the beautiful Hilton Head Island

the beautiful Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is a small island in the U.S. state of South Carolina that is known for its beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches and golf courses. Its a perfect place to visit especially if you are a nature lover, since the Savannah Wildlife National Refuge as well the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge are within an hour of a drive. Needless to say, we did visit them along with couple of beaches and our experience was nothing but fantastic! Read more

Pench National Park

Pench National Park

Pench National Park is one of our favourite wildlife parks in Central India for more reasons than just getting a chance to see the majestic Bengal Tiger in the wild; one being the excellent birding opportunities and second being the variety of natural habitats this park has! Read more

One road trip, five states!

One road trip, five states!

It was the Thanksgiving weekend, which meant a really long weekend and hence time for a long holiday. We planned a road trip this time – driving from Atlanta all the way to New Orleans, covering over 1200 miles in four days as we drove through 5 states – Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Read more

Bird-watching around Ratnagiri

Bird-watching around Ratnagiri

As the winters are round the corner, we planned a quick trip to Kotawade – Ratnagiri again this year and yes; we stayed at the same place as last time (Atithy Parinay). This time we decided to spend more time relaxing and spending some time at the pristine beaches around the place. Read more

Birding in Goa

Birding in Goa

It was our 1st trip to Goa after we got into birding, so obviously we were all eager and geared up to check-out the birds in Goa. Couple of birding friends also suggested some hotspots for birding in Goa; however due to Ganesh Chaturthi and just 6 days at hand, we had to drop quite a no. of these hotspots. We finalized on driving through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wild-life Sanctuary right up-to Tambi Surla and also check the Carambolim Lake specifically for birding apart from being on look-out for birds at all times. Best part was that we had decided to drive down from Pune to Goa via Belgaum through Chorla ghats, which did turn out to be very eventful!

We started out journey from Pune at 5 AM. Just as we crossed Katraj ghat and sun was rising, I saw a Shikra perching on a branch right next to the road. That was the 1st stop of the many stops which followed later :D.  As we approached Satara, we saw quite a no. of large grey babblers, laughing doves and long tailed shrikes all along the way. We halted at Karad for breakfast and then resumed our journey.

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