May saw more birding activity than is usual in this hot time of the year. The Endemic Bird Day and associated events contributed to this, but birders have also been active during other parts of the month.
Here is a break-up of eBirding in India in May (with previous month in brackets).
Number of birders: 678 (698)
Number of lists (all types): 6,100 (6,000)
Number of lists (complete, 15min or longer): 5,100 (5,155)
Number of observations: 1.11 lakh (1.15 lakh)
The challenge for May was to upload at least 20 complete, no-X lists of 15 min duration or longer during the month. Of the 678 eBirders in May, 53 met or exceeded the target for the month. They are (as always, excluding group accounts):
Afthab Faisal K
Amal U S
Dr Chandrashekhar Shirur
Dr George P J
Ganeshwar S V
Jose Rani Babu
Maxim Rodrigues K
Prashanth N S
Taukeer Alam Lodha
Many congratulations to all of them!
Of all the no-X, complete, >15min lists contributed by these 53, one birdlist with uploaded rich media was chosen using a computer-generated random number. The person who uploaded that list receives a small gift. The list so chosen is linked here, and the eBirder 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 678 eBirders from May 2016:
Aaditya S Kumar, Aashish Joshi, Abdul Raheem Munderi, Abdulrahman Al-Sirhan, Abhay Hule, Abhijeet Avate, Abhijeet Sawant, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhiraj A R, Abhirami C, Abhiram Sankar, Abhishek Bhargava, Abhishek Das, Abhishek Gulshan, Abhishek Mahajan, abhishek ravindra, Abi Sheikh, Able Lawrence, Adithya Bhat, Advait Marathe, Afshan Husain, aftab ahmed, Afthab Faisal k, Aidan Fonseca, Ajay Gadikar, Ajay Shah, Ajinkya Supekar, AJISHMA S, Akash Gulalia, Akhilesh Bharos, Akhil Krishnan, Akila A, Akshay Bharadwaj, Akshay Chitale, Akshay Surendra, Alagu Abinaya, Albin Jacob, aleena thomas moore, Alex Jero, Amal U S, AM AMSA, Amatya Sharma, Ambika Pradhan, Amit kaushik, Amit Kulkarni, Amol Lopes, Anand Kalinadhabhatla, Anand Sundaram, anant pande, Anay Chaubal, Aneesh Sasidevan, Anil Mahajan, ANIRUDDHA GHOSH, Anish Aravind, Anjali k s, anjana hari, Ankit Vikrant, Anto Christy, Anup Bawane, Anuradha Krishnan, Anurag Chandak, Anurag Vishwakarma, Aparajita Datta, Appavu Pavendhan, Arabinda Pal, Arathi Manay, Aravind AM, Aravind Amirtharaj, Aritra Kshettry, Arka Sarkar, Arnab Pal, Arnold Goveas, Arshad A, Arshad Hussain, Arun Bhaskaran, Arundev G, arun lal, ARUN PRABHU, Arun Varghese, Arya Vinod, Asani Bhaduri, Ashish Babre, Ashish Bhatt, ASHISH CHOUDHARY, Ashish Jha, Ashish Kothari, Ashis Kumar Pradhan, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwini V, ashwin mohan, Ashwin Viswanathan, Ashwin Warudkar, Aswin Nisanth, Athira K, AVINASH BHAGAT, Avinash K Mon, Avinash Sharma, Avishkar Munje, Ayan Khanra, Ayush Ankit, Azhar Ali Ashraf, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Balaji P B, Baldeep Singh, Balwant Negi, Barbara DeWitt, Baseer Baniya, Bhagyashree Rao, Bhagya Sridhara, Bhanu Sridharan, Bhaskar pandeti, Bhaskar Sati, Biang Syiem, Bijoy Venugopal, Bird Snappers, BISWAJEET PANDA, Biswajit Chakdar, Biswanath Mondal, B. Narayan Deb, Bng Liocichlas (Group Account), B.R. ANSIL, Brett Shelton, bulbul muruges, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, Chandrasekaran Venkatraman, Chayant Gonsalves, Cheran Jagadeesan, Chetan Agarwal, Chetna Sharma, Chitra Patel, Chris Bowden, Clara Correia, Clive Temple, CNS Nature, Dakshina Sudhir, David Raju, Dayani Chakravarthy, deborshee gogoi, Deepa Chandran, Deepa Mohan, Devdulal Chandra, devi s.r, Dhaivat A, Dhananjai Mohan, Dhiraj Bhaisare, dhiren malani, Dhruba Saikia, Dhruvam Desai, Dilip K G, Dilip Virkhade, Dinesh Pundir, Divin Murukesh, Divya Mudappa, Dp Srivastava, Dr Chandrashekhar Shirur, Dr George P J, Dr. Krishna kumar, D VAMSHI SHRAVAN, Elrika D’Souza, Emmanuel George, Enakshi Bhattacharya, Esha Munshi, Ezhupunna Birders, Faiyaz A Khudsar, Gaja mohanraj, Ganesh R Mandavkar, Ganeshwar S V, Gani Khatri , GARGI RAY, Garima Bhatia, Gary Leavens, Gaurang Bagda, Gautam Allamsetty, Geethanjali Raghunathan, Geetha Venkataraman, George Lobo, Gillian Wright, gireesan tu, Gireesh Pallikkara, Giri Athrey, Gitanjali Katlam, Gnanaskandan Kesavabharathi, Gokul Krishna, gokul vadivel, Gopalakrishna R, Gopal bhagavatula, GOVIND GIRIJA, Gowrishankar M , Gowthama Poludasu, G Parameswaran, great gray owler , greeshma paleeri, Guhan Sundar, Hakimuddin F Saify, HANNA THOMAS, hardik kalavadiya, Hari Krishna Adepu, Hari Krishnan S, hari kumar, HARI MAVELIKARA, HARISH K, Harsha Jayaramaiah, Harshavardhan Jamakhandi, Harshith JV, Harshul Thareja, Hashiq AH, Hemanth Byatroy, Hemanth J, Hemant Kirola, hemant kumar, Hemanya Radadia, Himadri Banerjee, himanshu tembhekar, Hrishikesh Karandikar, Humayun Taher, Ian Kerr, Indira Srinivasan, Induchoodan A Sreedharan, Jadeswamy Madaiah, Jagannath Umesan, James Williams, Janhvi Vyas, Jaswinder Waraich, Jayadev Menon, Jaya krishnan VK,IFS, Jayan Thomas, jaya peter, Jaydev Mandal, JD PATI, Jeetendra Chaware, Jeremy Bowman, Jigarkumar Dabhi, jithesh pai, JOSE RANI BABU, joshua Dsilva, joydip mukherjee, Jyothish Nelson, Kaajal Dasgupta, Kadambari Devarajan, Kalyan Ramakrishna Chowdary 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Manoj Chauhan, Manu Mengi, Maulik Varu, MAXIM RODRIGUES K, Maya Ramaswamy, M D Madhusudan, Md Shafi, Meghna Joshi, Mich Coker, Mike Prince, Milind Ganatra, MILIND SAWDEKAR, Minali Dhanvij, Miraj Hussain, Misha Bansal, Mohandas G, Mohit Aggarwal, Mohit Mehta, Mohit Sahu, Monica Kaushik, Monika Gandhi, Mou Jana, Mousumi Dutta, mridul anand, mujeeb pm, Mukundan Kizhakkemadham, Mulagala Srinivas, Murtuza Hussain Abrar, M V BHAKTHA, Naman Doshi, namassivayan lakshmanan, Nandhakumar Radhakrishnan, Nandkishor Dudhe, Narahari Kanike, Narayan Sharma, NARENDRA UPADHYAYA, Naresh Vadrevu, Naveen Kumar, naveen upadhyay, Neeharika Gogoi, Neha Waikar, Neil Broekhuizen, netra bhandari, Niketan Kasare, Nikhil Devasar, Nikita Khamparia , Nimmy Sathish, Ninad Raote, Niranjan A, Niranjana C, Nisha R V, nishith Kumar, Nitin Tomer, Nosherwan Sethna, Omkar Dharwadkar, Padmanav Kundu, Pallavi Singh, Pallavoor Vaidyanathan, Pam Rasmussen, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, PANKAJ GUPTA, Pankaj Lad, Pankaj Sharma, parth 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Are you doing your best to match the target for June (lists with cuckoos)? And there is also a set of yearlong challenges for 2016 to bird towards!