Before moving on to the results for the monthly challenges, here is a brief glimpse of birding in March by-the-numbers (with the previous month in brackets)
Number of birders: 3549 (4537)
Number of observations: 6.6 lakh (9.4 lakh)
Number of lists (all types): 36611 (59681)
Number of species: 1060
The challenge for March was to upload at least 30 eligible lists* out of which 4 should be from four different hotspots where you eBirded during the previous three months (December 2020 to February 2021).
A total of 44 birders met the target. (These are excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name):
Ashwini L S, Angeline Mano, Novelkumar M S, Vijay Rj, Nishad Eshaal, Ajay Agarwal, Ashok Agarwal, Chinmay Sawant, Harish Babu M, NIRMAL GEORGE, Sandeep kumar reddy Gangasani, Ajay Sarvagnam, Praveen Bennur, Sudip Simha, Mittal Gala, shyamkumar puravankara, Sahana M, sasidharan manekkara, Siva T, kalpana jayaraman, Manoj Karingamadathil, Vigneshwaran B, Steffin Babu, GOVIND GIRIJA, Cheran Jagadeesan, Karthikeyan G B, manish kerkar, Harshith JV, Naman Doshi, Lakshmikant Neve, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Ramesh Shenai, Gaja mohanraj, Raju Kidoor, JOSEPH MELKIS RAJA, dhanapal kondasamy, Vidhya Swaminathan, Dr. ADIL A, Subhadra Devi, Hareesha AS, Mohan Moolepetlu, Janardhan Uppada, Vivek Sudhakaran, VASEN SULI
From these 44 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is Joseph Melkis Raja who receives a copy of How to be Bad Birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes as a small gift in appreciation.
Are you doing your best to match the target for April?
Also, see here for the fresh set of yearlong challenges for 2021!
Header Image: Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens ©Abhishek Das/Macaulay Library