Birding in Mangalajodi

Common Snipe

About Mangalajodi : Located in the northern banks of the famous Chilka Lake, Mangalajodi is just 68 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. It is a fresh water zone which is interconnected by several channels (both natural and man-made). When winter sets in, Mangalajodi witnesses the approach of a large number of migratory birds¬†(mostly waders). Consequently, it becomes […]

A Few Woodpeckers

Greater Yellownape

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 […]

Jungle Lore : A Birding Lodge !

Jungle Lore Hide

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 […]

Birding in Pangot

Pangot Mountain View (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 […]

Birding in Bhubaneswar

Shikra (Female)

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 […]

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 […]