In the next installment of his series on the birds of NhavaSheva, Sylvester Alphonso talks about the Asian koel. While ruminating on my completion of a year with TS Rahaman at Nhava Sheva, I wonder at the beauty around me. The
Omnivorous and opportunistic in feeding, the Rufous treepie is a pleasant visitor to our young correspondent, as she recounts her encounter with the bird during her vacation in Ranthambore. My family and I went to Ranthambore National Park in the summer
The lesser-frequented tranquil coastal Karnataka provides a once-in-a lifetime experience to avid birders with a feast of passerine and pelagic avifauna. While planning a trip for the December 2018 break, we zeroed in on coastal Karnataka primarily for its avian residents.
A majestic bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family, the Crested Serpent Eagle(Spilornis cheela) is a raptor found frequently in Asia. What happens when you interrupt this fierce bird while it attempts to hunt for prey? It was perhaps one
A birder’s life is never dull, following the wings and whimsy of the feathered friends leads to interesting experiences and anecdotes to share. The arid and semi-arid habitat of Western India is often referred to as ‘Raptor-land’ of India. It was
The Common rock thrush derives its nomenclature from its habitat. With its distinctively vivid coloring, it is a joy to behold, and apatent resident of a birder and photographer’s portfolio. Vikramsinh Sodha speaks about his interest in birding, and specifically the
Birding in the NorthEast is always a pleasure, with its varied array of species. We bring to you yet a few more uncommon destinations for the avid birder - the Dibru Saikhowa National Park and the Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary. Some