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Birds of India provides information on Indian birds and on birding in India. Launched as 'Birds of Kolkata' in 2001, it is a birding resource containing images, checklists, trip reports, hotspots & much more.
The site is educational and the expectation is to generate awareness and interest in the avian wealth of India to aid conservation.
We present a collection of birding hotspots from across the country often accompanied with Trip Reports and Checklists. You can find the collection here.
50 great birding destinations across the country are covered and we also include bird-rich Bhutan for a complete eastern birding experience.
A birding hotspot map has been compiled which highlights 113 birding sites and protected places.
Trip reports are timeless works that make it possible for birders to visit new places and find new birds. A trip report is like a snapshot of what can happen when you visit a new location to find the bird of your dreams. It makes it possible for you to know about the best locations, the best season, and often what to expect from food, to roads, to accomodation and beyond. We have a collection of over 60 great reports by renowned birders covering most of the bird-rich areas of India. Dive in!
No birding resource is complete without a checklist of birds of the country, state and hotspots. Checklists are the backbone of any birdwatching experience. They are never complete, almost never 100% accurate, but they are indipensible as a birding tool and give us a great idea of wehere particular species occur.
We present a collection of over 30 checklists from across India. Plus, of course, a list for India.
Our image gallery contains over 1000 bird images contributed by over 100 wonderful and talented photographers. Many images are exclusive to the website and many represent the 1st image of the species from India.
The complete bird-watching guide for beginners! Birds of India brings you a section devoted to the novice birder - someone just getting interested in the amazing feathered world around us.