It has been raining over much of the country in August. Many resident birds are in the late stages of breeding, and fledglings and juveniles are quite common to see: a great time for birding! Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Aug 2017 (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 921 (295)
Number of lists (all types): 11,800 (11,000)
Number of observations: 1.68 lakh (1.57 lakh)
The challenge for August was to upload at least five eligible lists in each of the four weeks of the month with two lists out of the total coming from a hotspot location new to you (see the link above for details). Of the 921 eBirders in August, 26 met or exceeded this target. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Dr George P J
Hakimuddin F Saify
Many congratulations to all of them!
One of these 26 birders was selected, using a computer-generated random number. That person is
Hakimuddin F Saify
who receives a copy of The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human, by Noah Strycker, as a small gift in appreciation.
The gap-filling challenge for August was to upload a minimum of four eligible checklists from any one or more of the 395 Districts that were represented by less than 30 minutes of eBirding in all previous Augusts. A total of 292 effort-based birdlists of 15 min or longer were uploaded from 50 of the target Districts, by 71 birders. Of these, 15 birders met the target for the gap-filling challenge, and these are listed below, together with names of the districts they uploaded 4 or more lists from):
Denzil Britto (RJ-Jodhpur)
Anil Arora (RJ-Bikaner)
Douglas Ball (RJ-Dhaulpur)
Dr. Jitu Solanki (RJ-Bikaner)
Elavarasan M (TN-Ariyalur)
Gowthama Poludasu (AP-Prakasam)
Jugal Patel (GJ-Bharuch)
Mahendra Singh (RJ-Bikaner)
Malyasri Bhattacharya (AR-Tawang)
Neeraj Sharma (JK-Doda & JK-Udhampur)
Pranita B (JK-Doda)
Prateek Rakhecha (RJ-Bikaner)
Raja Bandi (RJ-Bikaner)
Sahasrangshu Pal Choudhury (JK-Doda)
Suresh Rana (JK-Doda & JK-Udhampur)
Swati Sidhu (CH-Chandigarh)
Many thanks to all of them for helping fill eBird gaps in India!
One person from these 15 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift. That person is
who receives a copy of Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, but Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp.
Here is the full list of all 921 eBirders from India in August 2017:
Aaditya Khandelwal, Aaron Sequeira , abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Rasal, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhilash K, Abhinand C, Abhirami C, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhiram Sankar, Abhishek ., abhishek gopal, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Iyer, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek S Padmanabhan, Adam Halbur, Adhirup Ghosh, Adhithyan NK, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Naik, Aditya Potnis, AFREED MUHAMMED N V, Afshan Husain, Aisha Sultana, Ajay B, Ajay Gadikar, AJAY SHARMA, Ajaz Ansari , Ajinkya Supekar, Ajit Hota, Akash Gulalia, Akhilesh Magal, AK JAYAN, Akshay Rao, Akshay Surendra, AL BADUSH, Albin Jacob, Alok K Thampan, Amal G Nath, AM AMSA, Amar Mulwani, Ameet Mandavia, Ameet Zaveri, Ameya Deshpande, Amirtha Balan, Amit C Javgal, Amlan Goswami, Amol Bapat, Amrit Krishna, Amruta Padgaonkar , Anamika Menon, Anandaraj J, Anand Krishnan, Ananthu Vijayakrishnan, Aneesh Sasidevan, Aniketa Kabir, Anil Arora, Anil Bhatta, Anil Goyal, Anil Mahajan, Anil Menon, Anindya Naskar, Anirudha Mahagaonkar, Anirudh Bhatta, Anirudh Nair, Anish Aravind, Anisha Velayudhan.K, Anitta Cherian, ankita patel, Ankit Badesha, anmesh Gaonkar, ann nayana antony, Anoop CR, Anoop King, Anu john, Anuj Saikia, Anup Chavda, Anusha N, Aparajita Datta, Aparna K, APITHA NAMASSIVAYAN, Appavu Pavendhan, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aravind Anil, Archana k mohan, ARDRA JAMES, Arjun Dev , Arjun Vinayan, Arka Karmakar , Arka resident, Arnab Pal, Arnav Anish, Arnold Goveas, Aromal Vaikom, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, Arun B, Arun Chungappally , Arun George, arun gopi, Arun kumar, arun lal, Arun Prabhu, Arun Prasad , Arun Singh, Arun Varghese, ARVIND k, ASHA SOHIL, Ashish Babre, Ashish Jha, Ashish Kothari, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashok Kumar C, Ashok N, ashok raj v m, Ashok Vittal, Ashwini Deosthalee, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Surendran, ASLAM MOHAMMED, Atanu Modak, Atish Banerjee, Avinash Aviz, Avinash Rao, Avinash Sharma, Avi Sabavala, Avishkar Munje, Ayan Khanra, Ayush Rajotia, Bala C S Dasari, Balaji P B, balamurugan balamurugan, BALA R, Balwant Negi, Banu Prakash, Barun Chatterjee, Bhanu Sridharan, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhavi K, Bhupinder Mann, Biang Syiem, Bijoy Venugopal, Biju George , bijumon ke, Bikaner Birds, Bindu K, Bipasha Samanta, BirdAtlas Kottayam, Bird Atlas Palakkad (Group Account), Bird Atlas Thrissur (Group Account), Biswanath Mondal, Brihadeesh Santharam, BS Lakra, CHANDAN MANGHNANI, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Chandrasekaran Venkatraman, Chandra Sekhar Bandi, Charutha K, Cheran J, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chethan GS, Chetna Sharma, CHINMOY BANERJEE, Chirag Munje, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chittaranjana Doss Radhakrishnan, Chris Bowden, Cinchona Govt High School(Group account), CNS Nature, Cochin Natural History Society, Colin Braganza, Cuckoo Sebastian, David Phinehas, David Raju, david stanton, Deepa Chandran, Deepa Mohan, Deepa Rane, Deepa Shree, Deepti Krishnan, Denzil Britto, Devendra Singh, Devi Ambika, Devika Ps, Dev Vasudevan, Dhaval Vargiya, Dheeraj Chavadi, Dhruba Saikia, Dhruvam Desai, Dhruv Chaudhari, Dhyey Shah, Dibyendu Mukherjee, Dilip K G, Dincy Mariyam, Dinesh Pundir, Dinesh Ramakrishnan, Dipin Raj, Dipu Karuthedathu, Dirty Bird, Divin Murukesh, Divya Mudappa, Douglas Ball, Dr George P J, Dr. Hari Bharathan, Dr. Jayant Wadatkar, Dr Jishnu R, Dr. Jitu Solanki, Dr.Krishna kumar. 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