Last Birder Standing 192


Inspired by the global eBird 2017 checklist-a-day challenge, we thought it would be fun to run a small, informal and purely friendly Last Birder Standing contest. Very simply, starting 1 Jan 2017, create at least one ‘complete’ birdlist every day, for as many days as you can manage. More details below.

  • The challenge: look for birds every day, from 1 Jan 2017. Do this for an unbroken stretch of as many days as you can.
  • Following eBird’s checklist-a-day challenge, we’ll set a minimum duration of 3 min for each list. (Why set such a low minimum duration? First, to lower the barrier for participation and ensure that as many people as possible and have as long an unbroken run as possible. Second, short lists are also useful from the data point of view!)
  • Upload your birdlists to eBird. (An easy way for you to keep track of your birding.)
  • The immediate target is to have at least one birdlist for all 365 days of 2017. But we’ll continue the contest unto 2018 and longer (if needed) until only one birder remains standing (ie, has maintained an unbroken daily run of birding).
  • We suspect that despite our best intentions, the main reason to skip a day’s birding (the minimum is only 3 min after all!) will be because we forgot. So the Last Birder Standing will likely be the person who has an effective reminder system — perhaps an daily alarm on your phone, or an automated daily email, or (perhaps most effective) a note written on your mirror!
  • To make it more fun, we ask that you register your name for this contest by dropping a line in the comments section below. Please note that it may take a little while for your comment to be approved and thus show up on the page. Take the daily birding pledge today!

Who has taken the daily birding pledge?

We have created a Facebook group for general encouragement and discussion about Last Birder Standing. If you name is listed below and you aren’t yet part of the group, please drop us a line. We realize that not everyone is on Facebook, and our apologies to those below who aren’t, but this was simply the most convenient platform we could think of..

  1. Abhiram Sankar
  2. Abhishek Gulshan
  3. Abhishek Jamalabad
  4. Abhishek Ravindra
  5. Able Lawrence
  6. Aisha Sultana
  7. Ajay Gadikar
  8. Akshay Surendra
  9. AM Aravind
  10. Andrew J. Johnson
  11. Anish Acharya
  12. Anish Aravind
  13. Anuja Mital
  14. Anup Prakash
  15. Aparajita Datta
  16. Aravind Amirtharaj
  17. Arun B
  18. Ashish Chavda
  19. Ashritha Anoop
  20. Ashwin S
  21. Ashwin Viswanathan
  22. Avinash Sharma
  23. Balwant Negi
  24. Bela Arora
  25. Bhakti Salgaonkar
  26. Bhanu Sridharan
  27. Bharati Chaturvedi
  28. Biang Syiem
  29. Biswajit Chakdar
  30. Brodie Talbott
  31. C Sreekumar
  32. Chetan Sharma
  33. Chirag Munje
  34. Chitra Patel
  35. Dayani C.
  36. Deepthi C
  37. Dharmaraj Patil
  38. Dhaval Vargiya
  39. Elavarasan M
  40. Ezra Rynjah
  41. Ganesh Shama
  42. Ganeshwar S V
  43. Garima Bhatia
  44. Gauri A. Achari
  45. Gnaneswar
  46. Govind Girija
  47. Hakimuddin F Saify
  48. Harshavardhan jamakhandi
  49. Harshjeet Singh Bal
  50. Hemanth Byatroy
  51. Indira S
  52. Jagadeesan Krishnan
  53. Jai Govind
  54. Jaichand Johnson
  55. Javed Ahmed
  56. Jaya Rakesh
  57. Jayu Munje
  58. Jessica Luis
  59. Joy
  60. Kadambari Devarajan
  61. Kalidass Shanmugam
  62. Kalyan Varma
  63. Kedar Champhekar
  64. Ketaki Karandikar
  65. Kiran Bagade
  66. Komal Agrawal
  67. Krishna Moorthy
  68. Krishna Murthy
  69. Kulbhushansingh
  70. Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
  71. Lakshminarasimha R
  72. Laura Mahrt
  73. M Divin Murukesh
  74. Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  75. Malyasri Bhattacharya
  76. Mamta Parmar
  77. Manan Singh Mahadev
  78. Mandar Bhagat
  79. Marvelyn Dias
  80. Mittal Gala
  81. Mohandas Giriyappa
  82. Monica Kaushik
  83. Mridul Anand
  84. Mrinmayee Thakur
  85. Murugesh Natesan
  86. Namassivayan Lakshmanan
  87. Neeraj Amarnani
  88. Niranjan A
  89. Omkar Dharwadkar
  90. P Jeganathan
  91. Panchami Manoo Ukil
  92. Pankaj Gupta
  93. Parvaiz Shagoo
  94. Pawan Dhall
  95. Pooja Pawar
  96. Pooja Pillai
  97. Pradeep
  98. Prasad Nataraj
  99. Prashant Kumar
  100. Prashant Mahajan
  101. Prashanth NS
  102. Praveen J
  103. Prithiviraj S
  104. Priya Tamma
  105. Pronoy Baidya
  106. Raja Bandi
  107. Rajashree Khalap
  108. Rajiv D’Silva
  109. Rajneesh
  110. Raman Kumar
  111. Ranjini Murali
  112. Ramit Singal
  113. Rohan Chakravarty
  114. Rohit Chakravarty
  115. Rohit Naniwadekar
  116. Rohit Pansare
  117. Ronit Dutta
  118. Rudraksha Chodankar
  119. S. Anand
  120. Saba Sharma
  121. Sahana M
  122. Sangita S. Mani
  123. Sarbjit Singh
  124. Selvaganesh K
  125. Shailee Shah
  126. Sherjin Joel
  127. Shraddha
  128. Shreya Dasgupta
  129. Shiwalee Samant
  130. Sneha Dharwadkar
  131. Sneha Gupta
  132. Somraj Gupta
  133. Subha Choudary
  134. Suhel Quader
  135. Sujata Phadke
  136. Sumit Bhale
  137. Suguna R.
  138. Surendhar Boobalan
  139. Sushil Khekare
  140. Sutirtha Lahiri
  141. Swati Sidhu
  142. Swetashree Purohit
  143. T R Shankar Raman
  144. Tshering Tobgay
  145. Vaidehi Gunjal
  146. Varun Kher
  147. Vena Kapoor
  148. Vidhya Sundar
  149. Vijayalakshmi
  150. Vikas
  151. Vikrant Choursiya
  152. Vinay Bharadwaj
  153. Vinay Mishra
  154. Vinay Nadig
  155. Vinod
  156. Vrinda Lath
  157. Wes Rajaleelan
  158. Yogesh Parashar

Postscript

By coincidence, an article has just been published (31 Dec) on the American Birding Association blog, by Ted Floyd, who has completed 10 full years of daily birding!

I suspect my daily bird logging, more than anything else, kept me going. It kept me focused; it kept me disciplined; it prevented me from getting distracted. Anyhow, I was hooked. There was to be no turning back. In the decades ahead, I would keep on birding, keep on learning about bird biology and identification.


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