November eBirders of the Month

Although birders often roam far and wide, exploring different locations and habitats in pursuit of new experiences and species, challenge-logoNovember’s challenge was about birding consistently in the same place. The target was to upload at least 20 complete listsicon_tooltip from a single location.

The idea here is to emphasize that ‘mundane’ birding can also be interesting and rewarding: when you bird the same place again and again, all kinds of details emerge that you may not have noticed before. What time does the magpie robin perch on the branch outside your window to sing? What species are different between this 100m stretch of road and the next? And, across time, you can see seasonal patterns emerge in the birdlife of your specific corner of the world.

First, an overall look at what happened during the month in India. The number of complete, effort-based lists of at least 15 min duration in November was 2,566, a very respectable number indeed. In all, 340 birders uploaded 2,966 lists of all types in October, together accounting for 67,006 records.

As for the November challenge, in all, 18 eBirders met or exceeded the target of 20 eligible lists from a single location. They are:

Anish Aravind
Bhakti Salgaonkar
Chithrabhanu Pakaravoor
Dr George P J
Erle Brito
Ganeshwar S V
Hari Kumar
Hitha P T
Kiran More
Madhushri Mudke
Manju Sinha
Mittal Gala
Premchand Reghuvaran
Raja Simma Pandiyan
Ramit Singal
Suhel Quader
T R Shankar Raman
Vivek Puliyeri

Many congratulations to all of them!

One of these 18 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is

T R Shankar Raman

who receives a copy of Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans, by John Marzluff and Tony Angell. (You can read a review here.)

Here is the full list of all 340 contributors from November 2014:

Aasheesh Pittie, abha manohark, abhijeet avate, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhirami-Niranjana C, Abhiram V Rajandekar, Abhishek Gulshan, Able Lawrence, Advait Marathe, Aidan & Savio Fonseca, Aishwarya S V, AJAY RAJAN, Ajit A, Ameya Gole, Amol Lopes, Amrish Bidaye, Anand Kalinadhabhatla, Anand Sundaram, Anannya Sen, anant pande, Andrew Johnson, Aneesh Sasidevan, Anil UK, Anish Aravind, Anjali J, ANJANA MOHANDAS, Anoop CR, anshuman sarkar, Apoorv Padhye, Arathy S Kumar, aravinda hr, Aravind AM, Aravind Sridharan, Arjun Kodoth, Arjun R, Arnold Goveas, arshad ameen, Arun C.G, Arun Jeeva, arun lal, ARUNSANKAR N, Arun Visweswaran, Arup Ghosh, Aryas Home, Arya Vinod, Ashik Musicroom, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Gokhale, Athira K Nair, Avishkar Munje, Badri Narayanan Thiagarajan, Balwant Negi, Bela Arora, Bhagyashree Ingle, Bhakti Salgaonkar, Bhalchandra Pujari, BINA MENON, brett gleitsmann, BSAP GroupAccount, Castro Karthi, chandrashekhar dravid, Chinmay Rahane, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Chuck Holliday, CLAREENA JOSE, Dave Minnich, david stanton, Deepak Balasubramanian, Deepak Jois, Deepak Sahu, Deepa Mohan, dhanesh a, Dharmaraj Patil, dilip kg, Dilip Polpakkara, dineshbharath kv, Dinesh Shenoy, Dipu Karuthedathu, Divya Mudappa, divya srivastava, Don Roberson, Dr Anoop R, Dr George P J, Dr.Ravi vet, Enakshi Bhattacharya, Erle Brito, Fionna Prins, Gajanan Wagh, Ganesh Ravi, Ganeshwar S V, Garima Bhatia, Gaurav Kalyani, Gaurav Nalkur, gayathri mukundan, Geetha Ramaswami, Ghazala Shahabuddin, Ginu George, Girish Jahtar, Gnanaskandan Kesavabharathi, gopal prasad, Gowthama Poludasu, G Parameswaran, Great Indian Birding Trip, Hanuman Gawas, hari kumar, HARI MAVELIKARA, harsha nr, Hemant Dhadnekar, hemraj duraiswami, Henna. Hashim, Himansh Pahwa, HITHA P T, Hrishikesh Karandikar, Ihsan Javid, induchoodan sreedharan amalath, Ishan Sadwelkar, Jaichand Johnson, Jayakrishnan U, Jayant Wadatkar, jayaprakash m t, Jaydev Mandal, Jinesh P S, jismi m o, Jithin Johnson, JOMY VARGHESE, J.Thomas Cheruvallil, Jyothish Nelson, Kalyan Varma, Kanupriya Sisodia, karthikeyan chennimalai, Kaustubh Rau, Kelly Sekhon, Kenneth Anderson Nature Society, Kiran bagade, kiran more, Komal Matieda, Krishnadas Mallya, Krishna Girish, Krishna Kumar, Krishna Murthy, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Kumar RR, Kunan Naik, Lawrence Mathappan, Lloyd Fernandes, Lokesh Ohri, Madhurima Das, madhushri mudke, Manan Singh Mahadev, Mandar Bhagat, Manibharathi manoharan, Manish Kumar, Manju Sinha, meher preetham, Mihir Barve, Mike Prince, Milan Sojitra, Mittal Gala, m m r, Mohan Raj K., Mohith Shenoy, Monica Kaushik, MUHAMMED NEZEEM V N, Murali Rajagopalan, Muthukumaran Balasubramanian, Muthu Narayanan, Nagendra Nayak, Naman Goyal, NA NA, Nandana prasanth, Nandkishor Dudhe, Navanit Arakeri, Naveen MR, Neha Waikar, Nesmal Nizam, Nikolaj Thomsen, Nimish Kane, nimitha damodaran, Niranjan A, Nirmal Gourav Das, Nishant Shah, Nitin Marathe, Noopur Sahasrabudhe, Padmanav Kundu, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, PANKAJ GUPTA, Pankaj raina, Pat Ravindran, Pavan Patel, Pavan Reddy, P. B. Samkumar, peeyush sekhsaria, Prabhakar Manjunath, Prabhakar Sastri, PRADEEP KUMAR V B, Prakash G, Prakhar Krishan, Pranav abi, praphul gopal, Prasanna Parab, PRASHANTHA KRISHNA M C, Prashanth NS, Praveen es, Praveen Eshwarappa, Praveen J, praveen kumar, Premchand Reghuvaran, Pronoy Baidya, Prudhvi Gali, Radhika Bajaj, Raghurama Hegde, Rajaram A, Raja Simma Pandiyan, Rajesh Kalra, rajesh nayak, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Rajgopal Patil, Raj Phukan, Raju Kasambe, Raman Kumar, Ramesh Desai, Ramit Singal, raphy kallettumkara, Ravi Meghani, renju tr, RESHMA BHAT, Rohan Chakravarty, Rohit Chakravarty, Rohith Srinivasan, Ronit Dutta, Roshan Kamath, Roshnath R, Rudraksha Chodankar, SACHIN KRISHNA M V, Sachin Shurpali, Sahamatha Bolwar, sahana m, sakthi manickam, Sampreeth Desai, Samyak Kaninde, Sandeep Bapat, Sandeep Krishna Das, Sandra Bouma, Sangeeta Pandit, Sangeetha AB, Sanjay Sondhi, Sanjay Thakur, Santharam V, santhosh kumar, sarayu ramakrishnan, Sashi Kumar, sasidharan manekkara, Sastha Prakash, Satyajit Shinde, Savithri Singh, Shah Jahan, Sharan V, Shariq Khan, Shashank Birla, SHEKHAR BOPARDIKAR, Shelley Rutkin, SHESHGIRI BAGDE, Shireesh Dharap, Shivaprakash Adavanne, Shivashankar Manjunatha, shobita asthana, Shrikanth nayak, Shubha Nava, Shwetha Bharathi, shyamkumar puravankara, Siddharth Hardikar, Siddhesh Bramhankar, Siddhesh Poyarekar, Siddhesh Surve, Sivakumar AK, Sivashankar Ramachandran, skanda sn, SOMSHRI PATNAIK, Soni Nambiar, Sourajit Ghosal, S R Gopalan, Srikanth Bhat, Subin Sudheendran, Subramanean Janakiraman, Subramanian Sankar, Subramniam Venkatramani, sudhakaran kk, sugadev sugathan, Sugandhi Gadadhar, Suguna R, Suhel Quader, Sujato Datta, Sumesh b, Sumin George, Surendhar Boobalan, Suresh Rana, Surya Bharanidhara, Swetashree Purohit, SYAMILI MANOJ, Syed Muzamil, Taksh Sangwan, Tallulah D’Silva, tanuja dasharath haunsbhavi, Tanya Seshadri, TheNatureTrust (GroupAccount), Thomas Job, Thorkild Michaelsen, TKS Thathachari, tony antony, T R Shankar Raman, ts prasanth, Udiyaman Shukla, Utkarsh Chowdhary, Utkarsh Maheshwari, Vaidehi Gunjal, Varun Kher, vedant kumbhar, Veerendra Prabhu, Vignesh Menon, Vigneshwaran B, Vijayalakshmi Rao, Vijay Anand Ismavel, Vineeth Viswanath, Vinoba Anand, Vinod Kumar.V, Vinoth P, Vipul Ramanuj, viral joshi, Vishal D, Vishnu Murali, Vishnupriyan Kartha, Vishwatej Pawar, Vivek George, Vivek Puliyeri, Yagnesh Desai, Yogesh Parashar.

Now on to the eBirding Challenge for December: 20 ‘shared’ lists!

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Dec 2014 eBirding Challenge: 20 ‘shared’ lists

challenge-logo[Update: to count, your list must be shared with another person’s account; lists shared only with group accounts are ineligible.]

It’s December already, how time flies! To mark the last month of 2014, and to set the stage for a wonderful new birding year in 2015, this month’s eBirding Challenge is a bit different. So while you are finishing uploading your lists for November’s challenge (deadline: 5th Nov), do start on the challenge for December — which is to upload at least 20 ‘shared’ lists during the month.

Although solitary birding brings its own rewards, winter is a great time to bird with your friends and family. Perhaps they are already watch birds, and if not maybe you can introduce them to the joys of birding. Either way, when you do go birding with others, what better way to make the experience stay in memory than to upload the trip list to eBird and ‘share’ it with those who were with you. In eBird, to share a list is to make a copy into your friend’s account — so only share with those who accompanied you on your trip!

If you are unfamiliar with list sharing in eBird, please do read through this overview first.

The target for December is for at least 20 of your lists during the month to be ‘shared’ with your birding companions. As in earlier challenges, each list should be an effort-based, complete list, of at least 15 min in durationicon_tooltip. Do remember that all people on a shared list get credit for that list. So, for example, if A and B go birding together and A shares the list with B, then both of them get a tally of 1 against their name towards the December challenge.

Why emphasize shared lists? Well, many reasons. We have noticed that many trip lists have lots of people (in eBird: “Number of people in your birding party”), but are not shared with them. This misses a great opportunity for everyone who went birding to open their ‘bird account’ in eBird.

Also, occasionally there are people who went birding together who upload separate lists. Instead, if one person does the initial upload and then shares with others it saves effort, and also tags all shared lists as coming from the same birding trip, which is important for generating meaningful output from the data, including maps and seasonal barcharts.

Finally, we would like to encourage everyone to introduce new people to birding — whether colleagues, friends or family: please do so and then share the lists with them, so that they also become part of our collective effort to document India’s birds!

Please upload all your December lists by 5 January so that we can announce the results on 6 January. All birders who reach the target will be named and recognized on this website. One of these names will be chosen at random to receive a small birding-related gift in appreciation.

Here are the general rules of our monthly challenges. You can keep track of fresh lists coming in from India at this page.

Important. if you are new to eBird, please read this description first, and do take a look at the Beginner’s Guide.

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‘Sharing’ your bird lists

share-list-screenshotBirding is often a solitary pursuit. Some of our most memorable experiences are from birding alone; with no other person coming between us and our immersion in the natural world and the wonders it contains.

But birding can also be an immensely rewarding social activity. Whether we are out with a group of friends, competing to twitch the first rarity of the day; or with a senior expert from whom we which to learn; or introducing a group of beginners to the world of birds — birding in groups allows us to learn from each other and share each others’ excitement.

This article assumes that you don’t need convincing that documenting your sightings in some way is interesting and important. Presumably you already use eBird or some other way of maintaining your bird records. Our goal here is encourage you, when birding with others, to ‘share‘ your sightings with them.

What is ‘sharing’?

In eBird, when you share your list with your friends, and they accept the shared list, this makes a copy of the list in their accounts. After your friend accepts the list s/he can edit the list to add or delete species according to what he or she saw and heard during your birding trip together. Remember to share your list only with those who were physically with you while birding. To simply tell others about your birding trip, don’t ‘share'; just send them the link to your list!

share-iconWhy share your list with others who were with you?

There are several reasons to share your lists:

  • Hopefully all of the people in your group would like to maintain a record of the birds they have seen/heard. If one person takes the job of making the list, and then shares it, that saves a lot of effort!
  • By sharing the list, the eBird database ‘knows’ that the sightings from multiple people come from the same birding trip, and so can avoid false duplication of records when displaying output like maps or seasonal barcharts.
  • If you are doing a nature walk with beginners, do encourage them to create eBird accounts and then share the list of sightings with them — it can be very exciting and motivating for newcomers to birding to see their observations online!
  • If your birding friends aren’t already on eBird, ask them to create accounts so that they can accept your shared list. In this way, you can encourage more birders to begin documenting their sightings on this central platform; which helps them maintain their records and at the same time contributes to a better understanding of the distribution, abundance and seasonality of the birds that we all love.

percent-shared-listsAt the moment, about 9% of all eBird lists from India are shared. Most such lists are shared by the original lister with just 1 or 2 other birders, as you can see from the table on the right. But there are several lists that are shared among 8 or more people. Many of these are from pelagic birding trips, such as this one from Kerala and this from Goa. But there are also terrestrial lists that have been shared across a large number, for example this one from Nagarahole (Karnataka).

List sharing step-by-step

  1. You can share your list immediately after submitting your list or by coming back to your list (through My eBird, then Manage My Lists), and clicking on Share.
  2. eBird-shareIf you know the eBird username of the person you are sharing with, that’s the easiest way to share. If you don’t know the username, then you can specify his/her email address; if that email address is not associated with an eBird account, your friend will be prompted to create an account. (But to avoid creating duplicate accounts, it’s best if your friend sets up an account first and send you the username).
  3. Your friend will get an email asking whether he or she would like to accept the shared list.
  4. When your friend clicks to accept the shared list, an exact copy of your list is made into his/her account. This includes not only the species list and counts, but also the species comments, including any embedded photos, videos or sound files.
  5. After the list has been accepted, the two lists (yours and your friend’s) are completely separate. Any changes you subsequently make to your list will not affect your friend’s list, and vice versa. This means that you can begin by entering the complete trip list, and after sharing you can delete the species you did not personally see. Similarly your friends can delete species they did not see, and they can add species that were not on your list. In this way, everyone can keep an accurate account of their personal records. (But please make such changes only after the shared list has been accepted by your friend; any changes made before acceptance of the shared list will be copied when the list is accepted.)

For more information, and detailed description of checklist sharing in eBird, with screenshots, see this article on the main eBird site.

Happy sharing!

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October eBirders of the month

challenge-logoAll through October we were somewhat worried about the challenge that had been set: to upload at least 15 complete lists icon_tooltip, totalling at least 15 hours of birding. Was this too much? Would anyone be able to reach the target?

At first, it seemed as though our fears might come true. After all, the number of complete, effort-based lists of at least 15 min duration in October was 1,652 , considerably fewer than in September, when 3,043 such lists were uploaded to eBird from India. Of course, the spike in September was partly because of the Kerala Onam Bird Count: 1,078 lists were uploaded from Kerala during that four-day period alone!

In all, 257 birders uploaded 1,923 lists of all types in October, together accounting for 42,475 records.

As it turns out, we needn’t have worried about the October challenge. In all, 22 eBirders met or exceeded the target of 15 eligible lists, totalling 15 hours of birding. They are:

Able Lawrence
Aidan & Savio Fonseca
Anish Aravind
Ashutosh Singh
Bela Arora
Chithrabhanu Pakaravoor
Dr George PJ
Erle Brito
Ganeshwar S V
Hari Kumar
Kiran More
Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi
Manju Sinha
Panchapakesan Jeganathan
Premchand Reghuvaran
Rajesh Kalra
Ramit Singal
Shivaprakash Adavanne
Shivashankar Manjunatha
Shubha Nava
T R Shankar Raman
Vivek Puliyeri

Many congratulations to all of them!

One of these 22 was chosen using a computer-generated random number to receive a small gift, and that person is

Hari Kumar

who receives a copy of Simon Barnes’s How to be a (Bad) Birdwatcher: To the Greater Glory of Life. (You can read a review here.)

Here is the full list of all 257 contributors from October 2014:

Aakash Upadhyay, Aasheesh Pittie, abha manohark, abhijeet  avate, abhijith a.p.c, Abhijith surendran, Abhinand C, Abhirami M Jayakumar, Abhirami-Niranjana C, Able Lawrence,  Aidan & Savio Fonseca, AJAZUL HAQ, Ajit A, Amaresh Sarangi, Amol Lopes, Anagha Bagade, anant pande, Anil  Mahajan, Anil tripathi, Anil UK, Anish Aravind, Anish Mohan Thampi, anitha sundar, Anjali J, Anjitha Devarajan, anne cain, Anoop CR, Anoop King, anshuman sarkar, Anupam Gupta, Arathy S Kumar, Aravind AM, arjun suresh, Arnav Anish, Arun Bhaskaran, arun  lal, Arya Vinod, Ashutosh Singh, Ashwin Baindur, Ashwin Gokhale, Atharva Damle, Atharva Phadke, Avadhesh Malik, Avdhut Kanago, Balwant Negi, Bela Arora, Bhagyashree Ingle, Bhakti Salgaonkar, Bhalchandra Pujari, Binod Borah, Biswajit De, brett gleitsmann, Castro Karthi, Chinmay Rahane, chithrabhanu pakaravoor, Chris Bowden, Cynthia Sinclair, david stanton, Debashis Chowdhury, Deepak Balasubramanian, Deepak Jois, Deepak Sahu, Dhananjai Mohan, dhananjay rao, dhanesh  a, dilip kg, Dipu Karuthedathu, Divya Mudappa, Dr George P J, Erle Brito, Eveny Luis, Farhad P, Fauzia Arief, Fionna Prins, Ganeshwar  S V, Garima Bhatia, Gaurav Nalkur, geethanjali ravindran, girish jahtar, Gnanaskandan Kesavabharathi, G Parameswaran, Graham B Langley, Hanuman Gawas, hari kumar, HARI MAVELIKARA, HARSHADA GAUNS, harsha nr, Hemant Dhadnekar, Himansh Pahwa, himanshu tembhekar, Hiran Sasidharan, Hrishikesh Karandikar, Ihsan Javid, Indranil Basu, induchoodan sreedharan amalath, Ishan Sadwelkar, Jaichand Johnson, James Williams, Jayan Thomas, Jayant  Wadatkar, jayaprakash m t, Jaydev Mandal, Jayesh Ghanekar, Jinesh P S, J.Thomas Cheruvallil, K ABHISHEK, Karthik Achar, Kaustubh Rau, Kedar Patil, Kiran bagade, kiran more, Kishore Bhargava, Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Kunan Naik, Kushal  Kulkarni, Lloyd Fernandes, madhushri mudke, Mandar  Bhagat, Manish  Kumar, Manju Sinha, Manoj Karingamadathil, Mariam Shajahan, meher preetham, Mihir Barve, Mike Prince, Mittal Gala, Mohith Shenoy, monali shah, Monica Kaushik, Muthu Narayanan, M V BHAKTHA, Nandana prasanth, nanda ramesh, Neethu George Thoppan, Neha Waikar, Nikhil Fuge, Nikolaj Thomsen, nimitha damodaran, Niranchana Venkatadri, Omkar Dharwadkar, omkar naik, Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Parvez Kaleem, Pat Ravindran, peeyush sekhsaria, Prakash G, Prakriti IIT Madras, Pranav Shinde, Prasanna Gautam, Prasanna Parab, PRASHANTHA KRISHNA M C, Pratik Humnabadkar, Praveen J, Premchand Reghuvaran, Pronoy Baidya, Rahul Matmari, Raja Simma Pandiyan, Rajesh  Kalra, Rajesh Khanna, rajesh nayak, Rajgopal Patil, Rajneesh Suvarna, Raju Kasambe, RAJU MENON, Raman Kumar, Ramesh Desai, Ramit Singal, raphy kallettumkara, renju tr, RESHMA  BHAT, Ribish Thomas, Robert Scrimger, Rohit Chakravarty, Ronit Dutta, RYAN DSOUZA, Sachin Shurpali, sahana m, Sameer Desai, Sampreeth Desai, Samyak Kaninde, Samyukth Sridharan, Sandeep Bapat, santhosh kumar, santosh thakur, sarayu ramakrishnan, Sarthak Awhad, Sashi Kumar, sasidharan manekkara, Sastha Prakash, Sathyanarayanan KD, Shah Jahan, Sharan V, Shariq Khan, Shashank Birla, SHESHGIRI BAGDE, Shireesh Dharap, Shivaprakash Adavanne, Shivashankar Manjunatha, shobita asthana, Shrikanth nayak, Shubha Nava, Shwetha Bharathi, Siddharth  Hardikar, Siddhesh Bramhankar, Sid Padgaonkar, Sivakumar AK, Sivashankar Ramachandran, skanda sn, Soni Nambiar, Soumya Prasad, Sourajit Ghosal, S R  Gopalan, Srinivasa Shenoy, Stefan Andrew, Subhajit Roy, Subhankar Dassarkar, Subharanjan Sen, Subin Sudheendran, Subramanian  Sankar, Suhel Quader, Sumesh  b, Sumin George, Surendhar Boobalan, Suresh Brar, Suresh  Rana, Syed Muzamil, Taksh Sangwan, tanuja dasharath haunsbhavi, Tanya Seshadri, teddy nirappaan, TheNatureTrust (GroupAccount), Thomas Job, Thorkild Michaelsen, Tim Bawden, TKS Thathachari, tony antony, T R Shankar Raman, Udiyaman Shukla, Vaidehi  Gunjal, vaisakh george, Varun Kher, Vasu Anand, vedant kumbhar, Vignesh Menon, Vijayalakshmi Rao, Vijay Ramachandran, Vinoba Anand, vinod k, vin shutterbug, Vishal D, Vishnupriyan Kartha, Vishwatej Pawar, Vivek Puliyeri, Wahiba Humam, Yagnesh Desai, Yogesh Parashar, Yudhveer Singh Rathore.

Now on to the eBirding Challenge for November: 20 lists from a single location!

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Nov 2014 eBirding Challenge: 20 lists from a single location

challenge-logoIt’s time again to announce a new eBirding Challenge — this time for November. (And to remind everyone to please upload your October Challenge lists by 5th November.)

Winter brings a number of exciting migrants to our region, and we birders tend to make the most of the season by covering as many locations as possible. This is excellent, but November’s Challenge is actually about consistency.

The target for November is to upload at least 20 complete lists from the same location during the month. As in earlier challenges, each list should be an effort-based, complete list, of at least 15 min in durationicon_tooltip.

Why focus on the same location? The idea is to encourage us all to live and breathe birding — that is, be on the watch for birds all the time, not only when we go to a specific place where many species can be seen.

The advantages are several: when we get into the habit of being on a constant lookout for birds, we tend to notice much more of what is around us. When walking around within binoculars and fieldguide we better understand our personal limitations as birders. While doing so, many of us have realized that we can’t tell the difference between the calls of Red-whiskered and Red-vented Bulbuls; or between a glimpse of Common and Jungle Mynas. In learning these differences, by trial and error, we become better birders.

Further, by regularly recording the birds in a familiar area, we better understand how regularly or irregularly particular species are seen at the same location, and how their occurrence and numbers change over the seasons.

We don’t mean to discourage you at all from exploring a diversity of birding spots during the month! But at the same time, do try and do a regular 15-min list through the month at your home, office, campus, or any location you can easily visit; perhaps a nearby lake or park.

Please upload all your November lists by 5 December so that we can announce the results on 6 December. All birders who reach this target will be named and recognized on this website. One of these names will be chosen at random to receive a small birding-related gift in appreciation.

Here are the general rules of our monthly challenges. You can keep track of fresh lists coming in from India at this page.

Important. if you are new to eBird, please read this description first, and do take a look at the Beginner’s Guide.

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