May 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)
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):
Dr. NISHAD PM
JOE M RAJA
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
|Raja Simma Pandiyan|
SRINILA MAHESH K T
Taukeer Alam Lodha
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
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.