January 23, 2021

December 2020 eBirders of the Month

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300Before moving on to the results for the monthly challenges, here is a brief glimpse of birding in December by-the-numbers (with the previous month in brackets)

Number of birders: 2598 (2926)

Number of observations: 5.3 lakh (5.4 lakh)

Number of lists (all types): 25188 (26402)

Number of species: 999

December Challenge:

The challenge for December was to upload at least 1 list every weekday (Mon to Fri) and at least 3 lists in total every weekend (Sat and Sun).

A total of 36 birders met the target. (These are excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name):

Ajay Agarwal, Ajay Sarvagnam, Ananyaa Dobhal, Ashok Agarwal, Claudia Pinheiro, Deepak Gujar, Dhruba Saikia, Dr. ADIL A, Hakimuddin F Saify, Harish Dobhal, Hemraj Patil, Jageshwer Verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, JOSEPH MELKIS RAJA, Kalpana Jayaraman, Lakshmikant Neve, Mangala Hegde, Manju Sinha, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Shenai, Renju TR, Rishikesh Lande, Sajeev Krishnan, Sakthi Chinnakannu, Sarabjeet Kaur, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Shilpa Gadgil, Shyamkumar Puravankara, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Subhadra Devi, Steffin Babu, Sushant Pawar, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vikas D Prasad

We found out that a few names were missing in the previous results and have updated them now. Apologies for this and congratulations again!

From these 36 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is Jayadev Menon 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 January that involves contributing towards the Asian Waterbird Census—to upload eligible checklists of a minimum of 15 minutes from at least 2 different wetlands?

Also, see here for the fresh set of yearlong challenges for 2021!

Header Image: Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus © Manish Panchal/ Macaulay Library

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