We are happy to report that, in October, MigrantWatch crossed the 25,000 observations
mark in the database. The record observation was contributed by Nil Mohite from Amravati, Maharashtra. Here are some more details
explaining why this is such an extraordinary landmark. Congratulations and thanks to all MigrantWatchers who have contributed to this!
The number of reports on MigrantWatch received a fillip in October. Popular winter migrants like Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail and White Wagtail were joined by Black Restart and Barn Swallow. Meanwhile, Jayan Thomas
reported two very interesting and rare species -- the Pectoral Sandpiper and Caspian Plover from Cannanore, Kerala. Waterfowl have also begun to trickle in wetlands across the country, and geese are likely to follow in the coming weeks.
As winter sets in, we hope to see many more interesting records. Please continue to log in your observations this winter. And please let us know if you have comments and suggestions. Do also check out our blog
for new and interesting articles.
Raman, Anushree and Suhel