The first monthly challenge of 2016 was inspired by the Asian Waterbird Census, which takes place every January. The challenge was to conduct AWC counts from at least 5 wetlands during January and submit these counts through the new AWC-eBird data upload scheme (details of this scheme are here).
Here is a break-up of eBirding in India in January (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 998 (750)
Number of lists (all types): 9,962 (6,700)
Number of lists (eligible only): 8,383 (5,500)
Number of observations: 2.2 lakh (1.4 lakh)
In total, so far about 120 AWC counts have come in through the eBird route, and more are coming in. If you haven’t yet uploaded your counts to eBird and then submitted the link(s) through the google form, there is still time to do so for your counts to contribute to the AWC. However, for the eBirding challenge for January, we are going ahead with our usual deadline of the 5th of the month. To find out who met the challenge, we took the eBird lists that were submitted on the AWC google form, looked up whether they had been ‘shared’ and with whom, and then totalled up how many locations had been covered by each person.
Of the 998 eBirders in January, 14 met or exceeded the target of five AWC counts. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Ganeshwar S V
Many congratulations to all of them!
One of these 14 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is
who receives a special International Wetlands Census t-shirt commemorating this, the 50th year of the IWC.
Here is the full list of all 998 eBirders from January 2016:
Aaditya S Kumar, Aaqid Mukhdoomi, Aasheesh Pittie, Abdul Raheem Munderi, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sable, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Abhijit Paranjape, Abhik Das, Abhilash .P, Abhinand C, Abhirami C, Abhishek Bhargava, Abhishek Gulshan, abhishek ravindra, Abinayah RM, Abinaya Krishnamoorthy, Able Lawrence, Abu Clicks, Adarsh Raju, Adesh Shivkar, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Aravind, Afshan Husain, Aidan Fonseca, Aishwarya D, Ajay Gadikar, AJAY RAJAN, Ajinkya Supekar, Ajish Kumar PM, ajith aniyan, Ajmal Ahammed, Akash Gulalia, akash krishna, AKHIL R NADH, Akila A, akila osai, akjayan ak, AKSHAY MUDGAL, Akshay Surendra, Al Ameen Ameen, Albert relton, Albin Jacob, Albin Jose, Alkesh Thakare, AM AMSA, Aman m, Amar Narayan , Ameet Zaveri, Amit Ghosh, Amit Gupta, Amit Kher, Amlan Mitra, Amol Lopes, amol mande, Amrit Menon, amruta vasudeon, Amudha Hariharan, Anagha Bagade, Ananda Banerjee, ANAND PALANI, Anand Sundaram, André Weiss Pryde, Andrew Preston, Aneesh Sasidevan, Anil Mahajan, anil subramaniam, Anirban Pal, Anisha Rajan, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anjali J, anjana hari, Ankit Shukla, Ankit Vikrant, Anoop CR, Anoop King, anshuman sarkar, Anubhab Hota, Anuja Mital, Anuj Gandhe, anuj raina, Anuj Saikia, Anup Prakash, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Chhajlani, Anurag Vishwakarma, Anvith KS, Aparajita Datta, Aparna K, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, aravinda hr, Aravind AM, Aravindh Soundararajan, Aravind Ram, Arijit Mondal, Arjun CP, Arjun Dev , Arjun Kannan, Arjun R, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arpan Ghosh, Arulmozhi Senthil, Arumugam Mohankumar , Aruna Ramachandran, Arun Bhaskaran, Arun Kumar Mathivaanan, arun lal, ARUNSANKAR N, Arun Varghese, Arvind Adhi, arvind karthik, Arvind Telkar, Arya Vinod, Asha Bapuji, Ashish Bhatt, Ashish Jha, Ashish Kothari, Ashok Maharaj, Ashritha Anoop, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin HP, Ashwini Nakil, Ashwin kadiyala, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, ATANU MODAK, Athira K Nair, Atindra Katti, Atul jain, Augustin Joseph, Avijan Saha, Avik Kumar Saha, AVINASH BHAGAT, Avinash Londhe, Avinash S Abujihalli, Avi Sabavala, Avishkar Munje, Ayan Khanra, Baalpandi Birder, Babu santhanakrishnan, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, BAHAR BAVISKAR, Balaji P B, balasubramanian iyer, Balwant Negi, Barbara Coll, Baseer Baniya, Bela Arora, Bhakti Salgaonkar, Bhalachandra Shirolkar, Bhalchandra Pujari, Bharathidasan Subbiah, Bhavani Ramamohan , Bhavya Iyer, Bhoopathy. 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