Friday, 29 March 2013

Kutch 25.03.2013 - 27.03.2013


Places visited:

1. Greater Rann of Kutch
2. Chhari Dhand
3. Fulay Village
4. Mandvi Beach
5. Moda village Beach
6. Naliya Grasslands

A visit to Fulay village is a must - it is the only place where the Grey Hypocolius winters.
Moda Village Beach (very close to Mandvi)  is rich in coastal waders and Gulls & Terns, with birds coming very close to humans.


Trip List:

Bay-Backed Shrike
1. Black Francolin - 3 in Naliya
2. Grey Francolin - common throughout
3. Jungle Bush Quail - 2
4. Indian Peafowl - 7
5. Spot-Billed Duck - 2
6. Northern Shoveller - 6 in Chhari Dhand
7. Northern Pintail - 1 in Chhari Dhand
8. Garganey - 15
9. Gadwall - 2
10. Black-Rumped Flameback - 2
11. Common Hoopoe - 2 in GRK
12. Indian Roller - 4
13. Common Kingfisher - 1
14. White-Breasted Kingfisher - 6
15. Green Bee-Eater - very common
16. Asian Koel - 2
17. Sirkeer Malkoha - 2 in Fulay
18. Greater Coucal - common
19. Rose-Ringed Parakeet - 4
Black Francolin (female)
20. Wire-Tailed Swallow - 2
21. Barn Swallow - 20
22. Red-Rumped Swallow - 25
23. Rock Pigeon - many
24. Laughing Dove - many
25. Eurasian Collared Dove - 8
26. Indian Bustard - 1 in Naliya
27. Common Crane - 3 at Chhari Dhand
28. White-Breasted Waterhen - common
29. Purple Swamphen - 5
30. Common Moorhen - many
31. Common Coot - many
32. Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse - 15
33. Common Snipe - 1
34. Black-Tailed Godwit - 50 in Mandvi
35. Bar-Tailed Godwit - 10
36. Whimbrel - 6
37. Spotted Redshank - 1
38. Common Redshank - 5
Black Francolin (male)
39. Common Greenshank - 4
40. Marsh Sandpiper - 1
41. Green Sandpiper - 4
42. Common Sandpiper - 5
43. Ruddy Turnstone - 15
44. Sanderling - 2
45. Little Stint - many
46. Ruff - many
47. Pheasant-Tailed Jacana - 2
48. Bronze-Winged Jacana - 1
49. Black-Winged Stilt - 25
50. Pied Avocet - 2
51. Kentish Plover - 50 in Chhari Dhand
52. Lesser Sand Plover - 25 in Moda
53. Greater Sand Plover - 15 in Moda
54. Yellow-Wattled Lapwing - 12
55. Red-Wattled Lapwing - many
56. White-Tailed Lapwing - 1
57. Indian Courser - 2
58. Collared Pratincole - 1 in Chhari Dhand
59. Yellow-Legged Gull - 7
Black Ibis
60. Heuglin's Gull - 2
61. Brown-Headed Gull - 15
62. Black-Headed Gull - 35
63. Caspian Tern - 2
64. Common Tern - 2
65. Little Tern - 12
66. Whiskered Tern - many
67. Black-Shouldered Kite - 1
68. Black Kite - 6
69. Eurasian Marsh Harrier - 2
70. Montagu's Harrier - 2
71. Pallid Harrier - 1
72. Shikra - 2
73. Laggar Falcon - 1 near Kala Dunger
74. Peregrine Falcon - 1
75. Little Grebe - 2
76. Darter - 2
77. Little Cormornt - 3
78. Indian Cormorant - 5
79. Little Egret - 2
Black-Headed Gull (in flight)
80. Western Reef Egret - 5
81. Intermediate Egret - 4
82. Great Egret - 1
83. Cattle Egret - 5
84. Grey Heron - 5
85. Purple Heron - 1
86. Indian Pond Heron - many
87. Lesser Flamingo - many
88. Greater Flamingo - many
89. Glossy Ibis - 1
90. Black Ibis - 5
91. Black-Headed Ibis - 3
92. Eurasian Spoonbill - 1
93. Dalmatian Pelican - 2 at Moda Beach
94. Great White Pelican - 4
95. Painted Stork - 4
96. Bay-Backed Shrike - 4
97. Long-Tailed Shrike - 1
98. Southern Grey Shrike - 3
99. Rufous Treepie - 2
Black-Headed Gull
100. House Crow - many
101. Small Minivet - 2
102. Black Drongo - 3
103. Oriental Magpie Robin - 2
104. Indian Robin - 6
105. Common Stonechat - 5
106. Stoliczka's Bushchat - 2
107. Pied Bushchat - 2
108. Brahminy Starling - 1
109. Rosy Starling - 6
110. Bank Mynah - many
111. Common Mynah - many
112. Red-Vented Bulbul - many
113. White-Cheeked Bulbul - 15
114. Plain Prinia - 3
115. Graceful Prinia - 2
116. Ashy Prinia - 2
117. Common Babbler - 2
118. Jungle Babbler - 14
119. Lesser Whitethroat - 5
Black-Tailed Godwit
120. Hume's Whitethroat - 4
121. Singing Bushlark - 4
122. Ashy-Crowned Sparrow-Lark - 5
123. Rufous-Tailed Lark - 1
124. Bimaculated Lark - 1
125. Greater Short-Toed Lark - 15
126. Crested Lark - 25
127. Sykes's Lark - 1
128. Purple Sunbird - 2
129. House Sparrow - 1
130. White Wagtail - 4
131. Citrine Wagtail - 3
132. Yellow Wagtail - 1
133. Grey Wagtail - 1
134. Paddyfield Pipit - 6
135. Indian Silverbill - 12

Black-Winged Stilt


Caspian Tern (compare size with Little Tern in bottom right)


Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse (female)




Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse (male)




Collared Pratincole (flushed)



Collared Pratincole


Crested Lark




Dalmatian Pelican




Greater Sand Plover





Greater Short-Toed Lark





Grey Francolin





Grey Hypocolius





Indian Bushlark





Indian Silverbill





Jungle Babbler





Kentish Plover





Lesser Sand Plover





Little Grebe





Northern Pintail





Rosy Starling





Ruddy Turnstone





Rufous-Tailed Lark





Sanderling





Singing Bushlark





Sirkeer Malkoha





Southern Grey Shrike





Western Reef Egret





Whimbrel





Whiskered Tern (compare size with Little Tern behind)





White-Cheeked Bulbul





Yellow-Wattled Lapwing