghuvaran
Mrs Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

 

Stephen Moss

44

Abhin M Sunil, ADIL NAFAR , Ajay Gadikar, AM AMSA, Ankit Vikrant, Anup Prakash, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, Arun B, Ashwin Viswanathan, Chirag Munje, David Raju, Deepti Krishnan, Divya Subramani, Emanuel george , Ganeshwar SV, GOVIND GIRIJA, Hareesha AS, HARSHJEET BAL, Jageshwer verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, JOE M RAJA,  Kshitija Gupta, Lakshmikant Neve, MAXIM RODRIGUES K, Mittal Gala, Mohan Chandra Joshi, Najeeb K, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Periyasamy Rajangam, Praver Mourya, Premchand Reghuvaran, Pushpa Puliyeri, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Desai, Renju TR, Sajeev Krishnan,  Sandhya Lenka, Selvaganesh K, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Sreekumar E R, sreekumar k govindankutty, SRINILA MAHESH K T, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, VASEN SULI, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay K L

Consistent

at least 4 lists each week
Manju Sinha
The Genius of Birds

 

Jennifer Ackerman

20

Ajay Gadikar, Chirag Munje, Emanuel george , HARSHJEET BAL, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Praver Mourya, Sajeev Krishnan, Sandhya Lenka, Selvaganesh K, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay K L, Vinay Nadig, Vinod Shankar

Adventurous

at least 3 lists from each of at least 25 districts
Lakshmikant Neve
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature With the Next Generation

 

Eli J. Knapp

10

Anup Prakash, Ashwin Viswanathan, Garima Bhatia, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prachi Thatte, Praver Mourya, Selvaganesh K, Subhadra Devi

Faithful

a least 150 lists from a single location
Kshitija Gupta
The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

 

Bernd Heinrich

47

Abhay Pandey, Abhin M Sunil, Abhirami C, ADIL NAFAR , Afthab Faisal k, Ajay Gadikar, Amal U S, Ankit Vikrant, Arun B, Aswin KS, Chirag Munje, David Raju, Deepti Krishnan, Dr. NISHAD PM, Emanuel george , Hareesha AS, HARSHJEET BAL, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Kshitija Gupta, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, Mittal Gala, Mohan Chandra Joshi, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Periyasamy Rajangam, Praver Mourya, Pushpa Puliyeri, Raja Simma Pandiyan, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Raman Kumar, Ramesh Desai, Renju TR, Sajeev Krishnan, SANJEEV NALAVADE, Selvaganesh K, Shasank Ongole, sreekumar k govindankutty, SRINILA MAHESH K T, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, vaazhaikumar kumar, VASEN SULI, Vidhya Sundar, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vinay K L, Vinay Nadig

Dedicated

at least 450 hours of birding in all
Hareesha AS
The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

 

Tim Birkhead

27

Arnold Goveas, Ashwin Viswanathan, David Raju, dhanapal kondasamy, Emanuel george , fermin jose, Hareesha AS, Jayadev Menon, Lakshmikant Neve, Mohan Chandra Joshi, Narendran M.M, Rahul Singh, Rajesh Panwar, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Raju Kasambe, Ravi naidu, Renju TR, Rofikul Islam, Roozbeh Gazdar, Sahana M, Selvaganesh K, Shwetha Bharathi, SRINILA MAHESH K T, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Taukeer Alam Lodha, Vijaya Lakshmi

eBirder of the Year

eBirder of the month for at least 9 months
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

 

Kirk Wallance Johnson

16

Ajay Gadikar, Anup Prakash, Deepti Krishnan, Emanuel george, Ganeshwar SV, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Kshitija Gupta, Lakshmikant Neve, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Praver Mourya, Sajeev Krishnan, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Subhadra Devi, VASEN SULI, Vidhya Sundar

Well done to all birders who met targets for any of these yearly challenges. Those chosen by lucky draw will all receive the books listed above.

Special congratulations to the very devoted who qualified for the eBirder of the Year. The one person chosen by lucky draw from the sixteen qualifiers, is:

Sreekumar Chirukandoth

He receives a copy of Kirk Wallace Johnson’s The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century.

If you haven’t started already, do take part in the challenges for 2019 eBirder of the Year!


Header Image: Black-tailed Godwit by Ramesh Desai/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab, from this checklist.

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