March 2019 eBirders of the month


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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)

March challenge

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):

Abdul Rehim
Abhijith surendran
ADIL NAFAR
AFREED MUHAMMED N V
Alagananda CR
Ananthu Vijayakrishnan
Anish Aravind
Ankit Vikrant
Aravind AM
Aravind Amirtharaj
Arjun T S
Arshad Kooriyadan
Arun B
ashok raj v m
Devika Ps
Divin Venu
Dr George P J
Elcira Villarreal
Gireesan TU
GIRISHKUMAR K
GOVIND GIRIJA
HARI MAVELIKARA
Jaichand Johnson
Jeanette Frazier
Jishnu Narayanan
KARTHIKEYAN R
krishnakumar K Iyer
Lakshmikant Neve
Lathika K K
Marta Curti
Mohammed Rinaz.m
Najeeb K
Nehal Gurung
Nesrudheen PP
Nitu S

Nosherwan Sethna
Omkar Dharwadkar
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Pravar Mourya
Premchand Reghuvaran
PRIYA AV
Pushpa Puliyeri
Rahul Nair
Rajesh Panwar
Rajneesh Suvarna
Ramesh Desai
Ratheesh Nest
Renju TR
Sahana M
Santosh Bs
Selvaganesh K
Shahina Nowshad
Shameem. A.P
shiju Babu
Shwetha Bharathi
siji pk
Sreehari K Mohan
Sriram Reddy
Sudheesh Mohan
Sumesh PB
ullas u r
vadivukkarasi A
VASEN SULI
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vidya Raju
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vinod Ooralath Sivaji
Vinod Shankar
Vivek Puliyeri
Yeray Seminario

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.

Are you doing your best to match the target for April (birding, and recording bird sounds as you do)? And there is also the set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Verditer Flycatcher by Abhishek Das/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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