Wildlife

Bird Feeding, Bird Bath | Nature Forever

Posted by Kaushal Desai on April 14, 2019

 
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Bird Feeding, Bird Bath | Nature Forever

In this summer don’t forget to feed and give appropriate water to wildlife. Especially, water is one of the most important things birders can add to their backyard to attract birds. All bird species need water, and adding one or more water features to your yard will quickly attract feathered friends.  Birds need water for two reasons: drinking and preening. Water helps keep a bird’s body cool both from the inside and outside. Water baths can also remove dust, loose feathers, parasites and other debris from a bird’s plumage. Offering water in your backyard will attract more birds than just food sources, since birds that would not normally visit feeders can be tempted by water features.  Any water is an improvement on a dry backyard, but moving water will attract more birds because the motion catches their eye and they can hear any dripping, sprinkles or splashes. Apologies for not using original video sounds as its got windy sound so much in recording. 

Hope you liked this video. Keep Nature alive and fruitful 😇

email: kaushaldesai123@gmail.com 

 

Other related video:

 

House Sparrow (Bird Lover - Short Film)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqWjAretpNs&t=4s)B

BabySparrow (https://youtu.be/MwUrYzTpEL)

Environmental Education

Be a naturalist program at Melghat

Posted by Susan Sharma on April 08, 2019

 
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To all IWC members,

Here is a wonderful opportunity to earn a Naturalist certificate from the Forest Department!! 

"Melghat is the 4th largest tiger reserve in the country in terms of area and the 1st tiger reserve of the state of Maharashtra. Unlike others, Melghat has a few unique offerings for the people who care for the nature and wildlife.

Be A Naturalist is one such programme. The aim is to create awareness and understanding about some core wildlife issues including management and administration of a park which is a tiger reserve. The participants get the opportunity to directly interact with experts and top officials and learn by doing what regular forest staff does or is done only by select few from the outside world.

The programme offers field work and in house sessions mixed with fun and adventure like camera trapping, learning sign surveys, intricacies of patrolling, mapping, first aid along with the wild side which includes safaris and treks in the tiger land.

The programme is conducted by the forest department and a certificate is issued to the participants after successful completion of the course."

Read more at our link

https://www.indianwildlifeclub.com/programs/melghat/naturalist/naturalistProgramDetails.aspx

Apply soon as only limited seats are available

 See the beauty of Melghat forts in this short film

https://youtu.be/5cXSAg8kLjI

Regards,

Dr.Susan Sharma

Founder, IndianWildlifeClub.com

Bird Sanctuaries

Thol Bird Sanctuary visit

Posted by Bhagyesh shah on April 03, 2019

 
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I visited Thol bird sanctuary early winter morning this year and saw more than 50 types of birds. it was amazing to see sunrise and many water birds,birds of prey and animals like wild hare,fox and  nilgai.Few pics i have shared on this link https://www.viewbug.com/member/bhagyesh9   

Little Known Destinations

Vazhvanthol Waterfalls

Posted by Alex on April 01, 2019

 
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In this forum post I would like to share one of the less explored waterfalls in Kerala. Name of the waterfalls is Vazhvanthol waterfalls which is situated 45 Kilometers away from the Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. 

To read my complete trip experience, you may visit https://www.corenetworkz.com/2016/10/vazhvanthol-waterfalls-near-trivandrum.html  

To reach this waterfalls, you must take your drive to Nedumangadu, Vithura road from the city.  You can get the pass to this location from Kanithadam forest checkpost. 

You cannot enter the waterfalls without the permission from forest officers because it is situated in reserve forest. 

 

Bird Watching

Green Bee Eater

Posted by rahil on March 20, 2019

 
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https://www.photocrowd.com/photos/green-bee-eater-2576848.33b33ca60/

Green Bee Eater

One of the magnificient and colorful creations of the Almighty.

It is indeed mesmerizing to watch and photograph them at the same time.

Bird Watching

To the Land of Hornbills

Posted by Kiran Kashyap on March 18, 2019

 
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Hello friends,

This would be my first post in this forum. Am excited to share my trip reports with all like minded audience. Since the post do not allow me to post the photos along with the text, I have shared the link from my blog post on Great hornbills.

Hope you like it. 

https://kiranvrb.blogspot.com/2019/02/to-land-of-hornbills-i.html

 

Thanks,

Kiran Kashyap.

Wildlife

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary-Himalayan Monal

Posted by Susan Sharma on March 16, 2019

 
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Is the Himalayan Monal the Peacock of the Hills?

 

Watch our trip report to Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and Sarahan at the

https://youtu.be/5DMmzNTOrzY

Hindi Blogs

Car hire in Agra

Posted by Shiv on March 16, 2019

 
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Often known as the city of Taj Mahal, City of love, and the City of forts!! On contrary to popular belief, this heritage city has far more than to offer. We at one way cabs, provide better and most vulnerable cab services in Agra. We are standing on our feet to give ultimate, adventurous, and safe car hire in Agra.

Butterfly Pond Project, Gurgaon

IWC Ground Level project

Posted by Susan Sharma on March 10, 2019

 
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".....and wnen all the wars are over,  a butterfly will still be beautiful"

-Ruskin Bond

Thousand Shades Butterfly Park in Gurgaon, spread over 19 acres (adjoining Tau Devilal Bio Diversity Park) seeks to provide a Natural/Self sustaining habitat for butterflies. It seeks to provide butterflies the environment that nature intended.  

The Park, developed by local NGO "Uthaan" has a large number of supporters among large Corporates(National Geographic, Moody's) and many concerned Residents of the town. Many Schools visit the Park each week, with their students.

The Park provides its visitors a unique, serene and beautiful environment to spend time in. It creates awareness about the importance of conserving these beautiful creatures through an interpretation centre and indoor conservatory.  

Around 30 species of butterflies have been spotted so far. A special indoor conservatory has been built for the plain tiger butterfly. We view this initiative as an ideal Project for your Club to be involved in an on-Ground activity. 

IndianWildlifeClub.com has associated with "Uthaan" and Manish K.(water lilies expert)to create a waterlily pond and a marsh land around it to attract fireflies! 

Manish from "Team Jallumudini" is the knowledge partner.  Manish has experience of setting up water bodies in Delhi and NOIDA.

Here is a You Tube video on how the project came about.

https://youtu.be/zqZfVPaOk-w

The project is expected to cost Rs 5 lacs. 

IndianWildlifeClub has committed to raise Rs 2 lacs for the project.  The balance will be raised from Corporate Sponsorships.

You can contribute anything upward of Rs 200/-to support the project through the secure Payment Gateway links given at

https://indianwildlifeclub.com/funding/butterflypond/contribute.aspx.

The list of supporters who contribute will be published weekly in our website forum under the category "Butterfly Pond Project".   Work on the project has already started. You can follow the progress of the work through our forum postings

Please address queries to susan_sharma@hotmail.com

Hindi Blogs

Agra Day Tour by Gatiman

Posted by Shiv on March 07, 2019

 
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Agra city has lots of things to see and to do in. Mainly the top tourist place is Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. There are many travelers who want to visit Agra from Delhi and from Delhi there are several trains which come to Agra. Agra Day Tour by Gatiman Express is the tour package which takes tourist from Delhi by a luxury train.

 

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