Updated 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)
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):
Abhin M Sunil
Aiswaryalakshmi A R
Dr George P J
Ganeshwar S V
Jincy Justin j.k.
Mohan Chandra Joshi
Navaneeth Sini George
sreekumar k govindankutty
SRINILA K T
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.