Online Chat “Migratory birds of
October , 2004
Susan Welcome to IWC chat on "Migratory Birds of
Susan Nice to see you,
Thank you, Susan
Susan I really appreciate the fact that you
travelled 26km to access the internet so that you can participate.
While we wait for others to join in, may be you can start your introduction.
Susan How long have you been bird watching?
migratory birds have started to arrive here this season also as usual. The leaf warblers are here; so are some of the waders like Common sandpiper, Common Redshank etc. I've been witnessing this since I started bird watching 25 years ago.
Susan These birds you are referring to are "local
migrators" are they?
far as Kerala is concerned, most of the migrants are long distance
travellers. Some of the leaf warblers do breed in the
Himalayas. The Common Sandpiper also breeds within Indian limits in the
What about the sandpipers and red shank- Do they also breed in
I had been to
Bharatpur last week. The water levels there are very low. So painted storks had not yet come. Usually they start nesting early
Painted Stork is a local migrant to Kerala, it seems. They breed in
Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Breeding colonies like
Ranganathittu and Koondakulam are not far from
Kerala, interestingly. State boundaries are not for birds, of course.
Susan Where in
Kerala can one see the painted stork and during which month?
There are only sporadic sightings of this stork in
Kerala. Walayar reservoir near
Palakkad is one place where there had been several sightings over the years.
Susan Where are you from
Mumbai and I am very much interested in Documentation of Wildlife.
have to sign out. This internet cafe closes at 8.00 PM.
Susan Tell us where you have been documenting birds in particular.
Sashi , hope to see you next month when we discuss crane migration. Please do stay as long as you can.
Kavadi Near Pune and at
Uran near Mumbai.
Do you have a question for
Sashi our expert today?
Yes, What's the ideal period for documentation of Birds in
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No problem. Will you please Tell me the sites around
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Delhi the best site is
Bharatpur & then Sultanpur,
Are you documenting by counting, photographs/videos?
month I am planning for Dudhwa and
Pangot. While returning I will be in Delhi.
and Video. I have my own Brodcast Quality Panasonic DG-AVX 102A Mini DV Camera.
Susan Next month should be ideal for
Sultanpur & Okhla. By Dec Jan there will be too much fog.
How long is
That is nice. Are you doing it as a hobby?
Sultanpur is in
Gurgaon, From central Delhi about 40 km
Yes it's my serious hobby.
Pl. get in touch when you are in
Delhi. I stay in
Gurgaon, it will be nice to meet you. I also have a serious hobby of documenting wildlife.
profession I am a Director & Producer of Theatre as well as Documentaries and Short Films.
If you have any nature/wildlife productions of your own, we can put the details on our video page.
I have heard and read lot about your projects and definitely will be in touch with you.
Susan Now, I think I have to sign off. Thank you
for coming in.
OK, Nice to meet you.