team, Nirmal Solanki, Harshvardhan Singh Rathore and myself participated from Udaipur, Rajasthan as team 2 under leadership of Mr. N P Singh, a seasoned birder, now based in Udaipur. We started our birding at 7AM int he morning and ended at 10:30AM at Jungle Safari Park behind Pichola Lake in Udaipur city where we met our other Team 1 headed by Mr. Gunvinder Singh.

We all participated as members of Talon group of Udaipur which is a wildlife photographer’s group in Udaipur. Our team went o Barapal which is around 25KM from Udaipur city on Udaipur-Ahmedabad Highway. After counting almost 65 species there, we came to Raptor Sanctuary ( the dumping ground of Udaipur), near Valicha Village on Udaipur-Ahmedabad Highway.

We could not locate Flamingos, Eagle Owl etc. which are normally found in Udaipur. Anyway, our list was prepared by Mr. N P Singh after meeting with both teams. Here is the list :-

1. Red-vented Bulbul
2. Rock Pigeon
3. Laughing Dove
4. Eurasian-collared Dove
5. White-throated Kingfisher
6. Common Kingfisher

7. Pied Kingfisher
8. Common Coot
9. Common Pochard
10. Little Cormorant
11. Cattle Egret
12. Little Egret
13. Intermediate Egret
14. Red-naped Ibis
15. Pond Heron
16. Black-winged Stilt
17. Pheasant-tailed Jacana
18. Glossy Ibis
19. Grey Heron
20. Purple Heron
21. Common Moorhen
22. White-breasted Waterhen
23. Little Grebe
24. Spot-billed Duck
25. Gadwall
26. Eurasian Wigeon
27. Cotton Pygmy Goose
28. Common Teal
29. Garganey
30. Tufted Duck
31. Northern Shoveler
32. Ruddy Shelduck
33. River Tern
34. Black-tailed Godwit
35. Common Greenshank
36. Green Sandpiper
37. Common Sandpiper
38. Little -ringed Plover
39. Common Redshank
40. Purple Swamphen
41. Small Pratincole
42. Southern Coucal
43. Citrine Wagtail
44. White Wagtail

45. White-browed Wagtail
46. Purple Sunbird
47. Purple-rumped Sunbird
48. Red-wattled Lapwing
49. Common Myna
50. Wire-tailed Swallow
51. Paddyfield Pipit
52. Red-rumped Swallow
53. Barn Swallow
54. Rose-ringed Parakeet
55. Plum-headed Parakeet
56. House Sparrow
57. Red-throated Flycatcher
58. Green bee-eater
59. Greenish Warbler
60. Common Iora
61. Spotted Owlet
62. House Crow
63. Black Drongo
64. Grey Francolin
65. Rufous Treepie
66. Oriental White-eye
67. Ashy Prinia
68. Grey-breasted Prinia
69. Lesser Whitethroat
70. Jungle Quail
71. Indian Robin
72. Indian Peafowl
73. Egyptian Vulture
74. Steppe Eagle
75. Black Kite
76. Shikra
77. Blue Throat
78. Black Redstart
79. White-browed Fantail
80. Indian Silverbill
81. Pied Starling
82. Brahminy Starling
83. Common Myna
84. Common Tailorbird
85. Jungle Babbler
86. Large Grey Babbler
87. Common Chiffchaff
88. Oriental Magpie Robin
89. Isabelline Shrike
90. Long-tailed Shrike
91. Common Woodshrike
92. Hoopoe
93. Ashy-crowned Sparrowlark
94. Dusky Craig Martin
95. Unidentified Swift
96. Large Cuckoo Shrike?
97. Shikra

One thought on “Indibirding Team Participated Big Birding Day 2013”

  1. must be awe inspiring experience…. congratulations to the team.
    does anyone help in knowing which binoculars and camera one must but to star birding.
    I am in Patiala and watch almost 20 species every day arround in urban estate and Punjabi University.I was happy with this much….. but watching the migrants, and so many more …. I need to feel the thrill.
    Will anybody help?

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