June 2017 eBirders of the Month


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With the monsoon bringing a welcome break from the summer heat in some parts of the country, June is a good time to be out and about — for example looking for breeding birds. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in June 2017 (with previous month in brackets).

Number of birders: 870 (995)
Number of lists (all types): 7,200 (9,300)
Number of observations: 1.27 lakh (1.69 lakh)

June challenge

The challenge for June was to contribute at least 30 lists through the month, 3 lists of which must contain a brood parasitic cuckoo (see the link above for details). Of the 870 eBirders in May, 34 met or exceeded this target. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):

Aisha Sultana
Ajay Gadikar
Aravind Amirtharaj
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Arun Varghese
Ayush Rajotia
Chirag Munje
Elavarasan M
Ganeshwar SV
Gokul Vadivel
Govind Girija
Gowthama Poludasu
Jayadev Menon
Jaydev Mandal
Kadambari Devarajan
Karthick VS
Lakshmikant Neve
Manju Sinha
Mittal Gala
Murugesh Natesan
Namassivayan Lakshmanan
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Pankaj Gupta
Rajesh Prasad
Sandhya Lenka
Selvaganesh K
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
Steffin Babu
Subramania Siva
Taukeer Alam Lodha
Thanigai Velu
Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vinod Shankar

Many congratulations to all of them!

One of these 34 birders was selected, using a computer-generated random number. That person is

Karthick VS

who receives a copy of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.

Gap-filling challenge

The gap-filling challenge for June was to upload a minimum of four eligible checklists from any one or more of the 353 Districts that were represented by less than 30 minutes of eBirding in all previous Junes. A total of 248 complete birdlists of 15 min or longer were uploaded from 61 of the 353 target Districts, by 76 birders. Of these, 14 birders met the target for the gap-filling challenge, and these are listed below, together with names of the districts they uploaded 4 or more lists from):

Able Lawrence (UP-Rae Bareli)
Aisha Sultana (UP-Varanasi)
Elavarasan M (TN-Ariyalur)
Gourav Kumar Mishra (OR-Sambalpur)
Jaya Rakesh Kannan (MP-Panna)
Jaydev Mandal (AS-Chirang)
Jaydev Mandal (AS-Nagaon)
Karthick VS (OR-Kendujhar)
Manan Singh Mahadev (UP-Rae Bareli)
Milan Sojitra (OR-Sambalpur)
Nelson George (UP-Rae Bareli)
Santosh Kumar Thakur (HP-Una)
Saraju Dash (OR-Rayagada)
Somoyita Sur (AS-Nagaon)
Sreekumar Chirukandoth (RJ-Jaipur)

Many thanks to all of them for helping fill eBird gaps in India!

One person from these 14 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift. That person is

Able Lawrence

who receives a copy of A Bird’s Egg: the Most Perfect Thing, by Tim Birkhead.

Plum-headed Parakeet, by Able Lawrence/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab. From this checklist.

Here is the full list of all 870 eBirders from India in June 2017:

Aadrit Joseph, Aashish Aryan, abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Rasal, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhilash K, Abhimanyu Lele, Abhinav Chaudhary, Abhiram Sankar, Abhirup Khara, Abhishek ., Abhishek Ghoshal, abhishek gopal, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek S Padmanabhan, Able Lawrence, Achyutha Bhat, Adarsh V, Adhithyan NK, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Banerjee, Aditya Kulkarni, Adnan Raja, Afaq Majid, Afshan Husain, Aisha Sultana, Ajay B, Ajay Gadikar, Ajay Kumar, AJAY SHARMA, Ajaz Ansari, Ajinkya Supekar, AKHILA P, Akhilesh Magal, Akhilesh Nair, Akshara Gnanaskandan, Akshay Rao, Akshay Shinde, Akshay Surendra, Albin Jacob, Amal G Nath, AM AMSA, Amarendra Konda, Amar Mulwani, Ameet Mandavia, Ameya Deshpande, Amey Joshi, Amey Ketkar, Amit Brahmbhatt, Amit C Javgal, Amit kaushik, Amol Lopes, Amrit Krishna, ANAND Osuri, Anand Pendharkar, Anand Vachhani, anant pande, Anant Raina, Ander Buckley, Aneel Bisht, Aneesh Sasidevan, Aniketa Kabir, aniket paluskar, Anil Goyal, Anil Mahajan, Anil Menon, Anil tripathi, Anirudh Kamakeri, anisha jayadevan, Anish Aravind, Anisha Velayudhan.K, Anish Mondal, Anjan Roy, Anju G L, ankit joshi, Ankit Rajotia , Ankit Vikrant, Ankul Shetty, Ankur Shekdar, Ann Monk, Anoop CR, anshuman sarkar, Anu john, Anunita Kp, Anupam Singh, Anup Chavda, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Vishwakarma, Anuranjan Roy, Aparajita Datta, Aparna K, aparna s, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aravindh Soundararajan, Archana k mohan, Archit Hardikar, Arindam Pal Choudhury, Arjun CP, Arka Karmakar , Arnab Chattopadhyay, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arpit Deomurari, Arpitha Jayanth, Arul Paradise, Arulvelan Thillainayagam, Arun B, Arun Chungappally , Arun Kumar, Arun Prabhu, Arun Singh, Arun Varghese, Arun Venkataramanan, arushi bansal, Asad Kidwai, Asha Ashu, ASHA SOHIL, Ashish Babre, Ashish Gajjar, Ashish Gupta, Ashish Jha, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashlin Hezakiel, Ashni Dhawale, ashok raj v m, Ashu Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Bhat, Ashwini V M, Ashwin Viswanathan, Aswin Sukumaran Nair, Atanu Modak, Athira K Nair, ATHUL E S, Atish Banerjee, Augustin Joseph, Avinash Sharma, Avishkar Munje, Ayush Rajotia, Balaji Bharadwaj, Balasubramanian Sreenivasan, Balbir Arora, baljit singh, Balwant Negi, Bhaarat Vyas, Bhanu Sridharan, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhaskar Sati, Bhavani Ramamohan , Bibidishananda basu, Bimal Modi, Bimalnath Punnassery, Binduja Mohan, Bird Snappers, Biswanath Mondal, Brihadeesh Santharam, BS Lakra, caprisha vijay, caringnature preservemotherearth, Catherene Christian, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Chandrasekaran Venkatraman, Chayant Gonsalves, Cheran J, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chetna Sharma, CHINMOY BANERJEE, Chinnamuthu C, Chirag Munje, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Cinchona Govt High School(Group account), CNS Nature, David Phinehas, David Raju, Dayani Chakravarthy, Debayan Gayen, Deenamol Joy, Deepa Chandran, Deepak Dhakad , Deepak Parab, Deepa Mohan, Deepa Rane, Deepika Karanth, Denzil Britto, Deval Kadam, Devika Ps, Dev Vasudevan, Dhananjai Mohan, Dharmaraj Patil, Dharmendra Pare, Dhaval Vargiya, Dhiraj Nikhurpa, dhiren malani, Dhyey Shah, DIGANTA SOVAN CHAND , Dilip K G, dinesh digal, Dinesh Pundir, Dirty Bird, Divin Murukesh, Divya Mudappa, DIVYA SINGHAL, Divyesh Ghervada, DOLI BORAH, Douglas Ball, Dr George P J, Dr. Jayant Wadatkar, Dr Jishnu R, Dr.Krishna kumar. 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Are you doing your best to match the target for July (31 lists through the month)? And do keep an eye on the yearlong challenges for 2017!

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