eBird Monthly 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



Birding is (almost?) at its peak in January. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Jan 2018 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,476 (1,792) Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (25,500) Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (4.59 lakh) January challenge The challenge for January was to upload Asian Waterbird Counts from at least three wetlands… read more »

January 2018 eBirders of the month


December is peak birding season in much of India. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Dec 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,476 (1,288) Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (12,800) Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (2.42 lakh) December challenge The challenge for December was to upload at least 30 eligible birdlists (see the… read more »

December 2017 eBirders of the month




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As temperatures cool and migrations spread through the country, birders fan out as well. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Nov 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,288 (1,162) Number of lists (all types): 12,800 (11,000) Number of observations: 2.42 lakh (2.02 lakh) November challenge The challenge for November was to upload at least… read more »

November 2017 eBirders of the month



October is when the winter migration season heats up and more and more birders are out and about. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Oct 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,162 (957) Number of lists (all types): 11,000 (12,100) Number of observations: 2.02 lakh (1.78 lakh) October challenge The challenge for October was… read more »

October 2017 eBirders of the month



The October eBirding challenge was simple – just bird a lot, aggregating to 15 hours for the entire month. Were you able to achieve the target? The winter migrants have settled across the country now and birders are being treated to the sights and sounds of birds from India and afar. The time is ripe for birding, and the 11th month… read more »

November 2017 eBirding Challenge


September sees more of a transition in our birdlife, a transition that starts in July and continues on to November — with more and more species and individuals of migrant birds seeking their winter home in India. Accordingly, September usually sees an uptick in birding activity in the country (although this is not so apparent this year!). Here is the… read more »

September 2017 eBirders of the month




It has been raining over much of the country in August. Many resident birds are in the late stages of breeding, and fledglings and juveniles are quite common to see: a great time for birding! Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Aug 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 921 (295) Number of lists (all… read more »

August 2017 eBirders of the month






With the monsoon bringing a welcome break from the summer heat in some parts of the country, June is a good time to be out and about — for example looking for breeding birds. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in June 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 870 (995) Number of lists (all types):… read more »

June 2017 eBirders of the Month


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The challenge in June was to upload 30 no-X, complete checklists of at least 15-minute duration of which at least three lists must document a brood-parasitic cuckoo (seen or heard). Each year, a lull in birding activity is witnessed in July as the monsoon makes its presence felt across much of the country. But the rains are hardly a reason to cut… read more »

July 2017 eBirding Challenges