Apr 292016
 
Birding on a Canoe Ride in Satpura National Park

Sunset Canoe Ride & Birding In Satpura National Park Last time I visited Denwa Backwater Escape, on the periphery of Satpura Tiger Reserve, I was with Wife Jee and kids and we had a great time. So when I was invited by Pugdundee Safaris to visit Satpura once again I was indeed looking forward to it.  The fact that Wife Jee and kids were not happy on my solo visit is another story but I will not spill our family beans here. So on a hot afternoon, I arrived at Denwa Backwater Escape and the moment I met Chinmay [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312016
 
Photographing Birds In Backyard

Tips on watching & Photographing birds in Backyard It is not possible to visit wildlife parks regularly for many reasons, time and money just two of them. So how does one quench the thirst to click nature around you? Well for me I look around photographing birds in backyard. Technically it is not backyard as I live in a high-rise building that has emerged from the ashes of golden Sarson Ke Khet. I have to live with this burden for a long time but I try to compensate by doing my bit for our little friends around us, like installing [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262016
 
A Morning Drive to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & Last Sarson Ke Khet

The last of Sarson Ke Khet Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary That I regularly go bird watching at  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary near Gurgaon is old news. While I enjoy bird watching there with my friends and family at Sultanpur, each visit also now makes me a bit sad. As we approach the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and the Basai Wetlands that are on the way, the thoughts about future of these birding heavens makes me gloomy because the future of the Sanctuary as well as the Basai Wetlands is not secure. For me the visit to nature is all about the ecosystem, sustainability and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 222015
 
Trip Report : Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Birding with Kids

Birdwatching with Kids at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary I think first time I went to Sultanpur bird sanctuary was  before I was 10. I don’t remember seeing any birds at that time but we had great fun playing in the open. After that I have been to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary outside Gurgaon many times. Every now and then I take kids also for bird watching to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.  Though I am not sure how long the Sanctuary and the birds there will be able to withstand the steady growth of concrete jungle and mobile towers around it.  So I try [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 082012
 
Tal Chapar-Rajasthan for Bird Watching

  Tal Chapar: A Hidden Birding Paradise in  Rajasthan   Tal Chapar in Rajasthan a bird watching trip If you are ready to look beyond the forts, and palaces and tigers of Rajasthan then Tal Chapar ( also spelled Tal Chhapar) is for you. Tal what? You may ask an obvious question as Tal Chappar is still not an on the tourist circuit unless you are a raptor from Central Asia from countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,   Russia etc. Tal Chappar is to bird watching what Ranthambore and Jim Corbett are to tiger spotting. Situated in a hidden corner of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 162012
 
Birds Around PBEL City - The Lake Front

Typical human tendency is to go to exotic locations and totally ignore things that are around us. If I have to quote a hindi saying then….. ” Ghar Kee Murgee Daal Barabar” . This has been the case with me I have been going to various bird watching tours in city and to various national parks and mostly ignoring the Peerancheru lake right next to our home in PBEL City.  A Flock of Geese Take Off On Spotting Me Stork In Flight Greater Coucal So some time back when I had some time to kill and the sun was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]