As temperatures cool and migrations spread through the country, birders fan out as well. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Nov 2017 (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 1,288 (1,162)
Number of lists (all types): 12,800 (11,000)
Number of observations: 2.42 lakh (2.02 lakh)
The challenge for November was to upload at least 11 birdlists in the first half of the month and another 11 in the second half plus at least 11 of all lists from a single locations (see the link above for details). Of the 1,288 eBirders in this month, an 54 met or exceeded this target! They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Raja Simma Pandiyan
Sreehari K Mohan
Vikas Madhav Nagarajan
Many congratulations to all of them!
One of these 54 birders was selected, using a computer-generated random number. That person is
who receives a copy of How to be a (bad) birdwatcher by Simon Barnes as a small gift in appreciation.