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...

Bhutan March 2017

Shashank and the three of us travelled to Bhutan at the end of March. Below is Maitreya’s extremely detailed report as usual. The country is indeed scenic and not so touristy as many others but the spanner in the works is that the main east west road is being...