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 […]

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 […]