December 7, 2018

November 2018 eBirders of the Month


As we enter the main winter birding season in India, here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in November 2018 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,685 (1,528)
Number of lists (all types): 16,200 (15,400)
Number of observations: 3.31 lakh (2.81 lakh)

November challenge

The challenge for November was to upload at least 11 eligible each in the first and second halves of the month; and for at least 11 of all lists to be from  single location (details at the link above). Of the 1,685 eBirders in this month, 66 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Abhirami C
Adharsh Bharathi
Ajay Gadikar
Ankit Vikrant
Anup Prakash
Aravind AM
Arnold Goveas
Arun B
Arun Thomas
Aruvi Poomali
Ashish Loya
Ashwin Viswanathan
Avishkar Munje
B.R. Ansil
Chirag Munje
Deepti Krishnan
Dhruba Saikia
Elavarasan M
Emanuel george
Ganeshwar S V
Gireesan TU
Gurpartap Singh
Hareesha AS
HG Prashanthakumar
Janardhan Uppada
Jayadev Menon
Karunakar Rayker
Kaushik Sarkar
Kiranmayee K
krishnakumar K Iyer
Kshitija Gupta
Lakshmikant Neve
Manju Sinha
MetalClicks Ajay Ashok
Mittal Gala
Neel Gadikar
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Praver Mourya
Premchand Reghuvaran
Pushpa Puliyeri
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Ramesh Desai
renju tr
Sajeev Krishnan
Sandhya Lenka
Selvaraj Rangasamy
Sherin James
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
Sreekumar E R
Steffin Babu
Subhadra Devi
Tamil Selvan A
Vidhya Sundar
Vidhya Swaminathan
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vinay Bhat
Vinay Nadig
Vinod Shankar
Vivek Chandran
vrinda lath

Many congratulations to all of them!

From the names above, one was chosen using a computer-generated random number. That person is

Govind Girija (see profile)

who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird, by Tim Birkhead, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for December (30 lists, ideally with media)? And this is the last chance to work towards the yearlong challenges for 2018!

Banner image: Short-toed Snake Eagle by Rajdeep Mitra/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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