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The Following Reports are available from India:
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Northern India Northern Himalaya, Uttaranchal, Corbett, Kaladhungi, Naini Tal, New Delhi,
NorthWest India 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, Hyderabad

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Camp Corbett and Mountain Quail Camp

  • The Himalayan land of Kumaon, in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal, is a paradise for birdwatching and wildlife. Situated 25 km east of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Camp Corbett offers comfortable accomodation for a very reasonable price. Explore the spectacular hill jungles on foot, with 317 bird species recorded. Our mountain lodge at Pangot is in another fascinating area for birding. (Visit Website direct)
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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.

Southern India Trip Report December 25, 2003-January 2, 2004

  • We spent 10 days from December 25 through January 4 in Kerala (and briefly Tamil Nadu), India with the dual objectives of relaxing and searching for Southern Indian specialty birds. The trip was organized for two of us by Kalypso Adventures. Kalypso provided excellent service as did our birding guide....Mark Giordano reports for Kerala Birds

  • Specializes in Birdwatching and wildlife safaris in Bharatpur, Delhi, Corbett Park and its surrounding areas and the hills of Kumaons. Since we belong to the area and are totally passionate about our activities we can assure you of a comfortable way to enjoy nature, birdwatching and wildlife in India.

Large Indian NIghtjar

Northern India January 12th - 30th 2005 

  • There were a great many highlights, but those most vivid in my mind are of flocks of Indian Coursers at Bharatpur, Sarus Cranes standing majestically in agricultural fields near Bharatpur, Brown and Tawny Fish Owls at Kumeria and Corbett, Marshall's Iora at Bharatpur....Chris Bradshaw reports for Birdwatching Breaks








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A Field Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Birds of the Indian subcontinent:

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Some Useful bird books for 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.

A Birdwatchers' Guide to India (Prion Birdwatchers' Guide)
Krys Kazmierczak, Raj Singh: Buy from or

  • "This is an indispensable guide to over 90 sites and areas, for birds as well as other wildlife. It contains a checklist of Indian birds and the first comprehensive checklist of mammals. 'I have been unable to find fault with the areas that I am familiar with and the maps are almost like visiting the site again..."

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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