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 […]

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 […]

Basics of Birding : Families and activity

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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 […]

Basics of Birding : How to start

Pigeon Description

What is birding? Birding (or bird-watching) is usually defined as the recreational hobby of observing wild birds and their activity in their natural habitat. This does not require any special talent or skill.¬† All one needs is to develop an affectionate feeling for birds and a strong desire to learn more about their activity. If […]