Birding Locations


BANGALORE


TG Halli reservoir - Location

TG Halli reservoir is not open for public. Permission from the forest dept., is required to enter the premises. Some of the birds spotted include Oriental Skylark, Green Sandpiper, Common Kestrel, Little ringed Plover and so on.   

Useful blogs : by K B SrinivasMyworldfoodandtravelblog ; Bangalorecaptured.com ; Natureclicks.in


Hebbal Lake -  Location.

Hebbal lake is open to public. In the morning, between 10 - 6, there is a small entry fee that is charged. Some of the birds spotted include Snake bird, Sun bird, Common Coot, Brahminy Kite, Egret and so on.

Useful Blogs : K B Srinivas ; Indian wildlife photographs ; Redthil ; Golumolu's blogs


Rampura Lake - Location

Located near Rampura village, this available for bird watchers at all times. Some of the birds spotted in Rampura Lake include Brown Shirke,Jungle Prinia, Cormorant, Little Grebe and so on. 

Useful Blogs : Myworldoffoodandtravel ; Bangalorecaptured


Hoskote Lake - Location

The Hoskote lake is situated 30kms from Bangalore and is open to public at all times. Some of the birds spotted in Hoskote lake include Yellow Wagtail, Spot billed duck, Marsh Harrier, Grebe, Pied Bushchat and so on.

Useful Blogs : Bangalorecaptured ; Bangalorebirders ; Myworldfoodandtravel


Indian Institute of Science - Location

Indian Institute of Science has more than 150 bird species that have been spotted. Permission is required to enter the premises.Some of the birds spotted in IISc campus include Shikra, Green bee eater, Ashy prinia, Red-whiskered bulbul and so on. 

Useful Blogs: IISc report ; Photography Club at IISc


The Valley school - Location

The Valley school area is one of the most popular places for birding. Birding is not allowed inside the school premises, but the area outside the school is also home to many birds. Some of the birds spotted in the Valley School include Oriental White Eye, Coppersmith Barbet, Rufous-bellied Babbler.

Useful Blogs: K B Srinivas ; wildlifeodyssey ; itslife ; bangalore.citizenmatters ; huchchara santhe


Turahalli forest - Location

Turahalli forest is a small forest area off Kanakapura road. Many rare species of birds can be spotted here. Some of the birds spotted are Wagtail, Great Horned Owl, White Eyed Buzzard and so on.

Useful Blogs: deponti.livejournal ; bangalorecaptured


Nandi hills - Location

Nandi Hills is around 60km from Bangalore. The place is famous for raptors, thrush, flycatchers. Birds spotted in Nandi hills include Oriental White Eye, Scaly Breasted Munia, Jungle Fowl and so on.

Useful Blogs: K B Srinivas ; Myworldfoodandtravel ; weekendtravels ; bangalorecaptured ; indianwildlifephotography


Banneraghatta National Park - Location

Situated 22kms away from South Bangalore, the Bannerghatta national park is home to many birds. Some of the birds spotted in Bannerghatta National Park are Goldfronted leafbird, Common Kestrel and so on.

Useful Blogs: adventureanytime ; wildlifeodyssey 


Hulimangala - Location

The Hulimangala village is on Bannerghatta-Anekal Road, around about 4-5 kms from Bannerghatta. Some of the birds spotted in Hulimangala include Mottled wood owl, hoopoe.

Useful Blogs: K B Srinivas ; redthil


Lalbagh Botanical Gardens - Location

Lalbagh is one of the famous haunts for bird watchers.  Some of the birds spotted at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens include Green Barbet, Egret, Owlet, Purple Swamphen and so on.

Useful Blogs: Adventureanytime


Thattekere Lake - Location

On the outskirts of Bangalore, around 30kms from the city, the Thattekere lake is considered a heaven for bird watchers. Some of the birds spotted here include red-whiskered bulbul, white heron, green bee eater and so on.

Useful Blogs: journal-of-a-roadie ; myworldfoodandtravel ; bangalorecaptured ; prashantattrips ; gokultours


 


MYSORE


Ranganathittu bird sanctuary - Location

The bird sanctuary is two hours drive from Bangalore and is a great place to see huge flocks of migratory birds in winter. Some of the birds spotted include River Tern, Grey Hornbill, Red Wattled Lapwing and so on.

Useful Blogs: kunzum ; indianwildlifemoments ; indianwildlifephotography ; indianholiday


 


CHENNAI


IIT Madras Campus - Location

Some of the birds spotted in IIT Madras campus include Yellow Billed Babblers, Rufous Treepie, Commom Mynah, Indian Golden Oriole and so on.

Useful Blogs: birdingdoc 


Guindy National Park - Location

Guindy National Park is said to host over 150 species of birds. Entry into the park is between 9 to 5:30PM. Some of the birds spotted in the park include Crow Pheasant, Blue faced Malkoha, Koels, Drongos and so on.

Useful Blogs: tourismwebindia123


Kelambakkam Back waters - Location

Kelambakkam Backwaters attracts lot of migratory birds during winter season. Some of the birds spotted include Terns, Gulls, Waders.

Useful Blogs: Chennaionnet ; impulsiverambler ; conservationindia


Theosophical Society Gardens - Location

The visiting hours are 8:30AM - 10AM, and 2:00 -4:00PM, with no entry fee. Some of the birds spotted at the Theosophical Society include Ashy minivet, Asian Koels, Yellow billed Babblers and so on.

Useful Blogs: redgannet ; birdingdoc


Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary - Location

It is one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in India. Some of the birds include Storks, Egrets, Asian openbill, Black-headed Ibis, and so on.

Useful Blogs: forests ; birdbuddies


Nanmangalam reserve forest - Location

Many species of birds can be spotted in this forest range. Some of the spotted birds include Common Woodshrike, Spotted Dove, Red-Vented Bulbul and so on.

Useful Blogs: Chennaionnet ; go-nxg


Nelapattu Bird sanctuary - Location

Situated 50kms from Chennai, this birds sanctuary is actually situated in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Some of the birds spotted include Grep Pelican, Night Heron, White Ibis and many more.

Useful blogs: discoveredindia ; andhraspider


 

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