After February (which contains the GBBC), generally see a bit of a drop in birding activity, but those who do go out birding in March are usually not disappointed! Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of March 2018 (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 1,611 (2,273)
Number of lists (all types): 20,600 (31,400)
Number of observations: 3.5 lakh (5.1 lakh)
The challenge in March was to upload at least 30 complete, effort-based lists of 15 min or longer; and to have, among them, at least three lists that are shared among 3 or more birders (details at the link above). Of the 1,611 eBirders in this month, 55 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):
|Abhin M Sunil
Dr. NISHAD PM
JOE M RAJA
krishnakumar K Iyer
Manjeet Kaur Bal
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
sreekumar k govindankutty
Many congratulations to all of them!
One name out of the above was selected using a computer-generated random number. The name is
who receives a copy of How To Be A (Bad) Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.