Birding activity in India usually drops from February (with the GBBC) to March, and this year was no different. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in March 2019 (with previous month in brackets):
Number of birders: 2,227 (2,916)
Number of lists (all types): 24,000 (47,800)
Number of observations: 4.33 lakh (6.94 lakh)
The challenge for March was to upload at least 30 eligible lists with at least five of these shared among three or more birders (details at the link above). Of the 2,227 eBirders in this month, 70 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):
Sreehari K Mohan
ullas u r
Vinod Ooralath Sivaji
Many congratulations to all of them!
All the names listed above were put into a pool and one was drawn from using a computer-generated random number. That name is
Pushpa Puliyeri (see profile)
who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead, as a small gift in appreciation.