July 2019 eBirders of the month


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July brings rain to most parts of India. This year, the rains have been particularly severe, with floods in several places. No wonder birding is at a bit of a lull this month. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in July 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,320 (1,430)
Number of lists (all types): 11,600 (11,400)
Number of observations: 1.69 lakh (1.90 lakh)

July challenge

The challenge for July was to upload at least 10 complete lists that are shared among three or more people (details at the link above). Of the 1,320 eBirders in this month, 38 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Anandaraj J
Anbazhagan DV
Aravind AM
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Ashwin Viswanathan
Chandrasekaran Venkatraman
Chitra Shanker
Civin Solomon
Deepti Krishnan
Dhruba Saikia
GOVIND GIRIJA
Harikrishnan S
Jeffin John
Karthik Thrikkadeeri
Kishore Raj D
Lakshmikant Neve
Libin Abraham
Loukika Neve
Manorama B

Mittal Gala
namassivayan lakshmanan
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Prabhudatta Bal
Pratyusha Bal
Praveen Velayudhan
Sahana M
Sajeev Krishnan
Sandhya Lenka
Sanjana Krishnan
Selvaganesh K
SIBU NOSTALGIA
Subhadra Devi
Suhel Quader
Sujith S
Venugopalan R
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vignesh .B.Sivan
Vivek Sudhakaran

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 38 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Dhruba Saikia (see profile and interview)

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 August (20 eligible lists, including from new spots)? And there is also the set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Red Avadavat (cropped and flipped) by Karmannye Chaudhary/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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