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Birds ( and mammals) of Kabini

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We had a very brief visit to Kabini and stayed at the Orange County Resort in May.

Kabini is a huge man made lake where many trees are half submerged in the lake. Especially in the morning the mist creates a very mystic environment around the lake.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

The Jungle Resorts organizes a safari ride for tourists. We also did a nature walk with Orange County Resort naturalist, Anikethan.

In and around the lake you can see numerous waterbirds like Black headed Ibis, Spoonbills, Painted storks, Cormorants, Brahminy kites, herons, Egrets, river terns and most surprisingly one Western Reef Egret which apparently came to the lake a while back and stayed there.


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini

At the forest, though we could not spot the elusive ti…

Birds (and mammals) of Kaziranga

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From 2012 May Kaziranga by Haimanti


In May we could steal some time for a four day visit to Kaziranga. It was always a dream to visit this sanctuary since my childhood and I was so glad we could make it just before the park closed for the rains this year. We faced some rains and poor light, but still it was a very good trip.

Kaziranga had floods this year resulted in significant damage to the sanctuary and  the animals.

However I was very happy to see the effect of conservation over the years and the amazing ecosystem that exists across the forest ranges. It is a constant game of cat and mouse with poachers in Kaziranga. It is also a good example of balanced eco-tourism.

Kaziranga has three ranges : Eastern, Central and Western. Iin addition one can visit the Burapahar range and the forests around Pan Bari range. While Kaziranga is known for the one-horned rhino and other mammals, it also home to rare set of birds that are typical to this region stretching from Arunachal Pradesh to ea…