Mangalajodi in Odisha is not just a winter birding hotspot. To the passionate birder, this is a place of pilgrimage. Besides the opportunity to watch a number of species at extremely close quarters with minimum intrusion, it offers something else — serenity
In Rishi Valley, where trees and rocks are teachers, watching butterflies is a highly enjoyable part of the education. Here are field notes from wandering around the school grounds spotting butterflies on the last morning of 2017.
Notes on sightings from a birding walk at Karnala Bird Sanctuary with BNHS on Dr Salim Ali’s birthday
Daytime wildlife spotting in the rainforest can be luckless. But then, walking the coastal trail at Bako National Park, we met the extraordinary Colugo aka the Sunda Flying Lemur
Cut off from the world, the hours and days were filled with sights and experiences. Birds, inclement weather and elusive mammal sightings made this trip to Pangot memorable. It was digital detox royale!
In Valparai, an Eden of wilderness tucked away in the Anaimalai range of the Western Ghats, wildlife is easy to observe… and miss.
Among the diversity of habitats in the Seychelles, the mangroves are intriguing for the life forms they shelter. One such habitat, made accessible and enjoyable for the curious visitor by means of a wooden walkway, is close to the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa. The Vacoa Nature Trail takes you into the heart of the mangrove swamp beside the sea, urging you to watch crabs, fish, insects and birds that inhabit this unique ecosystem
The little big treasures of Sharavathi Valley won’t interest the seeker of charismatic mega-mammalian fauna. And that’s probably a good thing.
The Andamans. Looking out of the window of a passenger aircraft descending to land, it looks like any other mass of land. Look closely you will see the work of a maverick artist with a sense of humour
Three days in Corbett National Park and Arun Menon returns with a bushel full of lifers… and the sighting of his life leaves us burning bright – with envy!