November 1, 2016

November 2016 eBirding Challenge

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300November is upon us and with a new month, comes a new eBirding challenge. The challenge for October was to spend an aggregate of at least 15 hours birding through the month. As winter spreads its wings across the country, so do many migrants. The birding season is in full swing and more birders are out birding for more hours and are covering more locations than ever before!

The challenge for November is to cover 3 distinct sites and from each, upload at least 4 lists. Each individual list must be at least 15 minutes long, and all checklists must be effort-based, no-X and complete. icon_tooltip

Birding at multiple locations provides information on how birds are distributed across the landscape. Any distinct locations, whether private locations or hotspots, are eligible. We encourage you to space them at least 1km apart.

Multiple lists give a better idea of the birds found at a single spot. A single list from a location can easily miss a number of species present. Multiple lists from a single day also count as long as they meet the criteria above.

Please upload all your lists by 5 December so that we can announce the results the next day. All birders who reach the target will be named and recognised on this website. One of these names will be chosen at random to receive a small birding-related gift in appreciation.

Here are the general rules of our monthly challenges. Do check out the yearlong challenges and the NEW gap-filling challenge for November! You can keep track of fresh lists coming in from India at this page.

Important. if you are new to eBird, please read this description first, and do take a look at the Beginner’s Guide.

Common Chiffchaff © Ritvik Singh (See in checklist)

Common Chiffchaff © Ritvik Singh (See in checklist)

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