The quest for “Dongar Dudaa”

Forest Owlet, Heteroglaux blewitti

The quest had long been in the making but it was being postponed for quite some time because I knew whenever we started out we will surely complete it. Umm… will cut out the dramatics – “Dongar Duda” is the local Korkus name for the critically endangered Forest Owlet, Heteroglaux blewitti. Tweet

Rann of Kutch: Day 7 – Last day and the Last word!

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus, Grab the large size to make a widescreen wallpaper

All good things come to an end would be a cliché but then they do and today was the last day of this mega birding trip and it was a fitting end I would say! We had reserved the morning for the McQueen’s Bustard. The day started with a close encounter with a Steppe eagle. […]

Rann of Kutch: Day 4 – Super speciality birding!

The critically endangered Sociable Plover - Vanellus gregarius

24th Jan, 2010: A day of “Super specialty birding” is what I would call the day! Swati and Aasim opted to stay back due to yesterday’s tiring drive. So I went along with Mr Jugal Tiwari to a thorn forest near Banni grassland searching for the first target species of the day. “White-naped Tit” – […]