We see a bit of an uptick in birding in August, as some migrants start trickling in and birders venture further afield. Here is the breakup of eBirding in India in the month of August 2018 (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 1,069 (920)
Number of lists (all types): 8,500 (7,600)
Number of observations: 1.36 lakh (1.26 lakh)
The challenge for August was to upload at least 5 eligible checklists per week, and of the total, 2 lists from a hotspot new to you (details at the link above). Of the 1,069 eBirders in this month, 21 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):
Ganeshwar S V
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
Many congratulations to all of them!
From the names above, one was chosen using a computer-generated random number. That person is
Shilky Sharma (see profile)
who receives a copy of The Thing With Feathers, by Noah Strycker as a small gift in appreciation.