Dec 272014
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary

Pulicat is a small seashore township. Situated on the barricade island of Sriharikota which divides the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal, it is located at a distance of 18km from Sullurupeta, It is the second leading brackish lagoon in India–covering a total area of 720 sq km of which 84% comes in Andhra

Mar 012014
Magadi Bird Sanctuary – Bar-Headed Goose

A quick plan along with Santosh, Yoganand , Avinash & me to visit Magadi lake, Lakshmeshwar, Gadag on 1st march 2014 to see Bar-headed goose which has come all the way from Mongolia & Tibet. Magadi Lake is in a small village Magadi of Shirahatti taluk, Gadag District, Karnataka. It is located 11Kms from Lakshmeshwar

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 :

Nov 032013
Birdwatching around Guwahati – Dipor bil

Dipor Bil or Deepor Beel is located in the south-west of Guwahati city. It is a permanent freshwater lake in the former south channel of Brahmaputra River. It is called as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention which has listed the lake for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance

May 082013
Ooty – Udhagamandalam

        Ooty is the district capital of Nilgiri, Tamilnadu. I know everyone knows about it , So will  jump to why I visited & wrote about it. Distance: Approx 265Kms from Bangalore. Route I took: Bangalore > Mysore > Nanjangud > Bandipur > Masingudi > Ooty. Why I went : Bird Photography

Jan 072013
Thippagondanahalli – TG Halli

Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathi and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore, India. The name Thippagondanahalli was named after the village head Thippagonda.  A supervised construction from the very great Bharatha Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The dam was built & inaugurated in

Jan 272012

Republic day was awesome as a group of birding friends decided Gulakmale as the destination for the day. Gulakmale is a small village near Kaggalipura of South Bangalore off kanakapura road. This place is accessible both from Kanakapura Road & Bannerghatta road. My route was through Kanakapura road ( Chamarajpet > K.R Road > Banashankari temple > Thalaghattapura

Dec 282011
Jayamangali Black Buck Reserve – Maidanahalli

Jayamangali Black Buck Reserve was a long pending trip on my wishlist. Day just came as Deepa Mohan initiated a day trip & I confirmed immediately. Jayamangali (formerly called as Maidanahalli) is in Madhugiri taluk, Tumkur district of Karnataka. This place is appox 140Kms from Bangalore where availability of food & drinking water is absolutely

Dec 202011

  Hessarghatta at 6:30am December It was more than a month i had been to birding after my Sundarbans tour, Two spots Nandi hills & Hesarghatta was on the list & finally decided on Hesarghatta, left home around 5:30am, fog all around & chilling breeze… ahhh!! fresh air after a longtime 🙂 . A drive

Mar 142011

It was a last minute decision between Nandi Hills & Hessarghatta lake. We picked Nandi Hills as we it was a long time we had visited this place in early 2010. Reached there by 6:15am & it was still foggy, we dint go directly to the top of the hill as it will get crowded