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Shashi Sood is on a mission to capture rare birds with her camera lens

A post graduate in political science, in the last six years, Sood has photographed and documented hundreds of species of rare and lost birds across Punjab, Bharatpur, Harike Pattan, Rann of Kutch, Nanital and Australia, where she has travelled extensively.

Down in Jungleland: Once Upon A Time in Aarey

Memories of the unspoiled beauty of Mumbai’s lakes and green lungs.


Down in Jungleland: Wing Games

Besides being game birds, grey francolins are also great fighters.

‘Take kids outdoors, to parks and birdwatching sites’

“The book features birds from marshy wetlands like the Purple Moorehens, nocturnal birds like the Indian Nightjar, those commonly found in our urban cities like the Asian Koels, Magpie Robins, sunbirds, kingfishers and Jungle Babblers, among others.”

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.


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.