April 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):
Ganeshwar S V
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
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. 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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!