Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bird Watching in INDIA

Indian subcontinent plays host to a number of Migratory bird in summers as well as in winters. It is estimated that over hundred species of migratory birds fly to India, either in search of feeding grounds or to escape the severe winter of their native habitat.



The numerous wildlife sanctuaries set up in the country serve as their temporary habitat. Birds lovers from all over the country visit these sanctuaries to get a glimpse of some of the rarest species of birds in the world. The beauty of the birds, combined with the splendor of the natural environment provides the perfect setting for a nature lover.



With the onset of Winter, Migratory birds have slowly started to arrive here in Agra, India. Many species of migratory birds arrive in the plains from colder regions and stay from November to February.


I have been looking out for birds in the last few days and have started seeing the first trickle of birds. Grey wagtails are often seen near small roads. Brown shrike have started appearing. You can see the small flocks of Teal and Mallard feeding near waterbody. It should be a matter of a couple of weeks before more birds start coming in.




If birds interest you, don't miss to make regular visits to nearest waterbody or a forest area. If you enjoy the outdoor picnics and birdwatching, then I highly recommend these places, around Agra; Keetham Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo National park, Patna Bird Sanctuary, Chambal Sanctuary etc. It is a pleasure to watch these little avian species go by their daily routines.

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