January 27, 2022

Patch Monitoring Project Leaderboard

Updated: January 2022

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
Supriya Kulkarni Spurthi Karnataka Terrestrial 24 24
Shyamkumar Purvankara Peralathvayal Kerala Wetland 21 21
Ramesh Shenai Benapatti Outer Farm Maharashtra Terrestrial 12 12
Rahul Singh Anjanapura Central Park Karnataka Terrestrial 11 11
Sahana M Halalu 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
Lakshmikant Neve BTPS Maharashtra Wetland 2 10
Vyomkesh Buch Ahuranagar Society Gujarat Terrestrial 2 2
Loulika Neve BTPS Maharashtra Wetland 1 1

 

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

Name Location State Habitat Total Instances Frequency
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!

Name State Habitat Month Joined
Adithya Bhat Karnataka Wetland October
Loukika Neve Maharashtra Wetland October
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!

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