January 2019 eBirders of the month 6


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A new year and lots of new birding! Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in January 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 2,378 (2,002)
Number of lists (all types): 33,600 (20,500)
Number of observations: 6.04 lakh (4.07 lakh)

January challenge

The challenge for January was to survey at least 3 different wetlands and submit the list IDs at the AWC google form (details at the link above). Of the 2,378 eBirders in this month, 41 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Ameet Mandavia
Angeline Mano
Ankit Badesha
Anup Prakash
Aravind AM
Aravind Amirtharaj
Arun B
Ashwin Viswanathan
Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan
Balaji P B
Bhanu Sridharan
Chirag Munje
Chirag Solanki
Dayani Chakravarthy
dhanapal kondasamy
Dhaval Vargiya
Dhruba Saikia
Divya Subramani
Ganeshwar SV
Hari Harish
Jageshwer verma
Jayadev Menon
Karan Matalia
Korada Rajashekaraiah Niranjan Murthy
Krishna Murthy
krunal trivedi
Lakshmikant Neve
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
Mike Prince
Murali DC
Prakash G
Ravi naidu
sahithya selvaraj
Santhosh Kshathriya
Selvaraj Rangasamy
SHESHGIRI BAGDE
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vijaya Lakshmi
Yogeswarie Sreedharan

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

Vidhya Swaminathan (see profile)

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 February (birding during and outside the GBBC)? And there is a new set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Small Pratincole by Vyom Vyas/Macaulay Library from this checklist.


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6 thoughts on “January 2019 eBirders of the month

  • Janardhan uppada

    Me had done Birding and had submitted the list accordingly, but not in the list. Maybe those water bodies/ wetlands are not recognised/official .as per ebird.

    • Bird Count India Post author

      Sir, we have not compared against any official list. After birding and uploading the eBird list were you then able to fill out the AWC-India google form, as mentioned in the January challenge announcement? As specified there, we have taken those eBird lists/counts that were entered into the AWC-India google form.

  • Dr O.K. Remadevi

    Great efforts of e birders. Birds are documented from different areas. Is there any effort to study from the same area in relation to months/ seasons and years to see whether the climatic changes affect the distribution and density?