May 2018 eBirders of the month 1


ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300May is the month with the lowest birding activity in India, but hundreds of intrepid birders are still out there, watching and recording the species they see! Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of May 2018 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,207 (1,271)
Number of lists (all types): 11,300 (13,700)
Number of observations: 2.0 lakh (2.3 lakh)

May challenge

The challenge for May  was to upload at least 30 eligible checklists (details at the link above). Of the 1,207 eBirders in this month, 59 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Abhay Pandey
Ajay Gadikar
Ankit Vikrant
Anup Prakash
Arne Wenzel
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Arundev G
Ashwin Viswanathan
David Raju
Deepti Krishnan
Divya Subramani
Dr. NISHAD PM
Elavarasan M
Emanuel george
Ganeshwar SV
HARSHJEET BAL
Jageshwer verma
Janardhan Uppada
Jayadev Menon
JOE M RAJA
Karthik Thrikkadeeri
Kshitija Gupta
Lakshmikant Neve
Manju Sinha
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
Mittal Gala
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Periyasamy Rajangam
Praver Mourya
Pushpa Puliyeri
Raja Simma Pandiyan
Rajesh Prasad
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Raju Kasambe
Raman Kumar
Roozbeh Gazdar
Sajeev Krishnan
Sandhya Lenka
SANJEEV NALAVADE
Sanjiv Khanna
Satpura Birds
Selvaganesh K
Shailja Mamgain
Shasank Ongole
Shubham Singh
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
SRINILA MAHESH K T
Steffin Babu
Subhadra Devi
Taukeer Alam Lodha
Varsha Raj
VASEN SULI
Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vidya Raju
Vinay Bhat
Vinay Nadig
Vinod Shankar
Yogeswarie Sreedharan

Many congratulations to all of them!

From all the eligible checklists uploaded by the birders named above, one list with a breeding code was chosen using a computer-generated random number. That list was uploaded by

Jayadev Menon

who receives a copy of The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future, by Jim Robbins as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for June (birding while looking for brood-parasitic cuckoos)? And there are a whole set of yearlong challenges for 2018!

Banner image: Oriental White-eye, Red-vented Bulbul and Brahminy Starlings by Samish Dhongle/Macaulay Library from this checklist.


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