Bhitarkanika National Park in Orissa is famous for its migratory bird sightings, dense mangrove cover and crocodile reserve. It is home to reptiles like Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Indian python, King cobra, and birds such as black ibis, darters and
Duck, duck, goose! Read about bird watching, especially the duck or rather- the anatids, and various other trivia in the first of a double article by Sumit Sen with illustrations by the talented Rohan Chakravarty. Anatids Anatids are distributed worldwide, except for
The shallow Maguri wetland near Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in Assam is a lesser known destination but a haven of birds and aquatic beauties. It is still a virgin destination, connected with the Dibru River and surrounded by villages on three
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