Colombia, June 2019 – Maitreya

Birding in the “birdiest” country in the world: Colombia, June 2019 – Maitreya There are several countries which are very species-rich in terms of birds, but to me there is only one country that truly stands out— Colombia. Situated in North Western South...

Uganda 2019 – Maitreya

Uganda The boat cruised silently through the water, surrounded by a sea of papyrus. The silence of a still life, nevertheless, the birds were there. The blue bullet of a Malachite Kingfisher sped past as the beautiful African Jacanas with a blue frontal shield over...

Lodhi Garden led by Vanya Pal

I have been to numerous bird walks with my parents and read lovely reports from senior birders. I had never imagined, that someday I will lead  a bird walk and on top of that ,I will write a report. Can’t believe, it is actually happening, Let me pinch myself....

Sultanpur Flats April 2018

Around 6 cars met today at Sultanpur gate, from where we moved on to the flats. As i have realised now due to my previous experiences, every time I have to go for a birding expedition, its like the world plots against me.  Being 15 years old, Im completely dependent...

Ladakh June 2016

Ladakh visit 16-27 June 2016 On the 16th of June 2016, after much packing and rechecking to ensure nothing – camera, binocs, field guide – was left behind, we left for Leh, Ladakh for a 10 day birding trip. One hour flight later, we found ourselves in Leh...