Before moving on to the results for the monthly challenges, here is a brief glimpse of birding in June by the numbers (with the previous month in brackets).
No. of birders: 2,302 (2,340)
Number of observations: 3.4 lakh (3.5 lakh)
Number of lists (all types): 21,252 (23,494)
Number of species: 825
The challenge for June was to upload at least 30 lists from the same single location. A total of 89 birders excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name, met the target.
Abhijeet Avate, Ains Priestman, Ajay Sarvagnam, Angeline Mano, Anjali Krishna, Anu Anto, Anuj Saikia, ANURANJAN DHURWEY, Aravind AM, Ashok Agarwal, Ashok Kolluru, Ashwini L S, Avaneesh Rasal, Cheran Jagadeesan, Chithrathara M, Claudia Pinheiro, Cripseena Sebastian, Debashis Chowdhury, Deepak Gujar, Deepti Krishnan, Dipendra SHARMA, Dr. ADIL A, Elavarasan M, Gaja mohanraj, Ganapathy Sivapiragasam, Hakimuddin F Saify, Harish Dobhal, Harshith JV, Isha Lande, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Jigyas Boruah, kalpana jayaraman, Karma Sonam, lakshmi bharadwaj, Lakshmikant Neve, Madhu Gupta, Manju Sinha, MAYANK NAMDEO, Megha Maria La, Mohan Moolepetlu, Mohit Sahu, Naman Doshi, niranjan s kumar, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Paul Antony B, Praveen Bennur, Prem swaroop Kolluru, Premchand Reghuvaran, Rahul Pereira, Raj Guhan, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Regin Ross, RENJITH R V, Renju TR, Revathi CM, Rishikesh Lande, Sajeev Krishnan, Sakthi Chinnakannu, Sandeep kumar reddy Gangasani, Sanjana Krishnan, Sarabjeet Kaur, Sharad Apte, Shashikiran Ganesh, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Shilpa Gadgil, shino jacob koottanad, shyamkumar puravankara, Siddharth Biniwale , sonam angmo, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Sridevi P, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, Subramania Siva, Surendhar Boobalan, Sushant Pawar, Syed Mustahsen, Tarachand Bairwa, Urjit Singh, VASEN SULI, VASI , Venkatesh S, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vigneshwaran B, Vijaya Lakshmi, Yogeswarie Sreedharan
From these 89 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is Claudia Pinheiro who receives a copy of Corvus: a Life with Birds, by Esther Woolfson as a small gift in appreciation.
Are you birding towards the target for July (31 lists and seven out of 31 should be from any kind of wetland along with sound recordings of any bird species)? And of course, there are also the yearlong challenges for 2021!
Header Image: Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus by Krishnan Sivasubramaniam/ Macaulay Library