the Majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle

the Majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle

A visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in midst of scorching heat this summer season threw up a pleasant surprise in form of a close encounter with the majestic Short-toed Snake Eagle that will be cherished forever. It was very much of an impromptu plan to visit this place in summers; and we are glad that we took the chance..! Read more

Birding in the Himalayan Foothills..

Birding in the Himalayan Foothills..

Birding in Himalayas was very high on our list; and we finally managed to visit Chopta – Uttarakhand this summer. Travelling as part of Wild India Eco Tours, we sighted over 140 species of birds, the beautiful clad Himalayas, and some stunning landscapes with the lovely hospitality of Mr. Yashpal Negi and his family. Key sightings included the Pygmy Wren & Scaly-breasted Babblers, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Bearded Vulture, Red-billed Chough, Golden Bush Robin, Koklass Pheasant, Read more

Raptors galore @ Tal Chhapar & Jorbeer

Raptors galore @ Tal Chhapar & Jorbeer

For someone wants to observe the “birds of prey” up-close, Tal Chhapar and Jorbeer in Rajasthan are two names that come to mind. We had our Wild India Eco Tours trip to these areas in February this year and we were surely not disappointed, inspite of the overcast weather. We sighted over 80 species with three species each of the Vultures, falcons, eagles, two species of buzzards that included some rare birds like the Saker Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard along with Indian Spotted Creeper Read more

Hampi – Temples, Monuments, Ruins & Wildlife

Hampi – Temples, Monuments, Ruins & Wildlife

Winter season being the best times for exploring birds and wildlife, we some how managed to pull off the 1st weekend this February and plan a quick 3 day trip to Hampi. As we were planning for a trip filled with architectures, monuments and landscapes; we soon found out about the unique and buzzing wildlife activity around Hampi – The globally threatened Yellow-throated Bulbul, the colourful Painted Spurfowl and Painted Sandgrouse, the mighty Indian Eagle Owl, the Sloth BearsRead more

Weekend Birding @ Bhigwan & Veer dam

Weekend Birding @ Bhigwan & Veer dam

A weekend getaway to Bhigwan & Veer dam – this tour with Wild India Eco Tours was the 1st of 2016. We had a lovely time in these two days sighting over 70 species of birds with some key sightings of the Greater White-fronted Goose, Bar-headed Geese, Demoiselle Cranes, Peregrine Falcon, Greater Spotted Eagle, Indian Coursers & Small Pratincoles. Read more

Bird-watching in Goa – Ghats, Mangroves & Wetlands!

Bird-watching in Goa – Ghats, Mangroves & Wetlands!

This was probably the most awaited bird-watching trip of 2015 with Wild India Eco Tours; a full 3 day bird-watching in the Goa. With me being a Goan, we have done birding in Goa every time we went home, but doing a full fledged birding trip was high on our wish list; and we were not wrong to be so much excited about it – 15 lifers &  over 150+ species in 3 days with some very special sightings like the Great Hornbill, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Blue-bearded Bee-eater and more..!!! Read more