Breeding of many species continues in July, and we should also see a number of fledgelings and birds in immature plumage in the breaks between the rain. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of July 2018 (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 920 (995)
Number of lists (all types): 7,600 (8,500)
Number of observations: 1.26 lakh (1.47 lakh)
The challenge for July was to upload at least 31 eligible checklists, with at least 15 lists in each half of the month (details at the link above). Of the 920 eBirders in this month, 41 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):
Vinay K L
Many congratulations to all of them!
From the names above, one was chosen using a computer-generated random number. That person is
Vinay K L (see profile)
who receives a copy of Bird Sense, by Tim Birkhead as a small gift in appreciation.