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Birds of India is a free resource providing information on Indian birds and on birding in India.  The site is educational and the expectation is to generate awareness and interest in the avian wealth of India to aid conservation.
The site is owned and maintained by Sumit Sen with voluntary contributions from many photographers and birders.


 Advisors

Bikram Grewal: Author of several best-selling guides to Indian birds, including the latest "A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India", Bikram has deep and abiding interest in Indian ornithology.
Bill Harvey: Author of birds of Bangladesh and co-author of "A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India" and lead author of the "Atlas of the Birds of Delhi and Haryana", Bill Harvey has lived and worked in this region for 10 years. Bill writes widely on birds and conservation matters and is closely associated with the Northern India Bird Network.
K. S. Gopi Sundar: Principal Co-ordinator - Indian Cranes and Wetlands Working Group. Author and contributor to key scientific journals. Gopi is one of the top field scientists working on India.

 Key Image Contributors
 
Amano Samarpan: Amano travels around the sub-continent photographing birds. His special interest is birds of Tibet and surrounding areas from where he has collected some outstanding images. Amano has recently published his popular "A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India".
Arun P. Singh: A scientist by profession, Arun's interests are Nature & Wildlife photography and trekking. Arun has contributed many scientific papers on the birds & butterflies of the western Himalayas. Many rare and beautiful images from his collection adorn our pages. Over a 1000 additional bird images can be seen at Oriental Bird Images website.
Clement Francis M.: Wildlife lover and 'top notch' bird photographer, Clement is a co-author of 'Birds of Western Ghats, Kokan and Malabar'. To see the work of one of India's best, you have to visit his website at www.clementfrancis.com.
Joanna Van Gruisen: Wildlife photographer and cinematographer of international repute, Joanna has worked in the sub-continent since 1978. Her images adorn the pages of many prestigious publications. Joanna is the co-author of the " Insight Guides ~ Indian Wildlife".
Otto Pfister: A Swiss national, Otto has spent several years in India, where he started his acclaimed bird photography. Otto has co-authored books on Indian birds including "A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India". His latest book is the "Birds and Mammals of Ladakh (2004)".
Ramki Sreenivasan: A Marketing Analytics professional, Ramki wields his lens with amazing skill capturing diverse life-forms all over India. A friend and strong supporter of the website, Ramki's remarkable work can be fully seen on his "Wild Ventures" website.
Ron Saldino: A resident of United States of America, Ron has spent a lot of time photographing birds in India as a hobby. The 200+ images that he graciously contributed, laid the foundation of this website.
 

 Core Team
Abhijit Menon-Sen: Abhijit Menon-Sen is an obsessive bird-watcher who likes to give   something back to the many web sites that he has learned from; and his work as a software developer allows him to contribute technical expertise towards the hosting and maintenance of this web site.
Adesh Shivkar
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Having spent 20 years in the pursuit of birds in all parts of India, Adesh quit his full time job to promote birding and nature awareness. His goal is "to sensitize more people towards appreciating, respecting and conserving nature" . Birds of India could not have found a better man to take it forward.
Bhaskar Das: Widely travelled, especially in north-eastern India, Bhaskar is the 'explorer' for the website. Bhaskar's travels into the unknown open up the area for us and bring us closer to our subject. 
Dipankar Ghose: This website took shape thanks to the guidance and dedicated support of Dipankar and Sujan Chatterjee. A PhD. holder for his work on the tragopans of Northeast India, Dipankar is responsible for the scientific accuracy of the contents and his deep knowledge of North-east India is an added plus. 
Nikhil Devasar:
At the forefront of the Northern India Bird Network, Nikhil's images, involvement and contributions keep adding value to the website. Nikhil is the co-author of the "Atlas of the Birds of Delhi and Haryana".
Shashank Dalvi:
Shashank represents India's new birding generation. Mixing scientific knowledge, curiosity and boundless energy, Shashank lives birds and other life forms. His current focus is to map the birds of north-eastern India. He is widely traveled in the north-east and has specialized knowledge on bird areas in Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of the area. Shashank specializes in bird calls and brings in that ability to this website. He is also an experienced Bird Guide and leads tours to north-eastern India.
Sujan Chatterjee: It is fair to say that a lot of what the website is today, owes much to Sujan's interest, association and contribution. An ace photographer and an acknowledged expert on eastern species, Sujan's focus in promoting birding in the east is manifested in his stewardship of Bengalbirds, a leading forum on birds around Kolkata. Sujan is an experienced Bird Guide and leads tours to eastern and north-eastern India.
Sumit K Sen: Webmaster and photographer. It is an abiding interest in promoting and protecting India's natural heritage that drove him to create this site with the help of his friends and supporters. Sumit has co-authored ''The Sundarbans Inheritance''.
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