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International Migratory Bird Day 2019: Best places for birdwatching in India

International Migratory Bird Day, 2019: Every year, the day has a theme and this year it is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” which will focus on the effect plastic pollution has on migratory birds and their habitat.

Drop in number of winged guests at Chilika

Around 100 people, including ornithologists from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), officials of wildlife organisations, several ornithologists and wildlife activists took part in the bird count between 6am and 11am on January 3.

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Down In Jungleland: The Birds Are Alright

Now that spring is here, a roll call of the birds that are out and about.

Two birds back in Nagaland from Siberia

The two birds have covered about 44,000 kms since they were satellite-tagged in November 2013.

In jungleland, the journey is the destination

It’s that time of the year when the birds begin their journey to the warmer comforts of the south.

Just before dawn, as the city awakens, the animal kingdom too, comes to life

In the darkest hour, just before dawn, as the city awakens, the animal kingdom too, comes to life.

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How feeding birds could be dangerous for your lungs

Some of us are sensitive to a variety of environmental agents we repeatedly breathe in making our immune system go for a toss.

Gulls are great subjects for flight photography

So, armed with a short 135 mm lens on a hefty Russian SLR, I would take myself off to a spot on Marine Drive where the birds came.

Birds gone wild

That story is now coming to light, thanks to an ambitious international collaboration that has been underway for four years.

In Fine Feather: You can’t afford tacky maintenance when you fly

They’re the birds’ USP — without them, they wouldn’t be birds — and they’re an unparalleled marvel of engineering and aesthetics.

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