Challenges

Birding and eBird challenges


December is peak birding season in much of India. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Dec 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,476 (1,288) Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (12,800) Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (2.42 lakh) December challenge The challenge for December was to upload at least 30 eligible birdlists (see the… read more »

December 2017 eBirders of the month





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As temperatures cool and migrations spread through the country, birders fan out as well. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Nov 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,288 (1,162) Number of lists (all types): 12,800 (11,000) Number of observations: 2.42 lakh (2.02 lakh) November challenge The challenge for November was to upload at least… read more »

November 2017 eBirders of the month



October is when the winter migration season heats up and more and more birders are out and about. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Oct 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,162 (957) Number of lists (all types): 11,000 (12,100) Number of observations: 2.02 lakh (1.78 lakh) October challenge The challenge for October was… read more »

October 2017 eBirders of the month



The October eBirding challenge was simple – just bird a lot, aggregating to 15 hours for the entire month. Were you able to achieve the target? The winter migrants have settled across the country now and birders are being treated to the sights and sounds of birds from India and afar. The time is ripe for birding, and the 11th month… read more »

November 2017 eBirding Challenge


September sees more of a transition in our birdlife, a transition that starts in July and continues on to November — with more and more species and individuals of migrant birds seeking their winter home in India. Accordingly, September usually sees an uptick in birding activity in the country (although this is not so apparent this year!). Here is the… read more »

September 2017 eBirders of the month




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… read more »

August 2017 eBirders of the month






With the monsoon bringing a welcome break from the summer heat in some parts of the country, June is a good time to be out and about — for example looking for breeding birds. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in June 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 870 (995) Number of lists (all types):… read more »

June 2017 eBirders of the Month


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The challenge in June was to upload 30 no-X, complete checklists of at least 15-minute duration of which at least three lists must document a brood-parasitic cuckoo (seen or heard). Each year, a lull in birding activity is witnessed in July as the monsoon makes its presence felt across much of the country. But the rains are hardly a reason to cut… read more »

July 2017 eBirding Challenges



The summer doldrums have set in, and birders are not venturing out as much as we did in the winter months. There are still good reasons to be out birding, though! Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in May (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 995 (1,060) Number of lists (all types): 9,300 (10,200) Number of… read more »

May 2017 eBirders of the Month



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Before moving on to the results for the monthly challenges, here is a brief glimpse of birding in April by-the-numbers (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,060 (1,360) Number of lists (all types): 10,200 (20,600) Number of lists (complete, 15min or longer): 7,900 (15,400) Number of observations: 1.90 lakh (3.30 lakh) April challenge The challenge for April was… read more »

April 2017 eBirders of the Month