August 19, 2021

July 2021 eBirders of the Month

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Updated on 25  Aug 2021 to correct an error in analysis.

Before moving on to the results for the monthly challenges, here is a brief glimpse of birding in July by the numbers (with the previous month in brackets).

No. of birders: 2,321 (2,302)

Number of observations: 3.5 lakh (3.4 lakh)

Number of lists (all types):  19,339 (21,252)

Number of species: 844

July Challenge:

The challenge for July was to upload at least 31 lists; 7 of which to be from any kind of wetland and to be accompanied by sound recordings. This challenge was somewhat challenging and only a total of 13 birders met the target.

Congratulations to all these birders.

Ashok Agarwal, Anuj Saikia, Debashis Chowdhury, Deepak Gujar, Elavarasan M, Kalpana Jayaraman, Lakshmikant Neve, Ramesh Shenai, Shilpa Gadgil, Shyamkumar Puravankara, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Steffin Babu, Vidhya Swaminathan

The above list does not include group accounts and those with no identifiable names.

From these 13 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is Anuj Saikia who receives a copy of The Wonderful Mr. Willughby, by Tim Birkhead as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you birding towards the target for August (31 lists and 5 out of 31 to have at least one breeding code)? And of course, there are also the yearlong challenges for 2021!


Header Image: European Roller Coracias garrulus by Vivek Saggar/ Macaulay Library

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Debashis Chowdhury
Debashis Chowdhury
9 months ago

58 checklists in total and 15 lists from wetlands accompanied with sound recordings during the month of July 2021 and still not featuring in the list of those who met the target!! Curious to know the ground of disqualification.

Debashis Chowdhury
Debashis Chowdhury
9 months ago
Reply to  Mittal Gala

Yes, I did mention “Wetland” in the comment in respect of all such checklists.

Debashis Chowdhury
Debashis Chowdhury
8 months ago
Reply to  Mittal Gala

Yes, I find that ‘Hide my checklist comments’ box is selected. The box also mentions -“If this option is selected, your checklist comments will be hidden from the public on the eBird site. They remain visible to eBird staff, reviewers and those who download raw eBird data”. So I think the checklist comment is visible to the people entrusted with review works related to the monthly challenge as well.

Ashok Agarwal
Ashok Agarwal
9 months ago

Good EveningAll
In July Month Total 68 Lists were uploaded by me out of 68 – 11 Lists were from Wetlands with Audio Recordings but my name didn’t appeared in the Ebirder of July. Kindly See List Links for Ready Ref.
Thanks in Advance
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91104989 – 2 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91332159 – 3 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91332276 – 3 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91332362 – 3 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91685968 – 2 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92045850 – 1 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92046003 – 6 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92046107 – 2 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92044840 – 2 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92259997 – 8 Recordings
https://ebird.org/checklist/S92361478 – 7 Recordings
All Includes Wetland in Comment

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