March is a month of considerable change in bird populations across much of India, as migrants begin returning to their summer homes in the north, and resident birds become more and more vocal to mark the breeding season. To encourage the documentation of changes in bird communities from winter to ‘spring’, the monthly challenge for March was to revisit at least four winter (Dec-Feb) birding locations and upload lists from there during March.
Here is a break-up of eBirding in India in March (with previous month in brackets). February usually has very high eBirding (in part because of the GBBC), so it’s expected that this month’s numbers are considerably lower!
Number of birders: 859 (1,502)
Number of lists (all types): 9,180 (16,340)
Number of lists (eligible only): 7,820 (14,526)
Number of observations: 1.7 lakh (3.1 lakh)
Of the 859 eBirders in February, 62 met or exceeded the target of revisiting at least 4 winter birding locations. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Aaditya S Kumar
Dr George P J
Ganeshwar S V
Maxim Rodrigues K
Many congratulations to all of them!
One of these 62 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is
Here is the full list of all 859 eBirders from March 2016:
Aaditya S Kumar, Aakash Shejwal, Aashish Joshi, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sawant, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Abhinav R, Abhirami C, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Able Lawrence, Adarsh Raju, Adithya Bhat, Aditi Sridhar, Aditya Aravind, Aditya Chanekar, Advait Marathe, Afshan Husain, Afthab Faisal k, Aidan Fonseca, Ainy Latif, Ajai Singh Berwal, Ajay Gadikar, Ajinkya Supekar, Ajish George, AJISHMA S, Ajit Hota, AJU RAJU, Akash Gulalia, Akhila MP, akhil gupta, Akshay Surendra, Akshita Jain, Albert relton, Albin Jacob, aleena thomas moore, Aljo Anand, Alkesh Thakare, AM AMSA, Amit Bandekar, amith bangre, Amith Kumar, Amit kaushik, Amit Kher, Amol Bapat, Amol Lopes, amol mande, Anagha Bagade, Anamika Menon, ANAND Osuri, ANAND PALANI, Anand Pandya, Anand Pendharkar, Anand Sundaram, Anantya Resorts, Andreas Seiter, Aneesh Sasidevan, ANILA AJAYAN, Anil Mahajan, ANIRUDDHA GHOSH, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anjali k s, anjana hari, Anjitha Devarajan, Ankit Vikrant, Ankur Shah, Anoop CR, Anoop King, Anoop Paul, anshuman sarkar, Anubhuti Jain, Anuja Cambatta , Anuj Saikia, ANUJ TRIVEDI, Anup Chavda, Anuradha Krishnan, Anuradha Varma, Anurag Singh , Anurag Singhal, Anurag Vishwakarma, Anvith KS, Aparajita Datta, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, Arathy S Kumar, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aravindhan K, Archit Shrivastava , Aritra Dutta, Arjun Dev , Arjun Kannan, Arnab Pal, Arnav Anish, Arnold Goveas, Arpit Deomurari, Arpitha Jayanth, Arun Jap, Arun Krishnan, Arun kumar, ARUN KUTTAN, arun lal, Arya Vinod, Ashish Babre, Ashish Bhatt, ASHISH CHOUDHARY, Ashish Gupta, Ashish Jha, Ashish Kothari, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashok Bhatt, Ashutosh Vaidya, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, Aswathy chandran, Aswin Nisanth, ATANU MODAK, Athira K, Athira K Nair, ATHIRA M, Atindra Katti, Augustin Joseph, Avinash K Mon, Ayaan Decosta, Ayan Khanra, Ayush Ankit, 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