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The Following Reports are available from North West India:
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Northern India Norther Himalaya, Uttaranchal, Corbett, Kaladhungi, Naini Tal, New Delhi
NorthWest India (this page) Rajasthan, Bharatpur, Western Himalaya
North East India West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Darjeeling, Lava
Goa Goa, Backwoods, Western Ghats
Southern India Kerala, Andaman Islands,Mysore,Cochin, Tamil Nadu

India Footprints

India Footprints

  • India is a country which contiues to amaze and enthrall the world as it unfolds its tremendous cultural and Natural treasures. India Footprints caters to clients who want responsible tourism. We help and support Orphanage house. When you take a tour with India Footprints it is not only about tourism, you contribute to Environment, the Nature & the Wildlife. We cater for Tailormade or customized  tours.

Northwest India January 30th - February 13th, 2013

  • Back at Tiger Camp, I found a very nice male Tickell's Blue Flycatcher and a pair of roosting Collared Scops Owls among the thick bamboos...Charles Harper reports.

Rajasthan and Gujarat February 2012 by Steve Lister - a report in pdf format. (879kB)

India, Rajasthan, Uttranchal 5th April to 18th April 2009

  • Our birding trip at Bharatpur began at 6.00 in the morning to see yellow wattle lapwing, rufous tailed shrike, ashy prinia and grey franklin in the nearby fields.   We spent one and a half day birding at Bharatpur bird sanctuary which yielded good results...Uday Patel reports for India Footprints.

Gujarat 3rd -15th February 2009

  • Gujarat in NW India is a large state of mainly flat desert and salt pans. It has an excellent road system. Birds are present in large numbers with some specialities. There is the added attraction of Wild Asses and Asiatic Lions...John Kirby reports

12 Days in Gujarat and Kutch November 2007

  • On the last day we visited Chari Dhandh, A famous hot spot in Kutch for Raptors and Grey Hypocolious, We sighted 12 Grey Hypocolious on the roosting time. And in the morning in the same area we had seen many raptor species including Steppe Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Imperial Eagle...Arpit Deomurari reports

Rajasthan, NW India 1-11 December 2005

  • On arrival in Delhi we visited Okhla Barrage on the Yamuna River on the first day. Next day was at Chambal River, before moving to Bharatpur where we spent two and a half days. From here we headed to Jaipur spending a day at desert sites to the west. Our final area was the edge of the Thar Desert around the cities of Phalodi and Bikaner, before returning to Delhi...Ian Barthorpe reports

Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, India, January 28th - February 11 th 2006

  • We left Nainital to head back to Delhi and on leaving the town we noticed a large number of raptors on what looked like a rubbish tip on the left of the road. Most of these proved to be Steppe Eagles, probably 30+.....John Kirby reports.
Tawny Eagle

Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 31 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

  • The desert birding experience was excellent and the Thar Desert is a definite place to recommend to other birders, I recorded over 60 species in the desert national park itself and only missed a couple of expected species namely MacQueen’s Bustard and Hoopoe Lark...Paul Bamford reports.

India, Rajasthan, December 2005

  • The main aim of this trip was to see a tiger, which luckily we did. Also to look for some of the harder to see species of birds in Rajasthan. We travelled mainly by train for the first half of the trip then succumbed to the ease and comfort of a car and driver...Stuart White reports.

North-western India Re-invented 28th January 2005 – 28th February 2005

  • This report is based on a one-month trip to North-western India. This includes Bharatpur, Ranthambhore, Ramnagar, Corbett and Nainital. We also visited less known Chambal River Sanctuary in Madhya/Uttar Pradesh and Gir forest, Champaner and Rann of Kutch in Gujarat...Jerzy Dyczkowski and Bert S report.

North-West India November 17th - December 8th 2001

  • Early morning saw us in Bharathpur again but this time with a guide. After two days of birding on our own here, someone with more knowledge of the area was needed to fill in some gaps on our lists. We started at the nursery where we found grey nightjars, chestnut-bellied nuthatch, yellow-footed pigeon, orange-headed thrush, ashy drongo and fleeting glimpses of two dusky eagle owls....Pierre van der Wielen reports.

Winter Birding in Northern and Western India December 22nd -January 8th, 2001

  • We had been to this part of India the year before. Even so, out of the 310 bird species we saw this time there were more than a hundred new birds for India, among them 95 lifers. However, there is not just birdlife to India: we enjoyed also other wildlife, plants, landscapes, historic places, towns and villages, and the friendly people...Robert Wynands and Ulrike Bischler report.

Birding, wildlife and tourist trip to Rajasthan, India Jan 2001

  • Participants on this two week trip to Rajasthan were Jan & Stephen Mawby, Neil Osborne and Gillian Webster. Here Stephen Mawby gives his Itinerary and a full bird list for the trip.


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Some Useful bird books for North West India:
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Birds of the Indian subcontinent
Carol Inskipp, Richard Grimmett, Tim Inskipp: Buy from or

  • This highly recommended field guide covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at-a-glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches.

Birds of Northern India
Richard Grimmett, Tim Inskipp: Buy from or

  • From the wet evergreen forests and alpine peaks of the Himalayas, to the Thar Desert and the vast wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural habitats that stretch to New Delhi and beyond, northern India is a diverse and welcoming paradise for birders and ecotourists. This field guide provides a concise, fully illustrated introduction to the region's known species.

A Photographic guide to India (including Nepal, Sri Lanka, The maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan and Bangladesh.)
Bikram Grewal: Buy from or

  • This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book. This is an essential volume for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as for anyone traveling to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Bhutan.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Krys Kazmierczak: Buy from or

  • This up-to-date pocket-sized guide is essential for anyone interested in the birds of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. The book includes information on field identification, habitat, range, and status of the 1,300 species of birds found these countries, as well as illustrations and distribution maps for each.

Collins Birds of India
Martin Wedgwood: Buy from or

  • This compact work has full colour illustrations of the more common and striking birds on the Indian sub-continent. It covers 545 bird species in a vast diversity of habitats ranging from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka, and from Pakistan to Bangladesh

Pocket guide to Birds of the Indian subcontinent
Grimmett, Inskipp & Inskipp.(2002): Buy from

  • Concentrating on identification, this guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent covers over 1300 species, with information on habits and distribution. It also includes a detailed map for each species.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal
Bikram Grewal: Buy from

  • A photographic guide to the bird species most frequently seen in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Over 250 species are included, with thumbnail silhouettes identifying visually the different family groups. The book's introduction explains how to use the guide effectively and also contains information on bird biology and behaviour.

A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Salim Ali & Dillon Ripley: Buy from

  • This comprehensive book depicts all bird species found on the Indian Subcontinent. The entries are arranged familywise on 106 colour plates which follow each other in systematic order and are thus easy to find. Beautifully illustrated by the American bird painter, John Henry Dick, the book provides concise information concerning status, size, habitat and distribution within subcontinental limits. The text has also been completely revised and updated with a great deal of new data.


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Goa: Rough Guide
David Abram: Buy from or

  • If any word could be said to encapsulate the essence of GOA, it would have to be the Portuguese sossegarde, meaning "carefree". For the birder the area is a paradise, two hundred species should be available during a two week period with a hundred more on a long stay. Goa's National Parks all get a mention, along with key access details. Other intriquing wild life notes include, the "Mugger" Crocodile and how to see the endangered "Olive Ridley" Marine Turtle.

Lonely Planet Delhi
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  • includes the Taj Mahal and Jaipur. This covered everything I needed before travelling to India. It is full of useful tips and information and was enough for our limited needs.
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