About Bird Watching
Wildlife is not just about animals, but birds too. Usually when people
visit the wildlife sanctuaries, they miss out the avifauna of that wild hub,
because the major scene stealers of any wildlife are predators like Tigers
and Leopards. Still, if you ever get a chance to visit the bird sanctuaries
of India, make sure to pay more attention on bird watching and you'll know
why this sport is catching up as the best wildlife leisure activity in
The first question that pops in any person's head is that what's so
exciting about birding? Well, first of all if you are looking for that bit
of a fun in the lap of nature, this is the activity is the right one for
you. Its kind of a natural sport that our forefathers use to indulge in and
even if you are not exactly killing any bird, bird watching delivers all the
satisfaction of the hunt. Bird Watching connects you to nature. You go
outside, even hike a little, but whatever little birding you do, the ground
coverage of bird watching is quite big.
Bird watching is a family sport, which you can enjoy with your whole family
and introduce the small children also about the surprise that nature has
instored. Bird Watching can easily be called a community activity, a social
activity. Join any birding club of some sort and get a chance to share with
other birders your knowledge about this sport. Still, if you like to explore
the nature alone then be it. its a pleasure in going out alone for bird
watching too, it brings out a feeling of solitude. So how about giving a
shot of starting a friendship with the nature.
Facts About Bird Watching
Bird watching is quite a good adventure sport for those who like to explore
the world of birds for other bird watching is the very best kind of fun
sport activity as its easy, inexpensive, healthful and satisfying. Bird
Watching is also known as birding and means the activity of observing wild
birds, except for the birds held captive. The best option to observe birds
is in their natural habitat, where you can learn to identify the birds and
understand what they are doing.
Bird watchers have to a natural habitat, which the birds usually take in as
their refuge as well as a dwelling place. Whether its a local park or any
bird sanctuary or any other place you travel to. You can also take in
specific bird watching vacation too to see birds that live in a certain
environment, such as the Konkan coast. There isn't any age limit as far as
this activity is concerned. Birding is an activity that you can indulge in
at any point of time and in any part of the world.
Even if bird watching is a new activity on the Indian adventure sports
circuit still the popularity rate of this activity is catching up with the
sports enthusiast of almost every age group.
Major Bird Watching Regions In India
Of course there isn't any thing unique or new about the sport of bird
watching in India. And if you crave to explore the nature this is your
chance to do it. Check out some of the popular bird sanctuaries in India
such as Bharatpur or Keoladeo Ghana National Park that is blessed with some
of the most exquisite avifauna and a delightful sight for any bird watcher.
Some of the major residents of Bharatpur sanctuary include 375 species of
birds, numerous mammals and reptiles. With the arrival of winters this bird
sanctuary becomes a major attraction among bird watchers because of the
migratory birds, especially the Siberian Cranes.
Corbett National park is another bird hideout, especially when it comes to
the avian treasures of the Himalayan region.Out of the 2,060 species and
subspecies of birds recorded in the Indian subcontinent, over 600
species/subspecies of birds have been recorded from Corbett at one time or
another. Among the migrants that may be seen at the river banks of Ramganga
or along the streams are the Great Crested Grebe, White-Fronted and Greylag
Geese, Bar-headed Geese and variety of Ducks, occasionally White Stork and
the common Black Stork, variety of Plovers, Sandpipers and Snipe.
The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is locate 20-km away from Kathamangalam, on
the Kochi-Munnar road and is considered to be one of the most important bird
sanctuaries in Kerala. The most notable of the indigenous birds found in
this bird sanctuary are Malabar Grey-Horn Bill, Wood Pecker, rose winged And
blue winged Parakeer etc. Rare birds like Ceylon Frog-Moth, Rose billed
Parakeer etc are also seen over here. A boat cruise from Boothathenkeru to
Thattekad is an unforgettable bird watching experience through the evergreen
forests nesting migratory and indigenous birds.
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