October 30, 2021

November 2021 eBirding Challenge

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300November is a wonderful time to watch resident and winter migrants that have begun to establish themselves across the country. Birders are being treated to the sights and sounds of birds from India and other parts of the world.

This month’s eBird challenge is designed to highlight BNH’s Sálim Ali Bird Count events. The challenge is to upload 1 checklist every day in November. In addition to this, between 5- 12 November, upload at least 2 lists a day. Each list you upload should be of at least 15 minutes duration complete lists and with no ‘X’.

Below is a breakup of how 38 lists in November can be uploaded:

At least 1 list a day for 1- 4 Nov
At least 2 lists a day for 5 – 12 Nov
At least 1 list a day for 13 – 30 Nov

Watch birds from anywhere in India: from parks, fields, campuses, backyards and rooftops, forests, and lakes. Any of the days between 5 – 12 Nov, you could also visit the nearest Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA)  or any waterbody and undertake a careful count of birds for a long period of time (over an hour) to make it more meaningful.

Please upload all your lists by 10 December 2021 so that we can announce the results soon after that.

Important: While birding, please ensure that you adhere to COVID-19 related instructions by central and local authorities.

Here are the general rules of our monthly challenges. And check out the yearlong challenges for 2021 as well! You can keep track of fresh lists coming in from India on this page.

Header Image: Amur Falcon Falco amurensis by Shekar Vishvanath/ Macaulay Library

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