Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Third Sunday Trail - Shivanahalli- 18th Dec 2011 -

Its time again to reconnect with nature, and enjoy the flora and fauna around Bannerghatta.This month's Third Sunday Trail will be held on 18th Dec 2011.The meeting point is Ramakrishna Mission School ,Shivanahalli at 6.30 am.

Wikimapia coordinates :  12°43'21"N   77°34'18"E

Trail route is Ramakrishna Mission School to Bannerghatta Forest Patch behind the school campus.

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, cap, water bottle,binocular ( if you have), a camera ( if you like to shoot) and snacks ( if you don't mind sharing with others..:-))is what you need to carry during the trail.The trail is free and open to all ages who can walk till around noon.(PL. NOTE THAT THIS TRAIL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN )

How to reach Shivanahalli ? Take the Bannerghatta Road from the Bangalore City. Cross the Bannerghatta circle  - the road curves to the left at that junction near the Bannerghatta Police Station. Proceed further towards Jigani Industrial township. Halfway, on the right hand side at Raagi Halli Bus Stop, you will see the Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli hoarding. (You will also notice a Swamy Ayyappa temple hoarding). Take a right turn there and drive for about 10 kms. Do not take any side roads (rare and few) that you will come along . Travelling through the Bannerghatta National Park reserved forest, you will have to cross the Ragihalli village to come over to Shivanahalli. The Ramakrishna Mission School is located at the entrance of the Shivanahalli village.

We recommend car-pooling between participants. While confirming participation please also indicate your contact details and the route you will be taking to reach.If traveling in your own car, please do indicate if any spare capacity is available.

NOTE : During all our previous Shivanahalli trails, Swami Vishnumayanandji, has been hosting us for tea/snacks/lunch for the participants.And many of the participants have been donating pooled money to Swamiji for his kindness and the good work he is doing for the school/village and the park.Swamiji has requested that whosoever would like to donate, pl donate individually and directly to him, so that he can meet each of them, howsoever small the amount may be.


We as organizers shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred - directly or indirectly - due to natural hazards,weather,injury or any untoward incident that may happen during the trail.Hence, request you all to follow and be with the Ashram's resource person for the day.

You can confirm your participation by calling Geetanjali at 9845383882.. 

Third Sunday Trail - Kasavanakunte-20th November 2011 - Bird List

The bird list for Kasavanakunte as compiled by Deepa Mohan

Babbler, Jungle
Barbet, White-cheeked
 Bee-eater, Small Green
 Bulbul, Red-vented
 Bulbul, Red-whiskered
 Bushchat, Pied
 Bushlark, Indian
 Bushlark, Jerdon's
 Cormorant, Little
 Coucal, Greater
 Crow, House
 Crow, Jungle
 Dove, Laughing
 Dove, Spotted
 Drongo, Ashy
 Drongo, Black
 Egret, Cattle
 Egret, Little
 Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail
 Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
 Francolin, Grey
 Heron, Pond
 Kingfisher, White-breasted
 Koel, Asian
 Lapwing, Red-wattled
 Munia, Scaly-breasted
 Munia, White-rumped
 Myna, Common
 Myna, Jungle
 Oriole, Golden
 Owlet, Spotted
 Parakeet, Rose-ringed
 Pigeon, Blue Rock
 Pipit, Paddyfield
 Prinia, Ashy
 Prinia, Plain
 Robin, Indian
 Robin, Oriental Magpie
 Sparrow, House
 Sunbird, Purple-rumped
 Swallow, Barn
 Swallow, Red-rumped
 Swallow, Wire-tailed
 Swift, Asian Palm
 Tailorbird, Common
 Thrush, Blue Rock
 Treepie, Rufous
 Warbler, Blyth's Reed
 Warbler, Booted
 Warbler, Greenish Leaf