Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 23.03.2013 - 24.03.2013




A quick two-day tour of the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary just to the end of the birding season. . .

Access : All buses going from Agra to Jaipur stop over at Bharatpur. Buses from Jaipur to Bharatpur are also available.

Birding Tips : Get a guide!!! The guide will be able to guide you as to where to look for which birds. . . This is especially important if you have to manage more species in less time (like mornings)

Stay at Bharatpur is cheap with almost 20 hotels surviving only on Indian and foreign birdwatchers!

Trip List:

1. Indian Peafowl - 10
Bar-Headed Goose
2. Lesser Whistling Duck - at least 100
3. Greylag Goose - 1 flock
4. Bar-Headed Goose - 6
5. Ruddy Shelduck - 2 (rest migrated)
6. Comb Duck - 1 flock of 20
7. Gadwall - 10
8. Mallard - 2 (one pair)
9. Spot-Billed - plenty
10. Northern Shoveller - 15
11. Garganey - 2
12. Common Teal - 4
13. Black-Rumped Flameback - 5
14. Coppersmith Barbet - 1
15. Brown-Headed Barbet - 3
16. Indian Grey Hornbill - 2
17. Common Hoopoe - 1
18. Indian Roller - 2 outside
19. Common Kingfisher - only 1
20. White-Throated Kingfisher - 8
Black Bittern
21. Pied Kingfisher - 1 outside
22. Green Bee-Eater - 20
23. Pied Cuckoo - 1 outside
24. Greater Coucal - 2
25. Rose-Ringed Parakeet - abundant
26. Collared Scops Owl - 1
27. Spotted Owlet - 3
28. Dusky Eagle Owl - 1 with hatchling
29. Rock Pigeon - many
30. Laughing Dove - many
31. Eurasian COllared Dove - 5
32. Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon - 3
33. Sarus Crane - 4 (2 pairs)
34. Ruddy-Breasted Crake - 1
35. White-Breasted Waterhen - many
36. Purple Swamphen - 4
37. Common Moorhen - abundant
38. Common Coot - 25
39. Common Redshank - 15
Brown-Headed Barbet
40. Common Greenshank - 2
41. Green Sandpiper - 5
42. Common Sandpiper - 25
43. Ruff - 1
44. Greater Painted-Snipe - 3
45. Pheasant-Tailed Jacana - 4
46. Bronze-Winged Jacana - 15
47. Eurasian Thick-Knee - 1
48. Black-Winged Stilt - 17
49. Yellow-Wattled Lapwing - 2
50. Red-Wattled Lapwing - many
51. Oriental Honey Buzzard - 3
52. Black Kite - 3
53. Black-Shouldered Kite - 2
54. Pallas's Fish Eagle - 1
55. Egyptian Vulture - 4
56. Western Marsh Harrier - 1
57. Crested Serpent Eagle - 3
58. Shikra - 1
Collared Scops Owl
59. Lesser Spotted Eagle - 4
60. Greater Spotted Eagle - 2
61. Little Grebe - 25
62. Darter - 30
63. Indian Cormorant - many
64. Little Cormorant - 25
65. Little Egret - 5
66. Grey Heron - 6
67. Purple Heron - 5
68. Great Egret - 2
69. Intermediate Egret - many
70. Cattle Egret - 15
71. Indian Pond Heron - many
72. Black-Crowned Night Heron - 2
73. Black Bittern - 1
74. Glossy Ibis - 5
75. White Ibis - many
76. Eurasian Spoonbill - 2
77. Painted Stork - 6
78. Black-Necked Stork - 1 juvenile
79. Bay-Backed Shrike - 2
Comb Duck
80. Long-Tailed Shrike - 2
81. Rufous Treepie - 7
82. House Crow - 4
83. Large-Billed Crow - 1
84. Black Drongo - 4
85. Ashy Drongo - 1
86. Asian Paradise Flycatcher - 1 female
87. Common Iora - 1
88. Common Woodshrike - 1
89. Orange-Headed Ground Thrush - 1
90. Verditer Flycatcher - 2
91. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - 1
92. Bluethroat - 1
93. Oriental Magpie Robin - 4
94. Indian Robin - 5
95. Black Redstart - 2
96. Common Stonechat - 5
97. Pied Bushchat - 12
98. Brahminy Starling - 15
99. Asian Pied Starling - 4
100. Common Mynah - many
Eurasian Thick-Knee
101. Bank Mynah - many
102. Barn Swallow - many
103. Red-Vented Bulbul - 5
104. White-Eared Bulbul - 3
105. Plain Prinia - 1
106. Graceful Prinia - 2
107. Ashy Prinia - 5
108. Common Chiffchaff - 3
109. Common Babbler - 6
110. Jungle Babbler - many
111. Lesser Whitethroat - 5
112. Purple Sunbird - 4
113. House Sparrow - 10
114. Chestnut-Shouldered Petronia - 12
115. White Wagtail - many
116. Yellow Wagtail - 4
117. Citrine Wagtail - 2
118. Grey Wagtail - 6
119. Paddyfield Pipit - 14


Greater Painted-Snipe





Lesser Whistling Duck





Ruff




Sarus Crane




Eurasian Spoonbill




Green Sandpiper




Spotted Owlet




Yellow-Wattled Lapwing