Trip Details

Location:
Gorewada Lake and Forest
Observer:
Kuldeep Shukla
Trip Date:
Feb 24, 2013 From 07:00 am To 11:00 am
Total Species Seen:
112
Notes:
Me Tushar, Pranjal Started Big Birding Day (BBD) in Gorewada Lake, abt 7AM. Going with regular birds, than winter migrants but till now we got nothing special to celebrate, than find Savana Nightjars and Eurasian Thick-knee (wow they are back in Grewada). While returning Pranjal spotted some tufted duck while shooting suddenly someone pops up from water, it was unbelievable we got Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable from head and neck decorations.

Bird's list for the trip


  • Grebes, Cormorants

    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Indian Cormorant
    • Little Cormorant
    • Little Grebe
  • Herons, Egrets, Storks

    • Asian Openbill
    • Cattle Egret
    • Grey Heron
    • Indian Pond Heron
    • Little Egret
    • Purple Heron
  • Ibises, Ducks, Geese

    • Common Pochard
    • Cotton Pygmy-goose
    • Eurasian Wigeon
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Lesser Whistling-duck
    • Northern Pintail
    • Red-crested Pochard
    • Spot-billed Duck
    • Tufted Duck
  • Birds of Prey

    • Oriental Honey-buzzard
    • Pariah Kite
    • Shikra
  • Partridges, Junglefowl

    • Grey Francolin
    • Indian Peafowl
  • Rails, Crakes

    • Common Coot
    • Purple Swamphen
    • White-breasted Waterhen
  • Jacanas, Snipes, Sandpipers

    • Common Sandpiper
    • Great Thick-knee
    • Green Sandpiper
    • Jack Snipe
    • Little Ringed Plover
    • Pheasant tailed Jacana
    • Red-wattled Lapwing
    • Yellow-wattled Lapwing
  • Pigeons, Doves

    • Blue rock Pigeon
    • Eurasian Collared Dove
    • Laughing Dove
    • Red Collared Dove
    • Spotted Dove
    • Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
  • Parakeets

    • Plum-headed Parakeet
    • Rose ringed Parakeet.
  • Cuckoos

    • Asian Koel
    • Greater Coucal
  • Owls, Nightjars

    • Indian Nightjar
    • Savanna Nightjar
  • Swifts

    • House Swift.
  • Kingfishers

    • Common Kingfisher
    • White-breasted Kingfisher
  • Bee-Eaters

    • Green Bee-eater
  • Rollers, Hoopoes

    • Common Hoopoe
    • Indian Roller
  • Hornbills

    • Grey Hornbill
  • Barbets, Woodpeckers

    • Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker
  • Larks

    • Red-winged Bushlark
    • Rufous-tailed Lark
    • Syke's Crested Lark
  • Swallows

    • Barn Swallow
    • Dusky Crag Martin
    • Red-rumped Swallow
    • Wire-tailed Swallow
  • Shrikes, Orioles, Drongos

    • Bay-backed Shrike
    • Black Drongo
    • Eurasian Golden Oriole
    • Long-tailed Shrike
  • Starlings (Mynas)

    • Asian Pied Starling
    • Bank Myna
    • Brahminy Starling
    • Common Myna
  • Crows, Treepies

    • House Crow
    • Rufous Treepie
  • Cuckooshrikes, Minivets

    • Small Minivet
  • Ioras, Leafbirds, Bulbuls

    • Common Iora
    • Red-vented Bulbul
    • White-browed Bulbul
  • Babblers

    • Common Babbler
    • Jungle Babbler
    • Yellow-eyed Babbler
  • Flycatchers

    • Red-throated Flycatcher
    • Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
    • White-browed Fantail
    • White-throated Fantail
  • Warblers

    • Ashy Prinia
    • Booted Warbler
    • Clamorous Reed Warbler
    • Greenish Warbler
    • Grey-breasted Prinia
    • Jungle Prinia
    • Lesser Whitethroat
    • Plain Prinia
    • Sulphur-bellied Warbler
  • Chats, Thrushes

    • Black Redstart
    • Bluethroat
    • Brown Rock-Chat
    • Common Stonechat
    • Indian Robin
    • Orange-headed Thrush
    • Oriental Magpie Robin
  • Pipits, Wagtails

    • Grey Wagtail
    • Paddyfield Pipit
    • White-browed Wagtail
    • Yellow Wagtail
  • Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds

    • Oriental White-Eye
    • Purple Sunbird
    • Purple-rumped Sunbird
  • Sparrows, Buntings

    • Baya Weaver
    • Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
    • House Sparrow
    • Indian Silverbill
    • Red Avadavat