little beauty – Vernal hanging parrot

little beauty – Vernal hanging parrot

We generally do not focus our birding session on a single species but this Sunday was different as we sighted the Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) – the only species of parrot found in India, and spent 3 hours photographing and observing a flock of 8 of these little beauties.

We had started a bit late this time, around 5:30 AM from Pune and with no pre-decided location in mind, it was along the journey when we decided to drive through & explore Kaldari as we had sighted a Shaheen Falcon couple of weeks back in the same region. Read more

Wildlife around Hampi!

Wildlife around Hampi!

Winter season being the best season for exploring birds and wildlife, we finally managed to plan a quick 3 day trip to Hampi. We planned for a trip filled with architectures, monuments and landscapes; however 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 Bears

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the royal Indian Wolf..!

the royal Indian Wolf..!

When we came across with the majestic Indian Wolf for the 1st time in December 2015 during one of our bird-watching trip, we got totally mesmerized by the aura of this majestic mammal and of-course its hypnotic stare – a close encounter which will always be memorable. We have been visiting the grasslands around Pune for our regular bird-watching excursions but never came across the Wolf again.. until last Sunday. Read more

Weekend tour to Kaas & Thoseghar

Weekend tour to Kaas & Thoseghar

The Kaas Plateau; also known as “Kaas Pathar” is a biodiversity hotspot  (also a UNSECO World Heritage site) known for variety of flowers that bloom in months of August and September every year. We at Wild India Eco Tours visited the plateau on 2nd weekend on September 2016, along with a half day session to visit Chalkewadi & Thoseghar Waterfall.  Read more

amazing wilderness of Pench…

amazing wilderness of Pench…

Pench National Park has been the latest addition to list of wildlife excursions across India at Wild India Eco Tours. We did our 1st tour to Pench recently (1st weekend of June 2016) and it turned out to be a fantastic trip as the group witnessed some lovely sightings along with good photographic opportunities to capture variety of birds and mammals, including the majestic Bengal Tiger, Wild Dogs (Dholes) and Golden Jackals. We also managed to sight and identify over 50 species of birds – key sightings included 3 species of Vultures, Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Indian Scops Owl and more… 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