Updated: January 2021
The Patch Monitoring Project began in July 2021 with the objective to systematically monitor birds in local birding patches. Monitoring such patches in the long-term can lead to fascinating and invaluable insights about the state of birds in our localities and in the country.
Congratulations to all of you who have consistently monitored patches and to all those who feature in the January 2021 leaderboard! This leaderboard will be updated every two months and will only include a single patch from each observer (even if they are monitoring multiple patches).
Observers maintain monitoring intervals (frequencies) that range from once every two days, to once a week to once in two weeks. All of these are suitable for the project! An observer will maintain their monitoring streak as long as they successfully upload a monitoring list within their interval of choice. If an observer is monitoring a patch once every two days, a four day gap between checklists will mean that the monitoring streak. But if an observer is monitoring a patch once in two weeks, only a three week gap between checklists will mean that the streak is broken!
Top 10 current monitoring streaks
|Name||Location||State||Habitat||Current Streak||Longest Streak|
|Ramesh Shenai||Benapatti Outer Farm||Maharashtra||Terrestrial||12||12|
|Rahul Singh||Anjanapura Central Park||Karnataka||Terrestrial||11||11|
|Surendhar Boobalan||Matrimandir Road||Tamil Nadu||Terrestrial||10||10|
|Pranav Datar||Tarabai Park||Maharashtra||Terrestrial||6||9|
|Subhadra Devi||Ferns Residency||Karnataka||Terrestrial||4||6|
|Adithya Bhat||Kodi Bengare||Karnataka||Wetland||3||3|
|Vyomkesh Buch||Ahuranagar Society||Gujarat||Terrestrial||2||2|
The total number of times a patch is monitored (monitoring instances) will again depend on the monitoring interval. Regular monitoring every two days will result in more monitoring instances than regular monitoring every two weeks. But to reiterate, both are perfectly fine!
Top 10 (11) total monitoring instances
|Pranav Datar||Tarabai Park||Maharashtra||Terrestrial||56||2 days|
|Supriya Kulkarni||Spurthi||Karnataka||Terrestrial||25||1 week|
|Lakshmikant Neve||BTPS||Maharashtra||Terrestrial||23||1 week|
|Shyamkumar Purvankara||Peralathvayal||Kerala||Wetland||22||1 week|
|Bijoy Venugopal||Saul Kere||Karnataka||Wetland||18||1 week|
|Ramesh Shenai||Benapatti Outer Farm||Maharashtra||Terrestrial||12||2 weeks|
|Lakshmi Bharadwaj||Ambattur Marsh||Tamil Nadu||Wetland||12||2 weeks|
|Rahul Singh||Anjanapura Central Park||Karnataka||Terrestrial||12||2 weeks|
|Sahana M||Halalu||Karnataka||Terrestrial||12||2 weeks|
|Subhadra Devi||Ferns Residency||Karnataka||Terrestrial||12||2 weeks|
|Siddharth Biniwale||Mutha Riverbank||Maharashtra||Wetland||11||2 weeks|
|Surendhar Boobalan||Matrimandir Road||Tamil Nadu||Terrestrial||11||2 weeks|
New joinees since September 2021!
|Rama M V||Karnataka||Terrestrial and Wetland||September|
Remember that this is a friendly leaderboard designed only to motivate and track progress, not to create competition. After a year of monitoring, species specific trends will be calculated for each species at each patch at quarterly intervals.
All those who have not yet begun monitoring a patch, it is not too late. You can start monitoring your patch even today and you will be featured as a new joinee on this page.
Happy patch monitoring!