This saturday (24th March 2018), we were off to Veer Dam. Activity seemed relatively low as compared to our previous trip a month back. Key sightings included the Indian Thick-knee and a Common Hawk-Cuckoo – the 1st individual we sighted this season with a total of 50+ bird species. Read more
With the onset of monsoons around a month back, we had started exploring relatively drier regions of Pune – Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary & Morgaon. However the rains seemed to have halted for sometime, which made us take a chance of birding at Veer Dam last Sunday. What followed next was a close encounter with the small yet beautiful Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera). Incidentally, this day also happened to be 3rd anniversary of Whistling Trails! 😀 Read more
Veer Dam is a key bird-watching hotspot around Pune; especially famous for the Bar-headed Geese & Demoiselle Cranes. We have done multiple trips to this place in different seasons and have been pleasantly surprised with some of the sightings at this place. Till date we have sighted over 170 different species of birds at Veer Dam. One of the best parts about this place is that you will get to see Waders, Raptors as well as Flycatchers in and around Veer Dam. Not many places offer such variety.. Located around 70 KMs from Pune, this place offers a good stretch of 7-8 KMs along the river Nira. This entire belt along the river is extremely rich with Avifauna.
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