May 2020 eBirders of the month 2


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Full lockdown in most parts of India ended partway through May. The earlier April challenge and the Lockdown Birding Challenge both had the target as uploading exactly 15 min lists, which caused a fair bit of confusion. So this month we are going back to our usual target of lists with a duration of at least 15 min. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in May 2020 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders:1,974 (1,829)

Number of lists (all types): 23,800 (28,100)

Number of observations: 3.13 lakh (3.46 lakh)

May challenge

The challenge for May was to upload at least one checklist per day for every day of the month  (details at the link above). A total of 74 birders met the target. These are (excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name):

AAKIB HUSSAIN, Abdus Shakur Mohammad, Abhisheka Krishnagopal, Ains Priestman, Ajay Agarwal, Ajay Sarvagnam, AM AMSA, Angeline Mano, Aniket Prakash, Ankur Shringi, Anu Anto, Arun Varghese, Ashok Agarwal, Bhushan Khatavkar, Bijoy Venugopal, Chirag Munje, Claudia Pinheiro, Deepak Gujar, Dhananjai Mohan, Dhruba Saikia, Dr. ADIL A, Gireesan TU, Hakimuddin F Saify, Harish Dobhal, Hemant Ware, Jageshwer verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, Jigu Patel, Kadambari Devarajan, KARTHIKEYAN R, Kavungal Ravi, LAKSHMI SATHYAPAL, Lakshmikant Neve, Lathish R Nath, Loukika Neve, Madhu Gupta, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Manish Soni, Manju Sinha, Mehala Kumar, Mohit Sahu, Moovendan Ramalingam, Navaneeth Sini George, Nitin Marathe, PRABHAKARAN.PV, Rahul Singh, Rajeev Gejje, Rajesh Prasad, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramesh Shenai, Ramnarayan K, Rashmi HN, Regin Ross, Roozbeh Gazdar, Sagarika gupta, Sahana M, Sandeep kumar reddy Gangasani, Sanjiv Khanna, Selvaganesh K, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Shilpa Gadgil, Shylajesha S, Steffin Babu, Sudhakar KV, Surendhar Boobalan, Swetashree Purohit, tanuja dasharath haunsbhavi, VASEN SULI, VASI ., Vidhya Swaminathan, Vijay Savadi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vivek Ramakrishna

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 74 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Loukika Neve

who receives a copy of Corvus: a Life with Birds, by Esther Woolfson, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you birding towards the target for June (one checklist per day, plus breeding codes)? And of course, there are also the  yearlong challenges for 2020!


Banner image: Brown Crake by Manjunath Desai/Macaulay Library from this checklist.


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