February 1, 2021

2020 India eBird Yearly Challenge Winners!

Here are the results of the 2020 India eBird Yearly Challenge. Compared with 2019, the challenges for 2020 were a tiny bit harder. But birders in India love a good challenge, and a number of them managed to meet the various targets! Of all those who qualified by meeting the target in any particular category, one person (listed under “Lucky Draw”) was chosen at random to receive a small gift in appreciation.

Challenge Qualifiers  Book gift No. Qualifiers

Prolific

more than 480 lists in the year
Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi
The Feather Thief

Kirk Wallace Johnson

68

Abhin M Sunil, Ajay Agarwal, AM AMSA, Ananyaa Dobhal, Angeline Mano, Ashok Agarwal, Ashwin R, Bijoy Venugopal, Claudia Pinheiro, Deepak Gujar, Dhruba Saikia, Dr. ADIL A, Elavarasan M, GOVIND GIRIJA, Hakimuddin F Saify, Hareesha AS, Harish Babu M, Harish Dobhal, Harsha Jayaramaiah, Himavat Gouresh, Jageshwer verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, JOSEPH MELKIS RAJA, KARTHIKEYAN R, Karunamoorthy S, Kshitija Gupta, Lakshmikant Neve, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Mehala Kumar, Moovendan Ramalingam, Navaneeth Sini George, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Pradeepa Sudhakar, Prem swaroop Kolluru, Premchand Reghuvaran, Rahul Singh, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Ravi Kavungal, Regin Ross, Renju TR, Sahana M, Sajeev Krishnan, Sakthi Chinnakannu, Sandeep kumar reddy Gangasani, Sanjiv Khanna, Sasidharan Manekkara, Selvaganesh K, Sheena S, Shilpa Gadgil, Shivaprakash Adavanne, Shyamkumar Puravankara, Sreehari K Mohan, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Surendhar Boobalan, Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi, VASEN SULI, VASI, Venkatesh S, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vigneshwaran B, Vijaya Lakshmi, Viji G, Vivek Sudhakaran

Consistent

at least 4 lists each week
Vijaya Lakshmi
Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens

34
Ains Priestman, AM AMSA, Ananyaa Dobhal, Angeline Mano, Aravind AM, Bijoy Venugopal, Dr. ADIL A, Hakimuddin F Saify, Harish Dobhal, Jageshwer Verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Jigu Patel, JOSEPH MELKIS RAJA, KARTHIKEYAN R, Lakshmikant Neve, Manju Sinha, MAYANK NAMDEO, Mehala Kumar, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prem Swaroop Kolluru, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramnarayan K, Regin Ross, Renju TR, Sajeev Krishnan, Sanjiv Khanna, Sarabjeet Kaur, Shilpa Gadgil, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vijaya Lakshmi

Adventurous

at least 4 lists from each of at least 15 districts*

 

Joseph Melkis Raja
Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year

Neil Hayward

6

Hareesha A S, Joseph Melkis RaJa, Mike Prince, Mohan Raj K., Sahana M, Vivek Menon,

Faithful

a least 150 lists from a single location
Malyasri Bhattacharya
Mrs Moreau’s Warbler

Stephen Moss

135

Abdus Shakur Mohammad, Abhirami C, Abhisheka Krishnagopal, Afsar Nayakkan, Ains Priestman, Ajay Agarwal, Ajay Sarvagnam, AM AMSA, Ananyaa Dobhal, Aneesh Sasidevan, Angeline Mano, Ankit Rajotia , Ankur Shringi, Aravind AM, Arun Varghese, Ashok Agarwal, Ashok Kolluru, Ashwini L S, Avishkar Munje, Ayush Rajotia, Baseer Baniya, Chayant Gonsalves, Chirag Munje, Chitra Muralikrishnan, Claudia Pinheiro, Deepak Gujar, Deepti Krishnan, Deven Mehta, Dhananjai Mohan, Dhruba Saikia, Dolphin Bengaluru, Dr. ADIL A, Elavarasan M, fermin jose, Francis D’Souza, Geeta pendam, GOVIND GIRIJA, Hakimuddin F Saify, Hareesha AS, Harish Dobhal, Harsha Jayaramaiah, Harshith JV, Himavat Gouresh, Jageshwer verma, Jaideep Krishnan, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Jigu Patel, Kadambari Devarajan, kalpana jayaraman, KARTHIKEYAN R, Karunamoorthy S, Kaushik Sarkar, Kedar Champhekar, Kshitija Gupta, lakshmi bharadwaj, LAKSHMI SATHYAPAL, Lakshmikant Neve, Loukika Neve, Madhu Gupta, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Manju Sinha, Manjula Desai, MAYANK NAMDEO, Mehala Kumar, Mittal Gala, Mohit Sahu, Narahari M P , Navaneeth Sini George, Navin P Mathew, Niranjana C, Nitin Marathe, Nosherwan Sethna, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prabhudatta Bal, Praveen Bennur, Prem swaroop Kolluru, Premchand Reghuvaran, Pushpa Puliyeri, Rahul Pereira, Raja Simma Pandiyan, Rajeev Gejje, Rajesh Prasad, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Raju Ankasamudra, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Ranjana Gosavi, Rashmi HN, Ravi Kavungal, Regin Ross, Renju TR, Revathi CM, Rowena Robinson, Sahana M, Sajeev Krishnan, Sakthi Chinnakannu, sameer mhetras, Sandhya Lenka, Sanjiv Khanna, Santharam V, Sarabjeet Kaur, Sashi Kumar, sasidharan manekkara, Selvaganesh K, Shailendra Tiwari, Shasank Ongole, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Sheena S, Shilpa Gadgil, Shreyas Punacha, shyamkumar puravankara, Siddharth Biniwale , Sreehari K Mohan, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Sudhakar KV, Surendhar Boobalan, sureshbabu p, Suyash Sawant, Swetashree Purohit, tanuja dasharath haunsbhavi, Utsav Biswas, V Sitaram, VASEN SULI, Venkatesh S, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vidya Chandra, Vigneshwaran B, Vijay Dixit, Vijaya Lakshmi, Viji G, Vishnupriyan Kartha, Vivek Sudhakaran

Dedicated

at least 480 hours of birding in all
Sanjiv Khanna
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg

Tim Birkhead

29

Afsar Nayakkan, Ains Priestman, AM AMSA, Ananyaa Dobhal, Chonseng Sangma, Dhanapal Kondasamy, Fermin Jose, Harish Dobhal, Jageshwer Verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, JOSEPH MELKIS RAJA, Lakshmikant Neve, Mike Prince, Navaneeth Sini George, Nishad Eshaal, Rahul Singh, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Renju TR, Sahana M, Sanjiv Khanna, Shilpa Gadgil, Shyamkumar Puravankara, Srinivas Mallela, Steffin Babu, VASEN SULI, Vikrant Prabhulkar

eBirder of the Year

eBirder of the month for at least 9 months
Hakimuddin F Saify
The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

6

Hakimuddin F Saify, Janardhan Uppada, Lakshmikant Neve, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Vidhya Swaminathan

*The original criteria of 25 districts was relaxed to 15 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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 a lucky draw from the four qualifiers is:

Hakimuddin F Saify

He receives a copy of Jennifer Ackerman‘s The Genius of Birds. If you haven’t started already, do take part in the challenges for the 2021 eBirder of the Year!


Header Image: Red-breasted Goose in a flock of Bar-headed Geese by Wild Art/ Macaulay Library

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Sanjiv khanna
Sanjiv khanna
7 months ago

Thanks to team for appreciation. This will encourage us to work more hard.

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
7 months ago

Great…..Congratulations all eBirders.

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