Birder Profile



1. Please tell us something about yourself, where do you live and what do you do. I live in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. I did a Masters in Arts (M.A), Masters in Library Science (M.Lib), and worked as a librarian from 1997 to 2018.  I completed an ornithology course with BNHS and also underwent training in bird sound recording. I have attended… read more »

Birder Profile: Shilpa Gadgil




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1.आप हमें अपने बारे में कुछ बताये, आप कहॉं रहते है और क्या करते हैं? मेरा नाम मुकेश डुडवे है। मैं वन विभाग में रेंज ऑफिसर हूँ तथा वर्तमान में मेरी पदस्थापना वन परिक्षेत्र अधिकारी मढ़ई/कामती में है। मैं मूल रूप से जिला बड़वानी मध्य प्रदेश का रहने वाला हूँ। वर्तमान में मेरा मुख्यालय सोहागपुर, जिला होशंगाबाद, म. प्र. है।… read more »

Birder Profile: Mukesh Dudhwe


Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you live? My name is Virender Sharma and I have been working with the Wildlife Wing of Himachal Pradesh Forest Department (HPFD ) since October 2007. I am currently posted as a Wildlife Guard. Being a forester, I regularly rescue various birds, mammals, and reptiles, and,… read more »

Birder Profile: Virender Sharma




Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you live? Hi, I am Sandhya Lenka, a homemaker from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Currently, I am residing in Kolkata, West Bengal. When and how did you get interested in birding? I got interested in bird watching in 2014-15. My husband Prabhudatta Bal, a nature enthusiast & part-time… read more »

Birder Profile: Sandhya Lenka






We are proud to bring you a Q&A with a wonderful young birder, Taukeer Alam Lodha. Do read on and we’re sure you’ll be impressed and inspired! Once you’ve read this Q&A, there’s more about Taukeer at these links: Mongabay: Binoculars showed the way to this 23-year-old citizen scientist Scroll: Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one… read more »

Birder Profile: Taukeer Alam Lodha






From coastal lands to scrublands, mountains to rainforests, traveling to spot birds has been a passion for Sudeshna Dey. Here is more about Sudeshna in her own words… 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you live? I started birdwatching back in 2007, and what started as an interest became a hobby, and… read more »

Birder Profile: Sudeshna Dey




Parvez Shagoo is from the district of Baramulla, situated along the banks of Jhelum river. After doing his post-graduation in forestry, he joined the forest services and now works as a Forest Officer in one of the most picturesque regions of India – Jammu. Let’s take a look at what inspired Parvez to start birding and what continues to motivate… read more »

Birder Profile: Parvez Shagoo


Somoyita Sur is a road ecologist and an eBirder based in Guwahati, Assam. Her favorite place to watch birds is from her terrace and balcony. Here is more about Somoyita and how she started her journey in bird watching… 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you live? I am a doctoral… read more »

Birder Profile: Somoyita Sur