September 21, 2019

August 2019 eBirders of the Month


August is still a rainy month in many places in India, and even through some early migrants have started appearing, we still don’t see the uptick in birding that comes with winter. Our appreciation for the birders who are out and about in this season — your documentation of birds is very valuable! Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in August 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,317 (1,320)
Number of lists (all types): 11,800 (11,600)
Number of observations: 1.66 lakh (1.69 lakh)

August challenge

The challenge for August was to upload at least 20 eligible through the month, two of which are from previously unvisited hotspots  (details at the link above). Of the 1,317 eBirders in this month, 59 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Angeline Mano
Aravind AM
Aromal Senan
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Arunkumar S
arun lal
Arvind Yadav
Avinash Aviz
Baseer Baniya
Charlie Thomas
Chitra Shanker
Claudia Pinheiro
Deepti Krishnan
dhanapal kondasamy
Dhruba Saikia
Elavarasan M
Hareesha AS
Hemant Ware
Jageshwer verma
Janardhan Uppada
Jaydev Mandal
Jishnu Narayanan
Lakshmikant Neve
Lathika K K
Manoj Karingamadathil
Mittal Gala
Mohammed Hirash
Navaneeth Sini George
Nosherwan Sethna
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Paul Bourdin
Rahul Nair
Rahul Singh
Ramesh Desai
Renju TR
Saee Gundawar
Sahana M
Sajeev Krishnan
Selvaganesh K
Sheena S
shiju Babu
Sreehari K Mohan
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
Steffin Babu
Subhadra Devi
Sujeesh P
S ~ V I S H N U S A N K A R
Upasana Sharma
vadivukkarasi A
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vineith Malabaricus
Vivek Sudhakaran
Yogesh Vamdev

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 59 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Deepti Krishnan

who receives a copy of How to be a (bad) birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for September (5 eligible lists every week)? And there is also the set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Sirkeer Malkoha by Karmannye Chaudhary/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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