July is a bit cooler than before in most parts of the country, and the first winter migrants also start trickling in. Perhaps that’s why July tends to have a little more birding action than June? Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in July 2017 (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 925 (870)
Number of lists (all types): 11,000 (7,200)
Number of observations: 1.57 lakh (1.27 lakh)
The challenge for July was to contribute at least 31 eligible birdlists through the month (see the link above for details). Of the 925 eBirders in July, 55 met or exceeded this target. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Ashok Raj V M
Dr George P J
Maxim Rodrigues K
Prashantha Krishna M C
Sajith K M
Sandeep Krishna Das
S Prasanth Narayanan
Many congratulations to all of them!
One of these 55 birders was selected, using a computer-generated random number. That person is
who receives a copy of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.
The gap-filling challenge for July was to upload a minimum of four eligible checklists from any one or more of the 382 Districts that were represented by less than 30 minutes of eBirding in all previous Julys. A total of 163 complete birdlists of 15 min or longer were uploaded from 46 of the 382 target Districts, by 55 birders. Of these, 11 birders met the target for the gap-filling challenge, and these are listed below, together with names of the districts they uploaded 4 or more lists from):
Denzil Britto (RJ-Jodhpur)
Dharmendra Pare (MP-East Nimar)
Elavarasan M (TN-Cuddalore)
Jugal Patel (GJ-Bharuch)
Kalyan Ramakrishna Chowdary Vundavalli (OR-Rayagada)
Krishna Anujan (AN-North and Middle Andaman)
Malyasri Bhattacharya (AR-Tawang)
Sasidharan Manekkara (PY-Mahe)
Shakti Vel (AN-North and Middle Andaman)
Shrutidev Mishra (CT-Bilaspur)
Swetashree Purohit (OR-Koraput)
Many thanks to all of them for helping fill eBird gaps in India!
One person from these 11 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift. That person is
who receives a copy of A Bird’s Egg: the Most Perfect Thing, by Tim Birkhead.
Here is the full list of all 925 eBirders from India in July 2017:
Aadrit Joseph, Aaron Sequeira , abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Rasal, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith AV, Abhijith surendran, Abhilash K, Abhinand C, Abhirami C, Abhiram Sankar, Abhishek ., Abhishek Ghoshal, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Able Lawrence, Abraham Jeyakumar, Adhithyan NK, ADIL NAFAR , Adithya Bhat, Aditya Banerjee, Aditya Nayak, Adnan Raja, AFREED MUHAMMED N V, Afshan Husain, Aisha Sultana, Ajay B, Ajay Gadikar, Ajay Kumar, AJAY SHARMA, Ajinkya Supekar, Ajish George, ajith odungadu, Ajit Hota, AJU RAJU, Akhilesh Magal, akhil suresh, Akshaj Sharma, Akshay kumar, Akshay Rao, Akshay Surendra, Albin Jacob, Amal G Nath, AMALKRISHNAN.S AND AKASHKRISHNAN.S, AM AMSA, Amarendra Konda, Amar Mulwani, Ameet Mandavia, Ameya Deshpande, Amit C Javgal, Amit kaushik, Amit Sharma, Amol Bapat, Amol Marathe, Amrit Krishna, Anand Krishnan, Anand Pendharkar, Anand Vachhani, anantharaj kalaiselvan, Ananthu Vijayakrishnan, anant pande, Andaman Avians Club, Ander Buckley, Aneesh Sasidevan, aniket paluskar, Anil Bhatta, Anil Goyal, Anil Mahajan, Anil Menon, Anindya Naskar, Anirudh Kamakeri, Anish Aravind, Anisha Velayudhan.K, Anjaly sekharan, Anjitha R, Ankit Badesha, Ankit Rajotia , Ankit Sinha, Ankul Shetty, Ankur Goel, Ankur Jahagirdar, Ankur Shekdar, Anoop CR, Anuja Sukumaran, Anu john, Anup Chavda, Anurag Chandak, Anya Auerbach, Aparajita Datta, Aparna K, Appavu Pavendhan, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aravindh Soundararajan, Archana k mohan, Archit Hardikar, Arjun Vinayan, Arka Karmakar , Arka Sarkar, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Aromal Vaikom, Arpit Deomurari, Arshia Singh, Arul Paradise, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, aruna devi, Arun B, Arun Chungappally , Arundev G, Arun kumar, Arun Kumar, arun lal, Arun Prabhu, Arun Singh, Arun Varghese, ARVIND k, Arvind Yadav, Arya Vinod, Asha Ashu, ASHA SOHIL, Ashik Musicroom, Ashish Babre, Ashish Chaudhari, Ashish Gajjar, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashis Shit, Ashok Bhatt, ashok raj v m, Ashritha Anoop, Ashwin Bhat, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Surendran, Ashwin Viswanathan, Atanu Modak, Atish Banerjee, Avinash K Mon, Avinash Sharma, Avishkar Munje, Ayush Rajotia, Babasaheb Jawale, Balaji Bharadwaj, Balaji P B, Bala Murugan, BALA R, Balasubramanian Sreenivasan, Balwant Negi, Baskaran Na, Beaulah Beatrice, Bhalchandra Pujari, Bhanumathi R, Bhanu Prakash Ravillu, Bhanu Sridharan, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhuvana Praveena, Biang Syiem, Bikaner Birds, Bimal Modi, Bimalnath Punnassery, Bindu K, BINU CHULLAKATTIL, BirdAtlas Kottayam, Bird Atlas Palakkad (Group Account), Bird Snappers, Biswanath Mondal, Brihadeesh Santharam, BS Lakra, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Charuhas Dali, Charutha K, Cheran J, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chetna Sharma, Chinmay Patwardhan, CHINMOY BANERJEE, CHINNANOOR School Students, Chirag Munje, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Cinchona Govt High School(Group account), Clince P Jose, CNS Nature, Cochin Natural History Society, Cuckoo Sebastian, Darshan Mujumdar, David Phinehas, David Raju, Debayan Gayen, Deepa Chandran, Deepa Mohan, Deepika Karanth, Deepti Krishnan, Denzil Britto, Deval Kadam, Devi Ambika.S, Dharmendra Pare, Dhruba Saikia, Dhyey Shah, Dileep Vangasseri , DILIPDEVARAJAN N, Dilip K G, Dinesh kumar, Dinesh Pundir, Dipu Karuthedathu, Dirty Bird, Divin Murukesh, Divya Mudappa, Divyesh Ghervada, DIWAKAR N R, DOLI BORAH, Douglas Ball, Dr George P J, Dr. Hari Bharathan, Dr. Jayant Wadatkar, Dr Jishnu R, Dr. Jitu Solanki, Dr.Krishna kumar. 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