This saturday (03rd June 2018), we were off to Veer Dam. With pre-monsoon showers in last two days, the Nira river banks was a little damp and bird activity was okayish but we did get some really good opportunities to make images of common birds. Wooly-necked Storks, Barred Buttonquails, Brown Crake & a pair of Oriental Pratincoles were the highlights with 40+ bird species in total. Read more
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
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 Bears… Read more
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!
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
Bird-watching at Akshi – Day trip from Pune
The winter has arrived and so have the migratory birds. A quick bird-watching excursion to Akshi beach resulted in observing some lovely bird species which included four lifers – Great Knots, Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin and Caspian Gulls. Some other key highlights were the Terek & Curlew Sandpipers, Whimbrel, Whiskered Terns and Ruddy Turnstones. Read more