As the temperature rises in most parts of India, April tends to see a further drop in birding activity. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of April 2018 (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 1,271 (1,611)
Number of lists (all types): 13,700 (20,600)
Number of observations: 2.3 lakh (3.5 lakh)
The challenge for April was to upload at least 20 complete and stationary, 15 min duration checklists from the same location over 20 different days (details at the link above). Of the 1,271 eBirders in this month, 18 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):
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Many congratulations to all of them!
One name out of the above was selected using a computer-generated random number. The name is
who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead, as a small gift in appreciation.
Since we asked birders to follow a very specific protocol in April, let’s see what meaning can be extracted from the information generated in this way.
Now let’s see actual graphs generated from the information uploaded by what our 18 eBirders of the month. These are organized by the number of lists of 15 minutes each, up to a maximum of 50 lists in the month of April. For reasons of privacy, the district names are given instead of the exact locations.