Nov 112013
 

It was a last minute decision by me to join the group exploring Birding around Southern Coastal Karnataka.
Our group Santosh Bengaluru, Amith Kumar , Savitha Ravi, Parimala Ranganath & Shankar Sg.

We left Bangalore at 10:30pm & reached Udupi by 6:00am, had a quick fresh & headed to Hoode-Bengare.

Places covered on Day-1 : Hoode-Bengare, Kaup , Mulki

Rufous-Treepie

Rufous Treepie 

Goldenback-Woodpecker

Lesser Goldenback Woodpecker

If  planing to visit Mulki , Low tide is the best time & prior check of tide movement for that day would be advisable.

Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper Juv

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Small Blue Kingfisher

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Kentish Plover

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Western Reef Egret

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Lesser Sand Plover

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Curlew Sandpiper

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Curlew

Whimbrel

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Eurasian Curlew

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Dolphin

Common-Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

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Grey Plover

Brown-Headed-Gulls

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Brown-Headed Gull

Kaup light House

Kaup Light House

Ruddy-turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Mulki

Mulki

When we reached Mulki in evening it was low tide , We could walk around this place & see thousands of crabs emerging out, But next day morning due to high tide the water level was 5 feet submerging this place.

Crabs

Red-Fiddler-Crab

Red Fiddler crab

Hermit-Crab

Hermit Crab

Red-Shank

Common Redshank

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Lesser Sand Plover

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Black-tailed Godwit

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Pacific Golden Plover

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Terek Sandpiper

Places covered on Day-2 : Sasihithlu, Kapu, Someshwara.

Sasihitlu

Sasihithlu

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Grey Plover

Bluetailed-Bee-eater

Blue Tailed Bee-Eater

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Common Greenshank

Thanks to the wonderful team 🙂 Santosh & Amith for idying the birds & preparing the checklist 🙂 .

Also I would recommend to buy a book on Birds of Southern Coastal Karnataka with Kannada & local names of the birds.

To download our checklist right click on link & save Checklist

  4 Responses to “Southern Coastal Karnataka – Bird Photography”

  1. You just let the photos speak 😀 Enjoyed the e-visit very much!

  2. Beautiful birds and well documented. TFS.. 🙂

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