As the winter approaches, passage and winter migrants are coming our way (see What’s on in September). In concert with this, birding activity across the country is ramping up, and this is apparent from the break-up of eBirding in India in August (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 709 (717)
Number of lists (all types): 9,562 (6,934)
Number of lists (complete, 15min or longer): 8,525 (6,082)
Number of observations: 1.48 lakh (1.11 lakh)
The challenge for August was to upload no-X, complete birdlists of at least 15-minute duration from at least 25 separate days of the month. Of the 709 eBirders in August, 16 met or exceeded the target for the month. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
George P J
Prashanth N S
Many congratulations to all of them!
One person from these 16 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift. That person is
George P J
who receives a copy of The homing instinct: meaning and mystery in animal migration by Bernd Heinrich.
Here is the full list of all 709 eBirders from India in August 2016:
Aaditya S Kumar, Aarti Phatarphekar, Aashutosha Lele, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sawant, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhimanyu Lele, Abhinav R, Abhirami C, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhiram Sankar, Abhirup Khara, Abhishek Bhargava, Abhishek Chintamani, abhishek gopal, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Jamalabad, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek Shankar, Abinesan S, Able Lawrence, Adesh Shivkar, ADHEENA XAVIER, Adhithyan NK, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Banerjee, Aditya Ghate, Adnan Raja, Afshan Husain, Aishanya Sarma, Ajay Gadikar, Ajinkya Supekar, Ajith Kumar, AJU RAJU, Akash Gulalia, AKSHAY LONARE, Akshay Surendra, Alan Knue, Albin Jacob, AM AMSA, Aman Gujar, Amarendra Konda, AMBIKA NANOTH, Ambika Pradhan, Amisha Agarwal, Amish Mulmi, Amith Kumar, Amol Bapat, Amol Lopes, Amruta Varshini, Anand Sundaram, Ananthu P, Andrea Reany, Andy Balinsky, Andy Johnson, Aneesh Sasidevan, Angel Joy, Aniruddha Bade, Aniruddha Ghosh, anisha jayadevan, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anjali J, anjana hari, Anjana Nair, Anjitha Devarajan, Anoop CR, anoopkumar podavoor, Anoop palode SS, Anup Chavda, Anuradha Krishnan, Anurag Chandak, Aparajita Datta, APARNA NEVE, APITHA NAMASSIVAYAN, Appavu Pavendhan, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Archana Nair, Arijit Mondal, Arjun Dev , Arjun Kannan, Arnab Pal, Arnav Anish, Arnold Goveas, Arshia Singh, Arun Bhaskaran, Arun C.G, Arun Chikkamarappa, Arun Kumar Mathivaanan, arun lal, Arun M K Bharos, ARUN PRABHU, Arun Singh, Arun Varghese, Arya Vinod, Ashish Babre, Ashish Bhatt, Ashish GB, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashlesha Pandit, Ashlin Michael , Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Bhat, Ashwini Kumar Malle, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, ASLAM MOHAMMED, Aswin Nisanth, Augustin Joseph, Avik Dutta, Avishkar Munje, Avishna Arappil, AWC Pathanamthitta, Ayush Ankit, Babasaheb Jawale, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Balaji P B, balakrishnan vc, Balbir Arora, Balwant Negi, Bhagyarekha Deshpande, Bhanu Sridharan, BHARATI CHATURVEDI, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhavani Ramamohan , Biang Syiem, bijumon ke, Biju PB, Biju PS, BIJU THENKUDI, Bimalnath Punnassery, Binod Borah, BINU SREELAKAM, Bird Atlas Kannur, Bird Atlas Palakkad, Bird Atlas Thrissur, Bird Atlas Trivandrum, Bird Snappers, Biswanath Mondal, Biswapriya Rahut, B.R. 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