Central Ethiopia

The festive holidays in India gave us an excellent opportunity to visit Ethiopia as it coincided with the near perfect birding season of the country. We were also very excited to walk the ancient land where apes may have started walking upright, thus paving the way for humans to evolve. However, as we only had […]

Sri Lanka

Summary: We squeezed in a birding trip to Sri Lanka just before Rishi started off with his new job and were completely blown away by the Sri Lankan hospitality and the very friendly people. As our trip coincided with the Sri Lankan New Year, we were invited on several occasions by villagers to their homes […]

The Naga Princess

Summary: An an extension to our Mishmi Hills trip, we spent three days at Khonoma and managed to see several interesting birds like the Striped Laughingthrush, Brown-capped Laughingthrush, Assam Laughingthrush and Red-faced Liocichla while the Spot-breasted Laughingthrush remained heard only. Apart from birding, we also got an opportunity to briefly experience the Angami culture and […]

Tal Chhapar

Summary: We drove to Tal Chhapar during the 2015 Christmas weekend. Key birds spotted during the trip were the White-browed Bushchat, Kashmir Flycatcher, Brooks’s Leaf Warbler, Spotted Creeper, Red-tailed Wheatear among others. Travel Dates: 24 Dec 2015 – 27 Dec 2015 Location covered: Tal Chhapar and surroundings Interstate Travel: Self Drive Noida – Gurgaon – […]

Desert National Park

Summary: A short trip was planned to the Desert National Park with an aim to spot the Great Indian Bustard. Birding was exceptional and some of the key birds spotted were: Great Indian Bustard (Godavan), Macqueen’s Bustard, Trumpeter Finch and Cream-coloured Courser among others. Apart from the excellent birding, we managed to spot several mammals […]