Nightjars own the dark. To spy one by daylight is a gift from the night. An Indian Nightjar with a baby by its side is a vision Continue reading Indian Nightjar, Sweet Child O’Mine
Scarlet Macaws, Great Green Macaws, Shining Honeycreepers, King Vultures — a great big birding feast! What better way to spend Christmas in Boca Tapada, Costa Rica Continue reading Christmas at Boca Tapada – Costa Rica Birding Diary Day 3
Look closely at the eyes of a Black-winged Kite. Are they red? Or orange? Or yellow? The eyes will tell you if you are looking at an adult or a juvenile bird. Continue reading TL;DR – What colour are a Black-winged Kite’s eyes?
From white bats huddled like dumplings under banana leaves and shimmering hummingbirds and gaudy tree frogs, to majestic owls necking in the dark of the forest, it’s just another birding day in Guapiles, Costa Rica. Is crazy! Continue reading Muddy Boots in Guapiles | Costa Rica Birding Diary – Day 2
Exploring the bird life of Costa Rica, Sandy meets many that he assumes are either marital partners or relatives, but is mistaken! Continue reading Costa Rica Birding Diary | Day 1 – Cinchona and Sarapiqui
Seeing one White-naped Woodpecker is exciting. Seeing a pair at work in the woodland is a bonus. And here’s a fun fact about the bird’s Latin name. Continue reading TL;DR – White-naped Woodpecker Double Bill
There are no ugly ducklings. And here’s proof! Just one look at these adorable young Indian Spot-billed Ducks and you’ll want to adopt them Continue reading TL;DR – No Ugly Ducklings
Little Grebes are tiny wetland birds specially adapted for diving in search of food. Each dive can last up to 30 seconds! Continue reading TL;DR – Little Grebe, Holy Diver, Tireless Parent
Pheasant-tailed Jacanas exhibit polyandry, a reversal of sexual roles in which a female courts and maintains a harem of males Continue reading TL;DR – Pheasant-Tailed Jacanas in Love
Black-winged Stilts are anxious parents, always patrolling their nesting sites. Predators get a brutal sendoff. Continue reading TL;DR – Black-winged Stilts, helicopter parents
Bring the grasslands back, rethink mindless tree-planting projects, and we will begin to hear the skylark again. Continue reading TL;DR: Oriental Skylark, Grassland Songster
Saul Kere is one of the richest biodiversity areas in urban Bengaluru and a birding hotspot. However, thoughtless development may put an end to that Continue reading Make Bengaluru’s Saul Kere bird-friendly again
Close encounters with a nesting Malabar Whistling-thrush in the violated hill station of Munnar Continue reading Song Sung Blue – A Malabar Whistling-thrush broods in Muthirapuzha
Dead trees are vital habitats for nourishing life. Then why do we have a problem with them? Continue reading The trees are dead! Long live the forest!
Burning out during the lockdown looked like a very real possibility for Sandy. Until he began watching birds for a few minutes every day. Over the year, he documented more than 40 species in his North Carolina backyard Continue reading How looking out of the window saved my sanity – a quarantine birdwatching tale