Guardians of Nature – Discovering India’s Vultures

Himalayan vulture or Gyps himalayensis or Himalayan griffon vulture during winter migration at jorbeer conservation reserve bikaner rajasthan india asia

Vultures play a crucial role as nature’s cleanup crew across diverse ecosystems like forests, grasslands, and deserts. They have evolved to thrive in various environments worldwide. Globally, there are 23 vulture species, with 16 inhabiting the Old World (Europe, Asia, Africa) and seven, including condors, residing in the New World (North and South America). India … Read more

Top 10 Birding Destinations in India in 2024

Top 10 Birding Destinations to visit in India in 2024

  Birdwatching in India is a captivating experience due to the country’s rich biodiversity and diverse landscapes that support an astonishing variety of bird species. From the Himalayan foothills to the coastal regions and the vast expanses of forests and wetlands, India offers birdwatchers an incredible array of habitats to explore. The country boasts over … Read more

Top 5 Birding Sites in Western Himalayas in India

best birding destinations in western himalayas

The Western Himalayas boast an array of captivating destinations for bird enthusiasts, each offering unique avian experiences. Among the top five birding destinations in this picturesque region are Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Pangot, Sattal, Chail, and Pong Dam. These locations, renowned for their diverse habitats and rich biodiversity, provide an exceptional opportunity to witness an extensive … Read more

Birding Areas for Spotting Critically Endangered Bird Species in India

Birding Areas for Spotting Endangered Bird Species in India

India’s Top Five Lesser-Known Protected Areas for Spotting Critically Endangered Bird Species   India, renowned for its rich biodiversity, hosts an array of lesser-known protected areas that serve as sanctuaries for some of the world’s most critically endangered bird species. While famous reserves often take the spotlight, these hidden havens harbor invaluable populations of avian … Read more

Top ten Ramsar sites in India to visit for birding

Top ten Ramsar sites in India to visit for birding

What are the Ramsar Sites? Concerned about the declining state of wetlands worldwide, nations came together to address this issue by signing a convention aimed at safeguarding and preserving internationally significant wetlands. The convention, which was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and became effective in 1975, has garnered participation from nearly … Read more

Top 5 Migratory Birds in India

Eurasian teal in Top 5 migratory birds in India

Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal movement of birds between their breeding and non-breeding (wintering) grounds. Many species of birds undertake long-distance migrations, traveling thousands of kilometers each year to reach their wintering grounds in search of food, a better climate, and breeding opportunities. Birds migrate to India for a variety of reasons, including: … Read more

FAQs for Birding in India – Destinations, Species, Do’s & Don’ts, Camera & Equipment

Birding and birdwatching in India Tour

What are the best places for birding in India? Some of the best places for birding in India include Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, Keoladeo National Park, Chilika Lake in Odisha, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kerala, and Kaziranga National Park in Assam.   What are some common bird species found … Read more

List of Bird Sanctuaries, Birding Areas and Ramsar sites in India

list of bird sanctuaries in India

There are 10000 species of birds found all over the world. India is a birdwatching paradise with more than 1300 bird species recorded, with 72 of them being endemic to India. India is currently eight in the top 8 countries for the maximum number of bird species recorded. Four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots … Read more

Northeast India Birding – Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Manipur

Green-billed Malkoha

North East India is one of the biologically richest regions in the world since it serves as the geographical “gateway” for much of India’s flora and fauna. The northeastern region of India has the highest floristic variety and, as a result, has a wealth of priceless genetic resources. Two major birding areas in the northeast … Read more