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Some Glimpses from Madhya Pradesh

Recently, I had been to Madhya Pradesh, popularly known as ‘The Heart of India’ and I must say that I was amazed at the diversity and variety of places to visit in the state. Starting from the holy Hindu temples at Khajuraho and Ujjain to the early man caves at Bhimbhetka, Madhya Pradesh has a Read More

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A Few Woodpeckers

The Indian Subcontinent is home to 30 species of woodpeckers (belonging to the family Picidae). Over the last few years, I have managed to spot and photograph a few of them. In India, they vary in sizes from small Pygmy Woodpeckers (13cm) to the Great Slaty Woodpecker(58cm). An interesting observation on these birds are their Read More

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Jungle Lore : A Birding Lodge !

The concept of a Birding Lodge : A birding lodge/resort basically refers to a property where birders can find accommodation and enjoy watching birds in the nearby environment. In other words, humans and birds would co-exist together in the same property. In order to ensure that birds do live in the resort, the managing staff Read More

Pangot Mountain View (birding in Pangot)

Birding in Pangot

It is always a great feeling to visit newer places and discover newer birds. This September, I got an opportunity to visit Kumeria, Mohan (Corbett National Park Outskirts) followed by Pangot and Sattal. The trip was organised and sponsored by Asian Adventures India and I was accompanied by Anirban Da. Birding in this part of Uttarakhand Read More

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Birding in Bhubaneswar

From Kolkata to Bhubaneswar : My close friends know that I had to move from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar to pursue Computer Science Engineering in KIIT University in July, 2016. As a birding enthusiast, it became necessary for me to continue birding and photography, in spite of the change of surroundings and atmosphere. Since, now it’s Read More

List of Common Birds : Part 4

Quick Recap : This is the fourth blog post which deals with the introduction of the birds whom we are most likely to come across. (Here are the previous links : Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3). Since, this is the last post dealing with this topic, I have selected some slightly less Read More

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List of Common Birds : Part 3

More Commoners : The previous blog posts regarding commoners concentrated on the most common species available around us (seen everywhere). Here are their links : [Post 1] [Post 2].  The upcoming posts (including this one) would focus on slightly less common birds who are abundantly available in the environment, but are easier to spot, when we look Read More

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List of Common Birds : Part 2

The Importance of Commoners : As stated in my previous blogpost, the upcoming posts including this one, would deal with an introduction to some common species of birds who are popularly termed as ‘Commoners’.We should also know why commoners are important to us. Firstly, they are the ones who are easiest to spot. Therefore, for Read More

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List of Common Birds : Part 1

The Concept of Commoners : The previous blogposts dealt with the behaviour of birds, the techniques for their identification, their classification and the analysis on their activity. The upcoming posts including this one, will deal with an introduction to some common species who are popularly termed as ‘Commoners’. The following are a list of some Read More

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Basics of Birding : Families and activity

The previous post dealt with basics of birding which focused more on approaching birds and identifying them. This post emphasises on bird activity and co-existence. To understand birds, we must know their classifications and their respective characteristics. Families :   Different families of birds are categorized on basis of their habits, structure, etc. Some of Read More

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