September 2019 eBirders of the month 2


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Many winter migrants start arriving in September, and there is corresponding increase in birding in the country — an interesting commentary on the behaviour of birdwatchers! Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in September 2019 (with previous month in brackets):

Number of birders: 1,520 (1,317)
Number of lists (all types): 14,600 (11,800)
Number of observations: 2.23 lakh (1.66 lakh)

September challenge

The challenge for September was to upload at least 5 eligible lists in each week of the month  (details at the link above). Of the 1,520 eBirders in this month, 56 met the target. These are (excluding group accounts):

AM AMSA
Anil fartiyal
Aravind AM
Arulvelan Thillainayagam
Ayush Rajotia
Chirag Munje
Claudia Pinheiro
Deepti Krishnan
Dhruba Saikia
Elavarasan M
Gireesan TU
GOVIND GIRIJA
Hakimuddin F Saify
Hareesha AS
hari kumar
Harish Dobhal
HARSHJEET BAL
Hemant Ware
Jageshwer verma
Janardhan Uppada
Jayadev Menon
JOE M RAJA
kalpana jayaraman
KARTHIKEYAN R
Kshitija Gupta
Lakshmikant Neve
Lathika K K
Manju Sinha
Manoj Karingamadathil
manoj p g
MAYANK NAMDEO
Mehala Kumar
Mittal Gala
Navaneeth Sini George
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Prabhudatta Bal
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Ramaswamy V
Ramesh Desai
Renju TR
Sahana M
Sajeev Krishnan
Sandhya Lenka
Sanjiv Khanna
Selvaganesh K
Sheena S
Shilpa Gadgil
Sreekumar Chirukandoth
Steffin Babu
Subhadra Devi
S ~ V I S H N U S A N K A R
vadivukkarasi A
VASEN SULI
Vidhya Swaminathanv

Many congratulations to all of them!

From these 56 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is

Vasen Suli

who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead, as a small gift in appreciation.

Are you doing your best to match the target for October (20 hours of birding)? And there is also the set of yearlong challenges for 2019!

Banner image: Green Sandpiper by Vasen Suli/Macaulay Library from this checklist.


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2 thoughts on “September 2019 eBirders of the month

    • Mittal Gala

      Dear Amit,

      Thanks for contacting us. The best thing to do when you come across injured birds or animals is to find a local rescue and rehab centers. They might have trained and experienced people who can guide and help with such circumstances.