Photographs by Mr. Raja chatterjee -
Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra
On a short sojourn I visited Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra during April12-14 last. Purpose to was to visit the field and interview the Special Tiger Protection Force for 6th GREEN GUARD AWARDS. While a detailed field report is under preparation, here are some images I captured from the field.
Photographs by Mr. Bappadittya Naskar -
Here are some images taken by our new comer Life Member
Mr. Bappaditya Naskar on our last trip to Purbasthali on
22/02/15. We wish to share the list of species we saw on
the trip. The other members of the team include Mr. Sayan
Tripathi, Mr. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee and Mr. Avijit
Chatterjee. A full checklist of the birds follows :
PURBASTHALI BIRD CHECKLIST AS ON 22.2.2015
LESSER WHISTLING DUCK,
RED CRESTED POACHARD,
RED WATTLED LAPWING,
GREY HEADED LAPWING,
SPOTTED RED SHANK,
ASIAN OPEN BILL STORK,
WHITE BREASTED WATERHEN,
BRONZE WINGED JACANA,
PHESANT TAILED JACANA,
COPPER SMITH BARBET,
BLACK HEADED ORIOLE,
R TREE PIE,
RED WHISKERED BULBUL,
ROSE RINGED PARKEET,
SMALL GREEN BEE EATER,
WHITE BREASTED KINGFISHER,
STORK BILLED KINGFISHER,
LESSER GOLDEN BACK WOODPECKER,
Photographs by Mr. Mihir Pal -
DREAM TRIP TO KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Ring ….. Ring.. the cell phone rang in morning at 6am to pick me up from bed. It is my friend from Hyderabad. He is coming
to Guwahati for some Audit and has a plan to visit Kaziranga. Sorry I forget to know you that presently I am transferred to
Guwahati. He told that he had booked every thing the Hotel, Guide, Trip with in the park and I am to accompany him.
It must be the most blessed day of my life when I determined to join him. On 30th April morning we booked two tickets from
Guwahati ISBT and settled in a bus for Kaziranga. The Hotel was booked in Kohra Range. After check in we had a brief discussion
with our trip arranger. We planned for two trips with the park. One is Kohra the Central Zone and the other is in Bagori the
Western Zone. We slept early with a mission to rise early.
On 1st May’ 2014 we started our Safari at 6am in Kohra range and returned at 12 Noon. After Lunch session was from 3pm to 5pm.
And I don’t know is it a Record or not that we bagged in our Camera all the BIG 4 of the Park Indian Tiger, Great Indian one-horned
rhinoceros, wild Asiatic water buffalo, Elephant, available 4 Deer species of the Park Indian Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Indian Muntjacs
or barking deer & Sambar Deer, Assam Roof Turtle and Indian Boar, besides of many birds just in one day in Kaziranga.
Photographs By Pingal Chandra - Manas Tiger Reserve
First lots of Photographs from our memberPingal Chanda, clicked on our field trip of Manas
National Park, Assam . The pics will give you a glimpse of UNESCO Natural world Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve. Team stayed there for 3 nights and studied the habitats and conservation
effectiveness. Clicks of Pingal will tell you the rest of the story.. We will come back to you on more clicks & Stories.
Photographs By Hrituraj Choudhury - Nagzira Tiger Reserve
Nagzira Trip Report:
Just back from a 3 day trip at Nagzira. Lot of good news to share with our fiends. Park which was a 150 sq km forest , has now been extended and a new 150 sq km area has been added as New Nagzira. Few months back state Govt declared the formation of Nagzira - Navegaon Tiger Reserve which now created an un fragmented forest patch of around 700 sq km. With the increase of tiger population of Tadoba , it was necessary to have an additional area declared for the habitats of the area.
With around 10-12 tigers Nagzira was famous for the frequent tiger sightings. I have missed them this time . But I am happy. There are news of New born cubs in New Nagzira. And a pairs is recently under mate for last few days in Old Nagzira Zone. I am sure they will surely roar before my Camera next time.
Prey base is stable and adequate and noticed a significant presence of Nil Gai in Old and new zones. Presence of Leopard is noticeable as their pug marks were frequent and fresh in all over the Zone A & B.
Date: 22nd and 23rd Feb 2014
Location: Usthi - Henry Island Beach-Fisheries-Frazergunge beach-Estuary-Bakhali-Diamond Harbor
Route : Up: DH Road via Usthi, Down: DH road via Diamond Harbour.
Who: Jyotirmayi Banerjee, Debarpan Banerjee, Rishav Pal, Subhaprata Matilal, Paromita Matilal and Santanu Bhattacharya.
It was quite a challenge squeezing six of us into an I-10, but the promise of a fun and exciting weekend of birding by the sea was too much of a temptation to resist. Our target was to capture Ruddy Turn-stone and Grey Plover that we had missed on our last trip. So we pressed on, our hopes fortified by some good sightings on the way.
It was high tide when we reached Henry Island around 2 pm on 22nd. For those who haven't visited Henry before, you might want to know that it's roughly 2 km walk from the fisheries department to the beach which goes through a stretch of 'Bheris' or fish tanks and then the last 500 meters is through the mangrove. At one of these dried up bheris we were delighted to find Black capped King fisher, Red Shank, Temminck's stint and Red wattled lapwings.