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
Starting in 2016, Praveen Tangirala has kept a close eye on Doddanekundi Lake, the large wetland in his neighbourhood that hosts a wealth of bird life. Besides the obvious delights that birding at the lake brings, he is also wary of the environmental threats that endanger its fragile but resilient ecology. Continue reading Doddanekundi Lake – A birder’s journal
Ravens, choughs, blackbirds… the stars of the snow-white alpine playground of the Swiss Alps are mostly black. A birding diary from the fabled Jungfrau region Continue reading Birdsong in Grindelwald – Notes from the Bernese Alps
Teakettle… teakettle. The Carolina Wren, though diminutive, makes its presence felt with its big, loud voice. Continue reading Faces at a Feeder: Meet the Carolina Wren
Lockdown birding gets a boost with the arrival of a nesting family of Northern Cardinals at a North Carolina home feeder. Here’s the first post of an absorbing pictorial series Continue reading Faces at a Feeder: Northern Cardinal
On a wintry morning in Kutch, we waited among the dense Salvadora bushes for a glimpse of a rare winter visitor from West Asia – the Grey Hyocolius Continue reading Kutch Diaries – Breakfast with the Grey Hypocolius
One hundred days of birding. And the last lap in the midst of a lockdown! Continue reading Lockdown Diaries – 100 days of birding
The Oriental Magpie-Robin is an accomplished songster. But its powers of mimicry are often underrated. Continue reading Hush! This Magpie-Robin just stole a bulbul’s song!
A run in with a rat snake prompts a question about conservation and ethics while setting up nest-boxes for Eastern Bluebirds Continue reading Eastern Bluebirds – Spare the rod and spoil the child?
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 Continue reading Mangalajodi – birds and serenity in a winter wetland