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Birder Profile- Vizz Vishwanath

"I came across an Oriental Scops-Owl,  and a year after, I also found a Striolated Bunting. These are some of the incredible sightings as they were the first...

April 2022 eBirders of the Month

As the temperature rises in most parts of India, April tends to see a further drop in birding activity. Here is the breakup of birding in India in the month...

Birder Profile- Amarjeet Kaur

"To me birding is like therapy, uplifting my mind"- says Amarjeet Kaur, a researcher at the Wildlife Insitute of India. Read on to know how she got interested...

May 2022 eBirding Challenge

Though the soaring temperatures in May might make you uncomfortable going out birding it's still one of the best times of the year to watch breeding...
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Cormorants Clarified

By Ramit Singal Ever seen a V-shaped flock of black birds flying purposefully in the sky near a water body? Or a black bird sitting still with its wings spread out in a small village pond? Or a bird's head sticking out of the water at a lake or pond? Did you notice...

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Bird Atlases

A bird atlas is a citizen science project intended to map the distribution and abundance of a region’s birds. In an atlas project, the region of interest is typically divided into cells that are often subdivided into smaller cells, a design that can ensure uniform sampling in space by volunteer birdwatchers.

ID Articles

A series of articles to help with the identification of difficult birds.

Bushlarks, Skylarks, & Crested Larks

By Ramit Singal Hopefully, you've had some practice over the past month(s) in telling apart larks from pipits. In this article, we'll try and give some tips to tell between 3 different groups of larks and the species within these groups. We'll start with the...

Cormorants Clarified

By Ramit Singal Ever seen a V-shaped flock of black birds flying purposefully in the sky near a water body? Or a black bird sitting still with its wings spread out in a small village pond? Or a bird's head sticking out of the water at a lake or pond? Did you notice...

Identifying Waders: Part 1

In the first part of the series related to identifying waders, we try and tackle an often misidentified group consisting of the Tringa sandpipers.

Is that a Pipit or a Lark?

By Ramit Singal Few birds are as confusing to the beginning birder as Pipits and Larks. The first step towards identifying the species within the two families is to be able to tell between a pipit and a lark. Here is a short guide to telling apart these confusing...

Dark egrets can be white…

By Ramit Singal The previous article focussed on the 4 regularly occurring white egrets from India. In this follow-up post, the attention will shift to egrets that happen to be dimorphic, i.e., they have a dark morph as well as a white morph. The Reef-Egrets are...

Identifying Paddyfield Pipits

The Paddyfield Pipit is resident across most parts of the country and this is an excellent time of the year to familiarise oneself with the most common pipit of the region.

Identifying Waders: Part 1

In the first part of the series related to identifying waders, we try and tackle an often misidentified group consisting of the Tringa sandpipers.

What’s that White Egret sp?

By Ramit Singal Egrets are beautiful and elegant birds to watch. You'll often see them standing still over water and, in a flash, using their long, pointed bills to stab a fish or pick out an insect. No matter where you are in India, it is common to see one or many...

Bushlarks, Skylarks, & Crested Larks

By Ramit Singal Hopefully, you've had some practice over the past month(s) in telling apart larks from pipits. In this article, we'll try and give some tips to tell between 3 different groups of larks and the species within these groups. We'll start with the...

माशीमार कसे ओळखावे

माशीमार कसे ओळखावे: लाल छातीचा माशीमार (Red-breasted Flycatcher), लाल-कंठाचा माशीमार (Taiga Flycatcher) आणि काश्मिरी माशीमार (Kashmir Flycatcher) इंग्रजीत प्रकाशीत झालेल्या मूळ लेखाचा हा मराठी अनुवाद आहे. लेखक : तरुण मेनन आणि अश्विन विश्वनाथन, अनुवादक : स्वरूप...

Field Identification of Green and Greenish Warblers

By Ramit Singal Green and Greenish Warblers have always been notoriously difficult to tell apart. Till recently, Green Warbler (P. nitidus) was considered to be a subspecies of the Greenish Warbler (P. trochiloides). Considering the difficulties involved in...

Dark egrets can be white…

By Ramit Singal The previous article focussed on the 4 regularly occurring white egrets from India. In this follow-up post, the attention will shift to egrets that happen to be dimorphic, i.e., they have a dark morph as well as a white morph. The Reef-Egrets are...

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