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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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 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
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
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