eBird Monthly Challenge


As we enter the main winter birding season in India, here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in November 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,685 (1,528) Number of lists (all types): 16,200 (15,400) Number of observations: 3.31 lakh (2.81 lakh) November challenge The challenge for November was to upload at least 11 eligible each… read more »

November 2018 eBirders of the Month


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Last month saw a sharp uptick in birding activity in India. Here is the breakup of eBirding in the country in October 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,528 (1,171) Number of lists (all types): 15,400 (11,500) Number of observations: 2.81 lakh (1.96 lakh) September challenge The challenge for October was to bird for at least 5… read more »

October 2018 eBirders of the Month


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The October eBirding Challenge asked birders to mark the Wildlife Week celebrations and the first ever Wild Bird Day with additional birding. Were you able to achieve the target? Across the country, the winter migrants have settled and birders are being treated to the sights and sounds of birds from India and afar. The time is ripe for birding, and the… read more »

November 2018 eBirding challenge



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)… read more »

September 2018 eBirders of the month



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We see a bit of an uptick in birding in August, as some migrants start trickling in and birders venture further afield. Here is the breakup of eBirding in India in the month of August 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,069 (920) Number of lists (all types): 8,500 (7,600) Number of observations: 1.36 lakh (1.26 lakh)… read more »

August 2018 eBirders of the month




Breeding of many species continues in July, and we should also see a number of fledgelings and birds in immature plumage in the breaks between the rain. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of July 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 920 (995) Number of lists (all types): 7,600 (8,500) Number of… read more »

July 2018 eBirders of the month




June brings welcome rain to many parts of the country, and a number of species are in full breeding activity, so it is a very interesting month for birding. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of June 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 995 (1,207) Number of lists (all types): 8,500 (11,300)… read more »

June 2018 eBirders of the month



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May is the month with the lowest birding activity in India, but hundreds of intrepid birders are still out there, watching and recording the species they see! Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of May 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,207 (1,271) Number of lists (all types): 11,300 (13,700) Number of… read more »

May 2018 eBirders of the month




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As the temperature rises in most parts of India, April tends to see a further drop in birding activity. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of April 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,271 (1,611) Number of lists (all types): 13,700 (20,600) Number of observations: 2.3 lakh (3.5 lakh) April challenge The… read more »

April 2018 eBirders of the month


May is peak breeding season for birds across India. Or is it? Sadly breeding seasonality of our birds is poorly known. With Endemic Bird Day approaching, let’s go out to see how many subcontinental endemics are around us. Many of these birds are resident and this is the best time to observe breeding behaviour – which could be courtship or… read more »

May 2018 eBirding Challenge



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After February (which contains the  GBBC), generally see a bit of a drop in birding activity, but those who do go out birding in March are usually not disappointed! Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of March 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 1,611 (2,273) Number of lists (all types): 20,600 (31,400)… read more »

March 2018 eBirders of the month


The challenge in March was to bird often, and bird often with other birders! This month, we’d like to change things a bit and see what species we can all record over a period of a month at our favourite patches. As temperatures soar across several parts of the country, you might prefer to sit down in the shade and… read more »

April 2018 eBirding Challenge


With the winter, the GBBC, and several other events and festivals – February is a month for birding quite unlike any other! Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month of February 2018 (with previous month in brackets): Number of birders: 2,273 (1,476) Number of lists (all types): 31,400 (16,500) Number of observations: 5.1 (3.37 lakh) February… read more »

February 2018 eBirders of the month