July 2020 eBirders of the Month


ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300While fledglings and immature of many species are seen in July, there are still a few species that continue breeding. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of July 2020 (with the previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,745 (2,014)

Number of lists (all types): 16,892 (20,100)

Number of observations: 2.6 lakh (3.08 lakh)

July challenge

The challenge for July was to upload at least one checklist per day for every day of the month.  A total of 73 birders met the target. These are (excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name):

Abhirami  C, Ains Priestman, Ajay Agarwal, Ajay Sarvagnam, AM AMSA, Angeline Mano, Aniket Prakash, Ankit Rajotia , Ankur Shringi, Ashok Agarwal, Ashok Kolluru, Avishkar Munje, Ayush Rajotia, Bijoy Venugopal, Chandrika Khirani, Chinmay sawant, Chirag Munje, Claudia Pinheiro, Deepak Gujar, dhanapal kondasamy, Dhruba  Saikia, Dr. ADIL A, Elavarasan M, fermin jose, Francis D’Souza, Hakimuddin F Saify, Harish Dobhal, Jageshwer verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev  Menon, Jayashree Jayashree b k , KARTHIKEYAN R, Karunamoorthy S, Kavungal Ravi, Lakshmikant Neve, Loukika Neve, Madhu Gupta, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Manju Sinha, Manjula Desai, MAYANK NAMDEO, Mehala Kumar, MetalClicks Ajay Ashok, Moovendan Ramalingam, Nitin Marathe, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prabhudatta Bal, Pratyusha  Bal, Radhika Ananthakrishnan, Rahul  Singh, Rahul Iyer, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Rama  Narayanan, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Regin Ross, Rishikesh  Lande, Sajeev Krishnan, Sakthi Chinnakannu, sameer mhetras, Samim Akhter, Sandhya Lenka, Sarabjeet Kaur, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Shilpa Gadgil, shyamkumar puravankara, Sreehari K Mohan, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, tanuja dasharath haunsbhavi, VASEN  SULI, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vikas D Prasad

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 73 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Sameer Mhetras (eBird profile)

who receives a copy of The Curious Bird Lover’s Handbook , by Niall Edworthy, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you birding towards the target for August (at least 30 lists and 10 out of 30 should include at least 1 media)? And of course, there are also the yearlong challenges for 2020!

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Banner image: Bluethroat by Savithri Singh/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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