November 2019 eBirders of the month


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With the winter season hotting up (cooling down?), more and more birders are out and about. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in November 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 2,068 (1,924)
Number of lists (all types): 19,300 (17,500)
Number of observations: 3.54 lakh (2.94 lakh)

November challenge

The challenge for November was to upload at least 15 eligible lists in each half of the month (details at the link above). Of the 2,000 plus eBirders in this month, an amazing 67 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Aathira Perinchery, Ajay Agarwal, Abhin M Sunil, ADIL NAFAR , AM AMSA, Angeline Mano, Anil fartiyal, Arun Prabhu, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Claudia Pinheiro, Dhananjai Mohan, Dhruba Saikia, Elavarasan M, fermin jose, Gireesan TU, GOVIND GIRIJA, Hakimuddin F Saify, Hareesha AS, hari kumar, Harish Babu M, Harish Dobhal, Hemant Ware, Jageshwer verma, Janardhan Uppada, Jayadev Menon, JOE M RAJA, KARTHIKEYAN R, Kshitija Gupta, Lakshmikant Neve, Lathika K K, L Ve, Manju Sinha, Manoj Karingamadathil, manoj p g, Mehala Kumar, Mohanan Choron, Mrigender Joshi, Navaneeth Sini George, Nishad Eshaal, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Prabhudatta Bal, Pranjal Mahananda, Pushpa Puliyeri, Raja Simma Pandiyan, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ramaswamy V, Ramesh Desai, Regin Ross, Renju TR, Sahana M, Sajeev Krishnan, Sandhya Lenka, Sanjana Kajawe, Santharam V, sasidharan manekkara, Selvaganesh K, Shaurya Rahul Narlanka, Shilpa Gadgil, Sreekumar Chirukandoth, sreekumar k govindankutty, Sriram Reddy, Steffin Babu, Subhadra Devi, vadivukkarasi A, VASEN SULI, Vidhya Swaminathan, Vijaya Lakshmi

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 67 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Mehala Kumar (see profile)

who receives a copy of The Thing with Feathers, by Noah Strycker, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for December (30 lists, with exploring new places and adding media)? And a last chance to try for the yearlong challenges for 2019!


Banner image: Western Reef  Heron by Mehala Kumar/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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