September 2018 eBirders of the month


ebirding-challenge-logo-800px-281x300Updated on 11 Oct 2018 to correct an error in analysis

As the winter approaches, both migrants and birders are more active. Here is the breakup of eBirding in India in the month of September 2018 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,171 (1,069)
Number of lists (all types): 8,800 (11,474)
Number of observations: 1.96 lakh (1.36 lakh)

September challenge

The challenge for September was to upload at least 20 eligible checklists through the month, totalling at least 12 hours of birding (details at the link above). Of the 1,171 eBirders in this month, 92 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

Abhay Pandey
Abhin M Sunil
Adithya Bhat
Aiswaryalakshmi A R
Ajay Gadikar
Anup Prakash
Arnold Goveas
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Arun B
Arunima J
Arun Prabhu
Arun Thomas
Ashwin Viswanathan
Aswin KS
Bruce Bruce
CHANDRA BHUSHAN
Chirag Munje
Deepti Krishnan
dhanapal kondasamy
Dr George P J
Emanuel george
fermin jose
Gaja mohanraj
Ganeshwar S V
Gireesan TU
Gurpartap Singh
Hareesha AS
hari kumar
Harsha Jayaramaiah
HARSHJEET BAL
Irin Sultana
Jagdish Paithankar
Jageshwer verma
Janardhan Uppada
Jaswinder Waraich
Jayadev Menon
Jincy Justin j.k.
JOE MRAJA
Kratika Goswami
Krishnamoorthy Muthirulan
krunal trivedi
Kshitija Gupta
Lakshmikant Neve
Manju Sinha
Mohammed Sayeer
Mohan Chandra Joshi
Najeeb K
namassivayan lakshmanan
Navaneeth Sini George
Neel Gadikar
Nesrudheen PP
Niranjana C
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Periyasamy Rajangam
Praver Mourya
Premchand Reghuvaran
Rachana Rao
Rahul Singh
Rajesh Panwar
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Raju Kasambe
Ramesh Desai
Ramesh Narula
renju tr
Roozbeh Gazdar
Sachin Kumavat
Sajeev Krishnan
sajitha siril
SANATH RM
Sandhya Lenka
Sanket Raut
Sarang Mishrikotkar
Selvaganesh K
Shailja Mamgain
Sherin James
Shilpa Gadgil
Shubham Singh
Sivadas Chettur
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
sreekumar k govindankutty
SRINILA K T
Steffin Babu
Subbu Subramanya
Subhadra Devi
Surendhar Boobalan
Tarachand Wanvari
VASEN SULI
Venugopalan R
Vidhya Sundar
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vinay Bhat
YASHWANT SHEKHAWAT

Many congratulations to all of them!

From the names above, one was chosen using a computer-generated random number. That person is

Renju TR (see profile)

who receives a copy of How to be a bad birdwatcher, by Simon Barnes, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for October (5 hours of birding during wildlife week, and 12 hours overall)? And there are a whole set of yearlong challenges for 2018!

Banner image: Red Avadavat by Fareed Mohmed/Macaulay Library from this checklist.

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