February 2019 eBirders of the month


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February is a month of major birding activity, partly due to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in February 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 2,916 (2,378) Number of lists (all types): 47,800 (33,600) Number of observations: 6.94 lakh (6.04 lakh)

February challenge

The challenge for February was to upload at least 20 eligible lists during the GBBC, and a further 20 in the remaining days of the month (details at the link above). Of the 2,916 eBirders in this month, 80 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Abhin M
Sunil Abhirami C
Adhithyan NK
ADIL NAFAR
Afthab Faisal k
Aiswaryalakshmi A R
Ajay Gadikar
Amal U S
AM AMSA
Aneesh Sasidevan
Angeline Mano
Anish Aravind
Anup Prakash
Aravind AM
Aravind Amirtharaj
Arun B
Ashwin Viswanathan
Deepti Krishnan
Devika Ps
Dhruba Saikia
Dr. NISHAD PM
Dr.Sandip Modi
Elavarasan M
Gireesan TU
Gopi Sundar
GOVIND GIRIJA
Hareesha AS
hari kumar
Himavat Gouresh
Janardhan Uppada
Jayadev Menon
Jaydev Mandal
JOE M RAJA
krishnakumar K Iyer
Kshitija Gupta
Lakshmikant Neve
Lathika K K
MAXIM RODRIGUES K
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Mittal Gala
Mohammed Hirash
Mohanan Choron
Mukundan Kizhakkemadham
Narendran M.M
Niranjana C
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Pradeepa Sudhakar
Pravar Mourya
Premchand Reghuvaran
Pushpa Puliyeri
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Raju Kidoor
Ramakrishnan Kumaranallur
Ramesh Desai
Regin Ross
Renju TR
Revathy Reji
Sajeev Krishnan
sajitha siril
Sakthi Chinnakannu
Senan D’Souza
Sheena S
Sohail Madan
Sreehari K Mohan
Sreekumar E R
SRINILA MAHESH K T
Steffin Babu
Subhadra Devi
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SYAMILI MANOJ
Tamil Selvan A
vadivukkarasi A
VASEN SULI
Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vineith Malabaricus
Vinod Shankar
Vishnu Sreejith
Vivek Chandran
Vivek Puliyeri

Many congratulations to all of them!

All the names listed above were put into a pool and one was drawn from using a computer-generated random number. That name is

Sajitha Siril (see profile)

who receives a copy of The Thing With Feathers, by Noah Strycker, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for March (birding with others)? And there is a new set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Bluethroat by Sriram Reddy/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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