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)
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):
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Many congratulations to all of them!
From these 38 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is
who receives a copy of How to be a (bad) birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.