Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Kolhapur Camp report


Nature camp to Khidrapur and sacred groves near Radhanagari and Dajipur.

Sacred grove or Devrai are the small patches of the forest protected by community with local deity temple. Earlier collection of any kind of forest produce or  hunting were strictly prohibited within these patches. Due to this such natural habitat can grow into a complex forest and can act a gene bank for rest of the area. But now due to rapid urbanization, changing culture and wrong plantation in devrai areas, these reprentative forest are getting lost.
During camp 6 different devrais near Dajipur WLS were visited.

Bird sightings include paradise flycatcher, common kingfisher, white throated kingfisher, yellow footed green pigeon and many more..

The plant list includes -
  • Acacia Spp.
  • Artocarpus heterophylus (Phanas)
  • Bauhinia racemosa (Apta)
  • Beautea monosperma (Palas)
  • Careya arborea (Kumbhi)
  • Carrissa Karandas (Karvand)
  • Carvia callosa (Karvi)
  • Caryota urens (Bherli mad)
  • Cassia fistula (Bahava)
  • Cissampelos pareira
  • Cryptolepis buchananii (Dudhvel)
  • Dendrobium roseum
  • Dicoxylum binectorifolium
  • Dillenia indica (Karmal)
  • Erythrina indica (Pangara)
  • Entada rheedii (Garambi)
  • Ficus benghslensis (Vad)
  • Ficus hespida (Kala umber)
  • Ficus racemosa (Umber)
  • Ficus religiosa (Pimpal)
  • Garuga pinnata (Kakad)
  • Gnetum ulva
  • Gnidia glauca (datpadi)
  • Helicteres isora (Murudsheng)
  • Hemidesmus indicus (Anantmul)
  • Hollarhena antidysentrica (Pandhra kuda)
  • Jasminum sambac (Wild Jasmine)
  • Lagerstroemia nana (Nana)
  • Lannea coromondelica (Moi)
  • Macranga peltata (Chanda)
  • Mangifera indica (Amba)
  • Memecylon umbellatum (Anjan)
  • Morinda pubescence (Bartondi)
  • Nothopegia castaneifolia
  • Obenaria recurva
  • Petalidium barleroides (Indian cristata plant)
  • Phyllanthus embelica (Avla)
  • Pongamia pinnata (Karanj)
  • Securinega leucopyrus (Pandharfali)
  • Sterculia urens (Kahandol)
  • Tamarindus indicus (Chinch)
  • Tectona grandia (Sag)
  • Terminalia belerica (Beheda)
  • Terminalia chebula (Harda)
  • Vaugeria spinosa (Alu)
  • Wrigtia tinctoria (Kala kuda)
  • Ziziphus rugosa (Bor)

Sharing some photographs clicked during the camp.
Photographs clicked by Thiruvengadam and Shreya B

Securinega leucopyrus

Beauty of deciduous forest- Erythrina Sps.

Ficus Sps.





Heterophragma quandrangularis fruits

Ficus hispida fruits 


Obenaria recurva

Dendrobium roseum



Common Hoopoe
White throated Kingfisher





A perfect place for nesting




Crested Lark


Khidrapur temple

Khidrapur temple

Jezebel on Entada

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Haryana Camp Report - February , 2018


Haryana Camp Report, 12 - 21 Feb'2018

Haryana camp was conducted in the month of February, 2018. We visited various national parks and sanctuaries of the state along with Hussainiwalah Border in Punjab. We came across We came across various landscapes of Haryana during this camp. Sharing some of the photographs and list of Birds and Mammals sighted during the camp.
Photographs are clicked by -
Bhaskar P
Thiruvengadam E
Ruplai G
Shreya B
Gauri G






Fauna:

Birds:
  1. Pied kingfisher
  2. Eurasian Coot
  3. Jungle babbler
  4. Yellow wagtail
  5. Bar headed geese
  6. Gray lag goose
  7. Garganey
  8. Indian Spotbilled duck
  9. Purple swamphen
  10. Common moorhen
  11. Grey heron
  12. Little Grebe
  13. White throated kingfisher
  14. White Rumped Swallow
  15. Eurasian wigeon
  16. Common Pochard
  17. Red vented bulbul
  18. Eurasian Collard dove
  19. Alexandrian Parakeet
  20. Little Cormorant
  21. Great Cormorant
  22. Northern Shoveller
  23. Black headed Ibis
  24. Red wattled lapwing
  25. Greater Coucal
  26. Indian Cuckoo
  27. Indian Roller
  28. Rose ringed parakeet
  29. Peahen
  30. Common hoopoe
  31. Himalayan Bulbul
  32. Rufous treepie
  33. Large green barbet ?? 283
  34. Orientle White Eye
  35. House crow
  36. Indian Jungle crow
  37. Ruddy shelduck
  38. Black winged stilt
  39. Painted Stork
  40. Grey Jungle fowl
  41. Knob billed duck
  42. Northern Pintail
  43. Red crested Pochard ??
  44. Slavonian Grebe ??
  45. Asian Openbill
  46. Woolly necked stork
  47. Eurasian Spoonbill
  48. Pond Heron
  49. Grey Heron
  50. Cattle Egret
  51. Black winged kite
  52. Griffon vulture
  53. White breasted waterhen
  54. River Lapwing
  55. Black Drongo
  56. Indian Golden Oriole
  57. White browed fantailed flycatcher
  58. Red billed blue magpie
  59. Eurasian Curlew
  60. Common Sandpiper
  61. Scarlet Minivet
  62. Long tailed Shrike
  63. Great Tit
  64. Common Kingfisher
  65. Green Bee-eater
  66. Indian
  67. Blue throated barbet
  68. Coppersmith barbet
  69. Grey Hornbill


 
 





 




 

 



Mammals:
  1. Indian Jackal
  2. Spotted dear
  3. Sambar deer
  4. Bonette Macaque
  5. Hanuman Langur
  6. Wild Boar
  7. Bats
  8. Three striped squirrel













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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Tadoba Camp report. 26 -30 January , 2018


Clicked by Thiruvengadam E.

Tadoba had been a wonderful camp for all of us. The deciduous forest of Tadoba has sheltered many plants and animal species. We got to see a good number of mammals and birds during our safaris. 


Clicked by Kirti V

We are glad to share the list of fauna we saw during this camp:

Fauna:

Birds:
  1. Jungle owlet
    Clicked by Kirti V

  2. White throated kingfisher
  3. Bar headed geese
  4. Black drongo
  5. White rumped swallow
  6. Black headed ibis
  7. Open billed stork
  8. Glossy ibis
  9. Spotted dove
  10. Tricolour Munia
  11. Indian Roller
  12. Red wattled lapwing
  13. Black shouldered kite
  14. Crested serpant eagle
  15. Ruphous treepie
    Clicked by Rupali G.
  16. Peacock
  17. Red spur fowl
  18. Plum headed parakeet
  19. Common pochard
  20. Lesser Adjudent stork
  21. Shikra
  22. Ashy Prinia
  23. Pipit
  24. Common stonechat
  25. Pied stonechat
    Clicked by Kirti V

  26. Green bee eater
  27. Grey heron
  28. Purple heron
  29. Brown headed fish eagle
  30. Common Kestrel
  31. Little greb
  32. Indian peafowl
  33. Grey jungle fowl
  34. Bay back shrike
  35. Jungle babblar
  36. Red vented bulbul
  37. Red whiskered bulbul
  38. Common sandpiper
  39. Golden backed Woodpecker
  40. Tickel’s blue Flycatcher
    Clicked by Rupali G.
  41. Darter
  42. Indian cormorant
  43. Black Ibis
  44. Greater coucal
  45. Red avadavat
  46. Indian silverbill
  47. Pied kingfisher
  48. Eurasian thick knee
  49. Pond heron
  50. Yellow footed Green pigeon
  51. Golden fronted leafbird
  52. White wagtail
  53. Pied Myna
  54. Oriental Magpie robin
  55. Indian robin
  56. Northern pintail
  57. Racket tail drongo
  58. Clicked by Kirti V

  59. White eyed buzzard
Clicked by Rupali G.
Clicked by Kirti V


Clicked by Kirti V

Clicked by Thiruvengadam E.


Mammals:
  1. Wild boar
  2. Spotted deer
  3. Indian gaur
  4. Hanuman langur
  5. Royal bengal tiger
  6. Sambar
  7. Jungle cat
  8. Sloth bear
  9. Clicked by Thiruvengadam E.
  10. Indian grey mongoose 

Clicked by Rupali G.










Clicked by Rupali G.



Clicked by Kirti V

Clicked by Rupali G.














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Clicked by Thiruvengadam E.

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