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Srikanth Sarathy
Wildlife Wanderer
Wildlife Wanderer

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Kaziranga - Paradisus Rhinocertainus (February 2017)
I've sometimes been accused of using the word 'paradise' very liberally across my various posts. Guilty as charged, but is there a better word (or term) that does justice to the magical wildernesses that adorn this country of ours? So, till someone pitches ...

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Nilgiris - Familiar haunt, new birds (January 2017)
The Nilgiris are like Santa Claus' sack filled with goodies. Every time you dip in there, you come up with a gift that's new and completely unexpected. And so, I always jump at the opportunity to make my way there. With the expertise and company of Aggal Si...

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Thattekad - God's own birds (December 2016)
The forests of the Western Ghats provide some spectacular birding opportunities and Thattekad in Kerala would make a strong case to be the crown jewel. This little patch of paradise, about an hour's drive from Kochi, was always on the 'must visit' list and ...

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Sikkim - Birding in the Clouds (November 2016)
It is an impossible task trying to describe this little piece of paradise called Sikkim. Where do you begin and what do you talk about? Natural beauty, the lovely people, the superb food or the cute and spotlessly clean villages that dot the hills? Thankful...

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Lava, Neora, Mahananda - Gateway to the North East (November 2016)
  The Himalayan foothills across the North East of India make up one of the best birding havens on this planet, with more than half the sub-continent's species taking up residence there, permanently or as seasonal visitors. In India, this verdant paradise b...

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Sat Tal - The real Birder's Den (December 2016)
We all have a place (places if we're blessed) which reels us in subconsciously, almost like you have a karmic connection. In a way it's like a grandparent who coaxes you to visit, even if it is only to get one warm hug of unconditional affection. For me Sat...

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Chopta - Home of the Monal (December 2016)
After an amazing 3 days in Corbett, we linked up once again with Hari Lama, bird guide extraordinaire and master of the Uttarakhand hills. This time we were headed to Chopta in the Upper Uttarakhand Himalayas, followed by another few days back in Sattal. Ch...

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Classic Corbett (December 2016)
Come winter and the hills of Uttarakhand send me an annual
reminder. The prospect of reacquainting myself with the wonderful wildlife was
almost unbearably good. For the second year in a row, Prateik, Sriram and
Nissim and me, friends and fellow birding ent...

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Nirvana in the Nilgiris
Crested Goshawk The bird-rich Nilgiri region was always on the radar for me, but for one reason or another the radar didn't quite fire until this year. It needed a family trip to Coonoor to set it off, followed by another later in the year. Both these trips...

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Bhigwan - Sunday with a Phalarope
One Saturday in March brought very interesting news – a Red Phalarope had been spotted in Bhigwan, around 250kms away from Mumbai. A vagrant to beat all rare vagrants! The Red Phalarope (called Grey Phalarope in Europe) is a small wader in the Sandpiper fam...
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