Dec 2015 eBirders of the month


ebirding challenge logo 800pxIn the closing month of the year, the challenge was to do a last sprint and upload as many birdlists as you could; and to document the sightings, where possible, with photos, sound recordings and video. What transpired? Here is a break-up of eBirding in India in December (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 750 (820)
Number of lists (all types): 6,700 (6,700)
Number of lists (eligible only): 5,500 (5,600)
Number of observations: 1.4 lakh (1.4 lakh)

Of the 750 eBirders in December,  75 met or exceeded the target of 15 eligible lists! These are depicted in the picture below, where the size of a person’s name is proportional to the number of eligible lists uploaded in December. The maximum number of such lists by one person? A massive 412, by Ganeshwar SV, who spent over 100 hours birding in December! Here is the wordcloud (as always, excluding group accounts).

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Many congratulations to all of them!

Collectively, these 75 eBirders uploaded 2,300 complete lists in December. From these lists, we chose, at random, one list after another, until we found a list with embedded media. This list is linked here, and was uploaded by

Diwakar Jha

who receives a copy of How to be a (bad) birdwatcher by Simon Barnes. (You can read reviews here and here.)

Here is the full list of all 750 eBirders from December 2015:

Aaditya S Kumar, Aaqid Mukhdoomi, Aaron Maizlish, Aarthi Ravindra, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, Abhijeet Sable, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhik Das, Abhilash Arjunan, ABHILASH RAVINDRAN, Abhimanyu Lele, Abhinand C, Abhirami C, Abhisheka Krishnagopal, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek Shroti, Able Lawrence, Abu Clicks, Adesh Shivkar, Adesh Shivkar , Adithya Bhat, Aditya Aravind, Afshan Husain, Afthab Faisal k, Aidan & Savio Fonseca, Ajay Gadikar, Ajinkya Supekar, Akhil Krishnan, akhil kunjumon, Akshay Mokal, Akshay Surendra, Al Ameen Ameen, Albin Jacob, Albin Jose, Alkesh Thakare, Allama S, Alok Marathe, Amal U S, AM AMSA, AMARESH MURTHIRAJU, Ameet Mandavia, Amelia Dungan, Amish Parekh, Amit Ghosh, Amit Kumar, Amit Thakor, Amlan Mitra, Amol Bapat, Amol Lopes, Amol Marathe, Amrita Singh, Anagha Bagade, ANAND Osuri, ANAND PALANI, Anand Sundaram, André Weiss Pryde, Aneesh Sasidevan, ANEESH SREEKUMAR , Anil Mahajan, anil subramaniam, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anjali J, anjana hari, Ankit Shukla, Ankit Vikrant, Anoop CR, Anoop King, anshuman sarkar, Anubhab Hota, Anuj Saikia, Anupam Khanna, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Chhajlani, Anurag Vishwakarma, Anvay Dhanorkar, Aparajita Datta, Aparna K, APITHA NAMASSIVAYAN, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, aravinda hr, Aravind AM, Aravind Balagopalan, Aravindh Soundararajan, Archisman Mahapatra, Arijit Mondal, Arjun Dev , Arjun Kannan, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arsha K, Aruna Ramachandran, Arun Bhaskaran, Arun Kumar Mathivaanan, arun lal, ARUNSANKAR N, Arun Visweswaran, Arvind Patole, Arya Vinod, Ashish Jha, Ash J, Ashni Dhawale, ASHOK MADHAVAN, ashok raj v m, Ashraf Nalsarovar, Ashritha Anoop, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Warudkar, Atharva Damle, Athira K Nair, Athul P M, Atindra Katti, Avishkar Munje, Balaji P B, Balwant Negi, Bela Arora, Benny Kurian, Beth Partin, Bhagyashree Ingle, Bhakti Salgaonkar, Bhalachandra Shirolkar, Bhalchandra Pujari, Bhanu Prakash, Bhaskar Kulkarni, Bhaskar pandeti, BHAVIK PARIKH, Bhushan Kaluskar, Bibhu Prasad Panda, bijumon ke, Bird Snappers, BISWAJIT GHOSH, Biswanath Mondal, Biswapriya Rahut, bulbul muruges, Chandrasekaran Venkatraman, Chandra Sekhar Bandi, Chandra Shekara, charles naveen, Chayant Gonsalves, Cheran Jagadeesan, Chethan GS, Chetna Sharma, Chinmay Rahane, Chirag Munje, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Cinchona GHS(Group account), CLAREENA JOSE, CNS Nature, Colin Braganza, Conrad Braganza, Conrad Pinto, darbjot singh, Dave Read, David Raju, david stanton, Debabrata Parida, Deepak Apte, Deepak Pradhan, Deepa Mohan, deepa vellai, Devinder Singh Dhadwal, devi s r, Dhananjai Mohan, dhananjay gutte, Dhanapal Dhandapani, Dhanesh Ayyappan, Dhaval Vargiya, Dheeraj Chavadi, dhirendra holikar, Dhruvam Desai, Dhruvaraj S, diksha satarkar, Dilan Mandanna, dilip kg, Dilip Polpakkara, Dinesh kumar Rajendran, Dinesh Pundir, dipak bowalkar, Dipu Karuthedathu, Divya Mudappa, Divyesh Ghervada, Diwakar Jha, Diwakar Tirmare, Dr 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Are you doing your best to match the target for January (at least 5 Asian Waterbird Census counts)? And a new set of yearlong challenges for 2016 has been announced!

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