Birding is (almost?) at its peak in January. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Jan 2018 (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 1,476 (1,792)
Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (25,500)
Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (4.59 lakh)
The challenge for January was to upload Asian Waterbird Counts from at least three wetlands and submit the eBird list IDs (plus additional information on the AWC google form (see the link above for details). Of the 1,792 eBirders in this month, 30 met or exceeded this target! They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Kishore Kumaran S
Manjeet Kaur Bal
Many congratulations to all of them!
One name from these 30 was selected using a computer-generated random number. That name is
who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What It’s Like to be a Bird, by Tim Birkhead as a small gift in appreciation.