Endemic Bird Day 2016 Results

Endemic Bird Day 2016 Locations

Endemic Bird Day 2016 Locations

Saturday 14 May was a great success as Endemic Bird Day in India, with 204 birders uploading 592 lists to eBird – more than 13,000 bird observations! A total of 449 different species were recorded, and this was 56% of the 225 endemics that occur in South Asia.

(Figures based on lists uploaded by 17 May 2016 – some lists are known to be outstanding, particularly from remote areas of the northeast, and hence are not included here.)

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia on Endemic Bird Day © Hemant Kirola

The most commonly encountered endemics, as well as the 22 with just a single record, are shown below. Interestingly the top 5 are exactly the same species as during last year’s Endemic Bird Day, in the same order except for White-cheeked Barbet dropping down to 5th from 1st.

Species Observations
1  Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis 198 (33%)
2  Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata 142 (24%)
3  Indian Robin Copsychus fulicatus 138 (23%)
4  Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus 127 (21%)
5  White-cheeked Barbet Psilopogon viridis 104 (18%)
Andaman Coucal Centropus andamanensis 1
Andaman Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia rufipennis 1
Andaman Drongo Dicrurus andamanensis 1
Andaman Green-Pigeon Treron chloropterus 1
Andaman Scops-Owl Otus balli 1
Andaman Treepie Dendrocitta bayleii 1
Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei 1
Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striata 1
Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus 1
Forest Owlet Athene blewitti 1
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis 1
Hume’s Hawk-Owl Ninox obscura 1
Indian Grassbird (Rufous-rumped Grassbird) Graminicola bengalensis 1
Indian Spotted-Creeper Salpornis spilonotus 1
Rufous-bellied Shortwing (Nilgiri Blue Robin) Brachypteryx major 1
Slender-billed Babbler Turdoides longirostris 1
Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera 1
Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis 1
Sykes’s Lark (Tawny Lark) Galerida deva 1
Western Crowned Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis 1
White-headed Starling Sturnia erythropygia 1
White-rumped Needletail (White-rumped Spinetail) Zoonavena sylvatica 1

 

There are two regions in India, namely the Eastern Himalayas and the Western Ghats, that feature as globally recognised biodiversity hotspots, with significant endemism. It is no surprise therefore that generally observers who recorded the highest number of endemic species were birding in these areas. The most endemics recorded by a single observer was 33 by Aravind Amirtharaj, with Dayani Chakravarthy and Ajay Gadikar managing 30, and TR Shankar Raman, Pooja Pawar and Divya Mudappa recording 29. With the exception of Ajay whose impressive endemic total was from Satpura National Park, the other birders were birding in the endemic-rich Anaimalai Hills in the Western Ghats.

In Delhi 190 species were recorded from the Summer Bird Count.

Global Big Day

Endemic Bird Day coincided with the Global Big Day, a worldwide effort to document as many species as possible in a single 24-hour period. A total of 6,226 species were recorded by more than 15,000 birders from 144 countries – a new record for the most bird species reported in a single day! The 449 species recorded in India makes us the 12th largest participating country, and we are 7th based on the number of checklists (557 of more than 42,000, or 1.3% – 68% were from the USA!). With the heat of May, and the fact that many of our migrants have departed, this is very impressive when you consider the date is prime migration time in many other countries worldwide with more hospitable climates!

So congratulations to all who took part, and do try to keep eBirding during the rest of the summer and monsoon months!
Endemic Birds T-shirt

Quiz Results

There were 10 people who managed to get 9 or 10 Endemic Bird Quiz questions correct. Many congratulations to them for showing such great knowledge of Indian Birds, and persistence to get through the full quiz!

Aditya Nayak, Amitayu Dey, Ashwin Mohan, Biswajit Chakdar, Kavi Nanda, Komal Agrawal, Manjula Ravi, Maulik Varu, Savithri Singh, Vivek Puliyeri

We will be contacting you all shortly to send you a specially produced Endemic Birds T-shirt, featuring the artwork by Rohan-Chakravarty. These T-shirts will be on general sale thereafter – watch this space for more details!

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Endemic Bird Day is Here!

Tomorrow (Saturday 14 May) is Endemic Bird Day. You’ve seen the list of all of our endemics, heard some interesting facts about some, including Spotted Creeper, Painted Sandgrouse and Indian Pitta, and done the quizzes, now all that is required is to go birding on 14 May and enter your lists into eBird. (We request you to upload you lists by the night of Monday 16 May so we can publish some summaries soon afterwards). Do sign-up for the Facebook event, maybe let others know of your plans by posting there, and on the day itself we welcome updates of interesting sightings and experiences from the field.

If you are in the Delhi area, you can combine your Endemic Birding with the Summer Bird Count.

Forest Owlet

Forest Owlet

Forest Owlet © Rohan Chakravarty

Many of you will know the story of the Forest Owlet, one of our most famous endemics. Known from just seven central Indian specimens, the most recent having been collected in 1884, it was unsuccessfully searched for a number of times, notably by Sálim Ali and S Dillon Ripley, and generally considered extinct. After some intriguing detective work by Nigel Collar and Pamela Rasmussen it was realised that the last collected specimen had actually been stolen from the British Museum by Richard Meinertzhagen and relabelled with a false location. Hence the various recent searches had not been focused on the most likely locations. Armed with this new information, Rasmussen joined Ben King and David Abbott on an expedition which resulted in the sensational rediscovery after 113 years in Maharashtra in November 1997.

The Forest Owlet story does not end there however. Just over 2 years ago the species was found for the first time in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, by Sunil Laad and Rohidas Dagale, a mere 100km from Mumbai! Shortly afterwards came another new location, this time by Jenis Patel, Shashank Patel, Saurabh Rathor, Jaymal Patel, Pratik Patel and Anirudh Vasava, in Purna Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat. From this story it is clear that there is still a lot to be known about our birds, and anyone actively birding could play a part. With endemics especially, it is key for their conservation that we understand as fully as possible their distribution: your eBird records are therefore vital.

Green Avadavat

Green Avadavat © Rohan Chakravarty

As a teaser for those who are excited by such prospects, here is a modern mystery. Why is it that a species described just four years ago as being “resident in C India… from Rajasthan to Bihar, and S Uttar to N Andhra; scattered records further south”
(Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide), has no regular records away from one known small area for at least the last 30 years? The species is of course Green Avadavat, easily seen at Mount Abu in Rajasthan but apparently nowhere else at all! We look forward to an Indian eBirder adding a new chapter to this story…

Global Big Day

Saturday 14 May is also Global Big Day, and your eBird observations will automatically count towards this, the biggest day of birding ever worldwide! India is a major contributor to this event, as you can see from the table below which lists the 66 species (of the total of 6,158) that were only recorded in India in 2015. Will it be more this year? (The Bird Count India Coordinator is currently in Nagaland doing his bit!)

Species Location Observer
1 Mountain Bamboo-Partridge
(Bambusicola fytchii)
Khonoma Shashank Dalvi
2 Snow Partridge
(Lerwa lerwa)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
3 Koklass Pheasant
(Pucrasia macrolopha)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
4 Black Baza
(Aviceda leuphotes)
Webi village Saw Isaac
5 Indian Spotted Eagle
(Clanga hastata)
Taal Chhaper ,Rajasthan, India Taksh Sangwan
6 Lesser Fish-Eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis)
Valparai–Urulikal Checkpost to Manamboli Panchapakesan Jeganathan et al.
7 Andaman Crake
(Rallina canningi)
Webi village Saw Isaac
8 Brown Crake
(Amaurornis akool)
Ramtek Rural AKESH MESHRAM
9 Black-bellied Tern
(Sterna acuticauda)
Malkhed-sawanga lake Gajanan Wagh
10 Andaman Cuckoo-Dove
(Macropygia rufipennis)
Webi village Saw Isaac
11 Nicobar Pigeon
(Caloenas nicobarica)
Webi village Saw Isaac
12 Andaman Green-Pigeon
(Treron chloropterus)
Webi village Saw Isaac
13 Andaman Masked-Owl
(Tyto deroepstorffi)
Webi village Saw Isaac
14 Hume’s Hawk-Owl
(Ninox obscura)
Webi village Saw Isaac
15 Andaman Nightjar
(Caprimulgus andamanicus)
Webi village Saw Isaac
16 Ward’s Trogon
(Harpactes wardi)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
17 Crested Kingfisher
(Megaceryle lugubris)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
18 Freckle-breasted Woodpecker
(Spot-breasted Woodpecker)
(Dendrocopos analis)
Webi village Saw Isaac
19 Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
(Dendrocopos cathpharius)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
20 Andaman Woodpecker
(Dryocopus hodgei)
Webi village Saw Isaac
21 Laggar Falcon
(Falco jugger)
Taal Chhaper ,Rajasthan, India Taksh Sangwan
22 Slender-billed Oriole
(Oriolus tenuirostris)
Laheriasarai Young Birders Club Darbhanga et al.
23 Andaman Treepie
(Dendrocitta bayleii)
Webi village Saw Isaac
24 Malabar Lark
(Galerida malabarica)
Katyayani Plateau Girish Jathar et al.
25 Black-breasted Tit
(Rufous-naped Tit)
(Periparus rufonuchalis)
PATNITOP J&K Parvaiz Shagoo
26 Yellow-cheeked Tit
(Machlolophus spilonotus)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
27 White-throated Tit
(White-throated Bushtit)
(Aegithalos niveogularis)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
28 Indian Nuthatch
(Sitta castanea)
SGPGI campus, Lucknow Able Lawrence et al.
29 Andaman Bulbul
(Pycnonotus fuscoflavescens)
Webi village Saw Isaac
30 Striated Bulbul
(Pycnonotus striatus)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
31 White-throated Bulbul
(Alophoixus flaveolus)
Thekrejuma Mandar Bhagat
32 Scaly-breasted Cupwing
(Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler)
(Pnoepyga albiventer)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
33 Ashy-throated Warbler
(Phylloscopus maculipennis)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
34 Grey-cheeked Warbler
(Seicercus poliogenys)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
35 Bristled Grassbird
(Chaetornis striata)
Mollarber Meghna Banerjee et al.
36 Fire-tailed Myzornis
(Myzornis pyrrhoura)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
37 White-browed Fulvetta
(Fulvetta vinipectus)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
38 Black-chinned Babbler
(Cyanoderma pyrrhops)
Sattal–vicinity viral joshi et al.
39 Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler
(Pomatorhinus ruficollis)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
40 Yellow-throated Fulvetta
(Schoeniparus cinereus)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
41 Rufous-winged Fulvetta
(Schoeniparus castaneceps)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
42 Ludlow’s Fulvetta
(Brown-throated Fulvetta)
(Alcippe ludlowi)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
43 Grey-sided Laughingthrush
(Ianthocincla caerulata)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
44 Blue-winged Laughingthrush
(Trochalopteron squamatum)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
45 Black-faced Laughingthrush
(Trochalopteron affine)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
46 Grey Sibia
(Heterophasia gracilis)
Khonoma Shashank Dalvi
47 Beautiful Sibia
(Heterophasia pulchella)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
48 Bugun Liocichla
(Liocichla bugunorum)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
49 Red-faced Liocichla
(Liocichla phoenicea)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
50 Streak-throated Barwing
(Actinodura waldeni)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
51 Rusty-fronted Barwing
(Actinodura egertoni)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
52 White-bellied Shortwing
(White-bellied Blue Robin)
(Brachypteryx albiventris)
Kolukan, Eravikulam National Park ANEES AHAMMED A
53 Spotted Forktail
(Enicurus maculatus)
PATNITOP J&K Parvaiz Shagoo
54 Blue-fronted Robin
(Cinclidium frontale)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
55 Himalayan Bluetail
(Orange-flanked Bush-Robin)
(Tarsiger rufilatus)
Sarahan-Kurgu Road Lakshminarasimha Ranganathan
56 Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin
(Tarsiger hyperythrus)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
57 Black-and-rufous Flycatcher
(Black-and-orange Flycatcher)
(Ficedula nigrorufa)
Munnar–Meenthotty Arathy S Kumar et al.
58 Sapphire Flycatcher
(Ficedula sapphira)
Eaglenest WLS Ben Schweinhart
59 Scaly Thrush
(Zoothera dauma)
Yuksum Suresh Rana et al.
60 Fire-tailed Sunbird
(Aethopyga ignicauda)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
61 Long-billed Pipit
(Anthus similis)
Horagina Betta Ankit Vikrant et al.
62 Upland Pipit
(Anthus sylvanus)
Sarahan-Kurgu Road Lakshminarasimha Ranganathan
53 Plain Mountain-Finch
(Leucosticte nemoricola)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve
64 Crimson-browed Finch
(Pinicola subhimachala)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
65 Dark-breasted Rosefinch
(Carpodacus nipalensis)
Sela Pass Tony Palliser
66 Red-fronted Rosefinch
(Carpodacus puniceus)
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary Sahas Barve

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Endemic Bird Day: Answer 10

Congratulations to everyone who answered any of the Endemic Bird Day quizzes correctly, and a big thank you to everyone who took part and made the quiz more interesting!

The answers to the last quiz of the series are:

Species A: Indian Robin

Indian Robin (female) © Ting-Wei Hung

Indian Robin (female) © Ting-Wei Hung

Species B: Indian Chat/Brown Rock Chat

Brown Rock Chat or Indian Chat © Nishant Shah

Brown Rock Chat or Indian Chat © Nishant Shah

Congratulations to the following 13 who got these right:

Abhijeet Sawant, Aditya Nayak, Ashwin Mohan, Biswajit Chakdar, Kavi Nanda, Komal Agrawal, Kulbhushansingh, Manjula Ravi, Maulik Varu, Savithri Singh, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Bharadwaj, Vivek Puliyeri

Do remember to go out with your gear and bird on 14 May 2016 for Endemic Bird Day and join other birders across the country in documenting resident and endemic species on eBird and adding to our understanding of them.

Register on our Facebook event page to keep updated, and do let your birding friends know about the event as well! Feel free to post on the event page what your plans are!

The overall winner(s) of the quiz series shall be announced next week.

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Endemic Bird Day: Answer 9 and Quiz 10

In the run-up to the main event in May – the Endemic Bird Day, the Endemic Bird Quizzes were put up as a series of 10 quizzes about birds endemic to the Indian Subcontinent.

Congratulations to the 26 people who got the right answers to Quiz 9:

Abhijeet Sawant, Aditya Nayak, Akshay Surendra, Amitayu Dey, Ashwin Mohan, Bikram Grewal, Biswajit Chakdar, Dr Asad R Rahmani, Kavi Nanda, Komal Agrawal, Krishna Murthy, Manjula Ravi, Maulik Varu, Mohit Aggarwal, Neha H Waikar, Nimish Subramaniam, Pankaj Gupta, Patrick David, S.A.Hussain, Sahana M, Savithri Singh, Umesh Sharma, Vidhya Sundar, Vikrant Choursiya, Vinay Bharadwaj, Vivek Puliyeri

Group of birds: Owls/Strigiformes/Strigidae (all accepted)

Species A: Forest Owlet

Species B: Sri Lanka Bay Owl (or Ceylon Bay Owl)

Species C: Indian Eagle Owl (or Rock Eagle Owl)

Species D: Jungle Owlet

Sri Lanka Bay-Owl © Biju P. B.

Sri Lanka Bay-Owl © Biju P. B.


It’s time for the last quiz of the series and we are going to keep it short and simple.

Based on the ranges and clues given below, can you guess what common birds of our region are being spoken of?

Clue 1: Species A is sexually dimorphic

Clue 2: The female of species A closely resembles Species B.

Clue 3: Both species prefer open areas – grasslands, scrub, fields, open woodlands and even rural and semi-urban surroundings.

Species A

Species A

 

Species B

Species B

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Thank you so much for taking part! The answer to this quiz will be revealed on 12 May 2016 at 1700 hrs.

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April 2016 eBirders of the month

ebirding challenge logo 800pxApril is a hot month in most parts of India, and this April has been considerably hotter than previous years. A good month to stay put and look for birds in your own patch!

The challenge for April was to do some consistent birding — from the same place, following the same protocol (stationary count, for 15 minutes), and over at least 15 days of the month.

Here is a break-up of eBirding in India in April (with previous month in brackets).

Number of birders: 698 (859)
Number of lists (all types): 6,000 (9,180)
Number of lists (complete, 15min or longer): 5,155 (7,820)
Number of observations: 1.15 lakh (1.7 lakh)

Of the 698 eBirders in April, just  9 met or exceeded the target for the month. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):

Ajay Gadikar
Akash Gulalia
Ashwin Viswanathan
Ganeshwar S V
Komal Agrawal
Rajesh Prasad
Renju TR
Vidhya Sundar
Vinay Nadig

Many congratulations to all of them!

One of these 9 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is

Komal Agrawal

who receives a copy of Bird Sense: What it’s Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead. (You can read a review here, and there is a website devoted to the book too.)

Here is the full list of all 698 eBirders from April 2016:

Aaditya S Kumar, Aasheesh Pittie, Aashish Joshi, Abdul Ghaffar Ansari, Abdul Raheem Munderi, abha manohark, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sawant, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhinav Chaudhary, Abhinav R, Abhirami C, Abhiram Sankar, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Maiya, abhishek ravindra, Abinand Reddy, Adithya Bhat, Aditi Deodhar, Aditya Aravind, Advait Marathe, Afshan Husain, Afthab Faisal k, Aidan Fonseca, Aisha Sultana, Ajay Gadikar, Ajish George, Ajit Hota, Akash Gulalia, Akshay Bharadwaj, Akshay Surendra, Alagu Abinaya, Albin Jacob, aleena thomas moore, AMALKRISHNAN.S AND AKASHKRISHNAN.S, AM AMSA, Amandeep Singh Channa, Amarendra Konda, Amar Narayan , Amatya Sharma, Amitangshu Acharya, amith bangre, Amit kaushik, Amit Kulkarni, Amit Kumar, Amit Thakor, Amol Lopes, amol mande, Anand Kalinadhabhatla, ANAND Osuri, Anantha Bondade, anant pande, Anay Chaubal, Aneesh Sasidevan, aniket paluskar, Anil Mahajan, Anil sarsavan, ANIRUDDHA GHOSH, anirudh Kamakeri, anisha jayadevan, Anish Aravind, Anjali J, Ankit Vikrant, Annie Joseph, Anoop CR, Anoop King, Anto Christy, Anup Chavda, Anuradha Krishnan, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Vishwakarma, Aparajita Datta, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, Aradhya Sardesai , Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aravindhan K, Areef Pasha, Arjun S Menon, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arpan Ghosh, Arpit Deomurari, ARUN KUTTAN, arun lal, Arya Vinod, Ashish Babre, ASHISH CHOUDHARY, Ashish Jha, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Surendran, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, Aswin Nisanth, Atharva Damle, Atharva soman, Athira K Nair, Augustin Joseph, avijit dutta, Avinash K Mon, Avishkar Munje, Ayan Khanra, Ayush Ankit, Balagopal VK, Balaji P B, Balwant Negi, Barbara DeWitt, Bhalchandra Pujari, BHARATHESH VALMIKI, Bharath UG, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhaskar Sati, Bhautik Desai, Bhavesh Mengar, Bhupesh Goyal, Biang Syiem, Bijoy Venugopal, Bird Snappers, Biswanath Mondal, B.R. ANSIL, Brodie Lewis, Cathy Pasterczyk, Chaatak Nature Conservation Society, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Chandrasekaran Venkatraman, Chandrashekar Sundaram, Chayant Gonsalves, Cheran Jagadeesan, chetan harikishandas joshi, Chetna Sharma, Chitra Patel, Chris Bowden, Chris Hugosson, Cinchona GHS(Group account), Ck Pattnaik, CLAREENA JOSE, Clive Temple, CNS Nature, Colin Braganza, Conrad Braganza, Craig Dunn, Dakshina Sudhir, Daniel Romero, Darshan Dudhane, David Bates, david stanton, Dayani Chakravarthy, Deepa Chandran, Deepa Javdekar, Deepa Kamat, Deepak Sahu, Deepjay Sarkar, Deepti Gupta, denzil britto, Devashish Jadia, Devi Ambika.S, Dhananjai Mohan, dhananjay bhamburkar, dhananjay gutte, Dhanashri Salunke, Dharmaraj Patil, Dhiraj Bhaisare, dhiren malani, Dhruba Saikia, Dhruvam Desai, Dhruvaraj S, Dick Williams, Dilip K G, Dina Nisthar, dinesh kandwal, Dinesh Pundir, Dipak Gudhekar, Dipu Karuthedathu, Divin Murukesh, Divya Mudappa, Dr Chandrashekhar Shirur, Dr George P J, Dr. Jayant Wadatkar, Dr. Krishna kumar, Dr. M N Astagimath, Dr Sumit Chakrabarti, D VAMSHI SHRAVAN, Emanuel george , Eric Sandberg, Ezhupunna Birders, Fareed Mohmed, Fermin Jose, Firoz Hussain, Gaja mohanraj, Ganesh Datar, Ganesh Honwad , Ganesh R Mandavkar, Ganeshwar S V, Gani Khatri , Garima Bhatia, Gaurang Bagda, geeta goswami, Geetha Venkataraman, gireesan tu, Gireesh Pallikkara, Gnanaskandan Kesavabharathi, Gokul Krishna, gokul vadivel, Gopalakrishna R, Gopalan Surendhran, gopal prasad, Govindarajan Raghavan, GOVIND GIRIJA, Gowthama Poludasu, G Parameswaran, great gray owler , greeshma paleeri, Guhan Sundar, Gunasekaran m, Guruprasad Timmapur, HANNA THOMAS, hardik kalavadiya, Hari Krishna Adepu, Harikrishnan S, hari kumar, HARI MAVELIKARA, Harish Chandra, Harish NN, Harsha Jayaramaiah, harsha nr, Harshavardhan Jamakhandi, Harshith JV, HARSHJEET BAL, Hashiq AH, Hemanth Byatroy, Hemant Kirola, hemant kumar, Hemanya Radadia, hemraj duraiswami, Himadri Banerjee, Hitendra Choudhary, Hou Xiaoru, Humayun Taher, Indira Srinivasan, Ismail Shariff, Jadeswamy Madaiah, Jaichand Johnson, Jaidevsinh Rathod, jain pk, Jameela Parampatt, janani manthena, Janhavi Rajan, Janhvi Vyas, Jaswinder Waraich, Jayadev Menon, Jayan Thomas, Jaydev Mandal, Jeetendra Chaware, Jeet Sheth, Jeremy Bowman, Jitendra Bhatia, J L Singh, Job Joseph, Joby Joseph, JOHN VACHAPARAMBIL, joshua Dsilva, Joy D’costa, Jyotirmoy Saikia, Kaajal Dasgupta, Kalyan Ineni, Kalyan Varma, Karan Tambe, Karthikeyan G B, karun g, Kaustubh Rau, Kavi Nanda, Kavinder kumar, Kavin SG, Kennett Offill, Ketaki Deshpande, Khushboo ., kiran more, Kiron Vijay, Kirti Wani, Kishore Bakshi, Kishorekumar Panaganti, KN Sivakumar, Komal Agrawal, Kranthi Kiran, Kranti Singh, Krishna Deepak, Krishna Girish, krishna kumar, Krishnamoorthy Muthirulan, Kshipra Suresh, K.Sravan Kumar, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, kushal adaki, kuttettan munnar, Lakshmikant Neve, Lakshminarasimha Ranganathan, Latha G A, Leigh McDougal, lingesh kalingarayar, Lisa Maria John, Lloyd Fernandes, mabel menezes, Macson D Almeida, Madhurima Das, Madhusudhanan T, Magesh Ram, Mahathi Narayanaswamy, Mahesh Garg, Mahesh madhu, MAITREYA SUKUMAR, Mallika Rajasekaran, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Manan Singh Mahadev, Mandar Bhagat, Mangesh Prabhulkar, Mangirish Dharwadkar, Manibabu Krishnan, Mani Chacko, manish kerkar, Manjula Ravi, Manju Sinha, Manohara Kamath, Manoj Karingamadathil, Manu Mengi, Maruti Gurav, Marvelyn Dias, Maulik Varu, MAXIM RODRIGUES K, Mayuresh Joshi, M D Madhusudan, Md Shafi, Meghna Banerjee, meher preetham, Mehreen Khaleel, Mike Prince, Milan Sojitra, Milind Ganatra, MILIND SAWDEKAR, Miraj Hussain, Misha Bansal, Miti Sekhon, Mittal Gala, Mohan Chandra Joshi, Mohan K Pillai, Mohit Aggarwal, Mohith Shenoy, Mohit Mehta, Monika Gandhi, Mou Jana, mridul anand, Mrinalini Siddhartha, Mrs. PRIYA RAKESH, mujeeb pm, Mukundan Kizhakkemadham, Mulagala Srinivas, Murtuza Hussain Abrar, Muthu Narayanan, M V BHAKTHA, Mytheeswaran T, Nachiket Kelkar, Naidu Kumpatla, Naman 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Are you doing your best to match the target for May (standardized counts on 15 days from the same location)? And there is also a set of yearlong challenges for 2016 to bird towards!

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