Nov 2015 eBirders of the Month


challenge-logo-2015While many of us venture widely afield to do our birding in ‘the season’, we often also have our regular haunts. The challenge for November was to [a] look for birds consistently from the same location and [b] count birds seen, instead of entering Xs (only presence). How well did we fare? Here is a break-up of the eBirding in India in November (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 820 (560)
Number of lists (all types): 6,700 (6,000)
Number of lists (eligible only): 5,600 (5,100)
Number of observations: 1.4 lakh (1 lakh)

Of the 5,600 complete/eligible lists, 4,800 had counts of all species (ie, no Xs). When tabulated across birdwatchers and locations, it turns out that 45 eBirders met or exceeded the target of 15 lists from a single location, with no Xs! They are (as always, excluding group accounts):

Abhirami C
Ajay Gadikar
Anjana Hari
Arya Vinod
Dilip Polpakkara
Diwakar Jha
Erle Brito
Ganeshwar SV
hari kumar
Jayadev Menon
Jaydev Mandal
Kaustubh Rau
Manju Sinha
M D Madhusudan
Mittal Gala
Monica Kaushik
Nandhakumar Radhakrishnan
Nisarga Srinivas
Nisha M
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Prashanth N S
Priyadarshini K
Raja Simma Pandiyan
Raman Kumar
Renju TR
Rohit Naniwadekar
Sadasiva Sahukar
Selvaganesh K
Shanmugam Kalidass
Siva T
Sneha Gupta
Somoyita Sur
Sreekumar E R
Steffin Babu
Subraja Vasudevan
Suhel Quader
Sumesh B
Swati Sidhu
Syamili Manoj
Tanya Seshadri
T R Shankar Raman
Vaidehi Gunjal
Vidhya Sundar
Vishwatej Pawar
Wahiba Humam

Many congratulations to all of them!

One of these 45 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is

Somoyita Sur

who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead. (You can read a review here, and there is a website devoted to the book too.)

Here is the full list of all 821 eBirders from November 2015:

Aaditya S Kumar, Aakash Lamba, Aaqid Mukhdoomi, Aasheesh Pittie, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, abhay kumar, Abhijeet Sable, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhik Das, Abhiraj Chakraborty, Abhirami C, Abhisheka Krishnagopal, Abhishek Das, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abhishek Shankar, Able Lawrence, Adesh Shivkar, Adithi Muralidhar, Adithya Bhat, Aditya Ghate, Aidan & Savio Fonseca, Ajay Gadikar, AJAY WADKE, Ajinkya Supekar, AJU RAJU, Akash Gulalia, Akhilesh Tambe, akhil kunjumon, Akshay Joshi, Akshay Surendra, Al badush, Albin Jacob, Alkesh Thakare, Amal U S, Ameet Mandavia, Amelia Dungan, Ameya Mundle, Amit Bandekar, Amit Ghosh, Amit Kumar, Amit Raut, Amit Thakor, Amol Bapat, Amol Lopes, Amol Mamlayya, Amol Raut, Andrew Preston, Aneesh Sasidevan, Aniket Khariwale , aniket paluskar, Anil Kunte, Anil Mahajan, anil subramaniam, Anirban Pal, Anirudh singh Rathore, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, Anita Negi, Anjali J, anjana hari, Ankit Vikrant, Ankur Shekdar, Anoop CR, Anoop King, anshuman sarkar, Anubhab Hota, anubhab khan, Anubhuti Jain, anuja moharir, anuj raina, Anupam Khanna, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Mishra, Anvitha Rao, Aparajita Datta, APITHA NAMASSIVAYAN, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, Arathy S Kumar, aravinda hr, Aravind AM, Aravindh Soundararajan, Areef Pasha, Arijit Mondal, Arjun Kannan, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arsha K, Arundev G, Arun Jap, arun lal, Arun M K Bharos, Arun Varghese, Arup Dey, Arvind Patole, Arya Vinod, Ashish Kothari, ASHISH SHUKLA, Ashni Dhawale, ashok kashyap, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Hp, Ashwin HP, Ashwin kadiyala, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, Aswathy rajan, Atharva Damle, Athira K Nair, Atindra Katti, ATUL SINGH CHAUHAN, Augustin Joseph, Austina Ribanar, Avinandan D, AVINASH BHAGAT, Avinash Londhe, Avishkar Munje, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Balaji P B, Balkrishna varute, Balwant Negi, Banu Prakash KN, Bhakti Salgaonkar, Bhalachandra Shirolkar, Bhalchandra Pujari, Bhargav Shandilya, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhoopathy (Nilgiris, Kotagiri), bijumon ke, Biju PB, Biswajit Chakdar, Biswanath Mondal, bulbul muruges, Carol Thomas, Chandrahas Kolhatkar, Chandra Shekara, Chayant Gonsalves, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chetna Sharma, chhanda bewtra, Chinmay Rahane, Chirag Munje, Chiranjib Dutta, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Chris Goulart, Cinchona GHS(Group account), Clara Correia, CNS Nature, Colin Braganza, Conrad Braganza, Conrad Pinto, Cuckoo Sebastian, Darshan Mujumdar, Darshan Potdar, Dattatraya Langhi, David Crexcrex, David Raju, david stanton, Deepak Sahu, Deepa Mohan, Deepika Karmarkar, Deepika Prasad, Deepthi Chimalakonda, DelhiBirdRace 2015, dhananjay bhamburkar, dhananjay gutte, Dhanapal Dhandapani, Dhanesh Ayyappan, dhiren malani, Dhritisundar Datta, diksha satarkar, Dilip Dabhade, dilip gupta, dilip kg, Dilip Polpakkara, Dilip Virkhade, dineshbharath kv, Dinesh K.S., Dinesh Pundir, dipak bowalkar, Dipak Gudhekar, Divesh Kumar Saini, Divya Mudappa, 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Are you doing your best to match the target for December (as many lists as possible, with media upload)? And last chance to aim for one or more of the several flavours of yearlong challenges for 2015!

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