December 22, 2021

November 2021 eBirders of the Month

ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300November showed a slight dip in terms of the number of observations and checklists uploaded, however, more birders were out birding than in October. Here is a brief glimpse of birding in November 2021 by the numbers (with the previous month in brackets).

No. of birders: 3,373 (3,222)

Number of observations: 5.9 lakh (6.2 lakh)

Number of lists (all types):  29,244 (32,097)

Number of species: 1052

November Challenge:

The challenge for November was designed to highlight BNHS’s Sálim Ali Bird Count– upload 1 checklist per day and a few additional lists between 5- 12 November.

A total of 27 birders met the target. (These are excluding group accounts and those with no identifiable name):

Ajay Sarvagnam, ANURANJAN DHURWEY, Ashok Agarwal, Chitra Shanker, Deepak Gujar, Dr. Mohammed Umer Sharieff, Elavarasan M, Gaja Mohanraj, Hakimuddin F Saify, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, KARTHIKEYAN R, Lakshmikant Neve, Prabhudatta Bal, Praveen Bennur, Ramesh Shenai, Renju TR, Sandhya Lenka, Sarabjeet Kaur, Shashikiran Ganesh, Shilpa Gadgil, Shyamkumar Puravankara, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, Sushant Pawar, Tarachand Bairwa, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vijaya Lakshmi

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 27 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is Chitra Shanker (eBird profilewho 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 birding towards December’s eBird challenge (to post at least 40 lists and at least 5 out of the 40 lists to have 1 or more media)? And of course, there are also the yearlong challenges for 2021!

Header Image: Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cucullatus © Anuj Saikia/ Macaulay Library

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