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)
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):
Hakimuddin F Saify
JOE M RAJA
Lathika K K
manoj p g
Navaneeth Sini George
S ~ V I S H N U S A N K A R
Many congratulations to all of them!
From these 56 names, one was drawn using a computer-generated random number. This person is
who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead, as a small gift in appreciation.