Monday, November 19, 2012

Birdlist - Shivanahalli -18th November 2012

The bird list as compiled by K S Seshadri 

1. Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
2. White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)
3. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
4. Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
5. Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) *suspected call*
6. White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
7. Small Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
8. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
9. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) *calls*
10. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
11. House Swift (Apus affinis) *Ragihalli RF*
12. Little Brown Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
13. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) *Ragihalli RF*
14. Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
15. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
16. White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)
17. Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
18. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
19. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
20. Gold-fronted Chloropsis (Chloropsis aurifrons)
21. Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)
22. Indian Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
23. House Crow (Corvus splendens)
24. Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
25. Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
26. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) *Ragihalli RF*
27. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)
28. Asian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
29. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
30. Blue-headed Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhynchus)
31. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)
32. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)
33. Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) *Ragihalli RF*
34. Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)
35. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
36. Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
37. White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus)
38. Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
39. Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata)
40. Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
41. Greenish Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
42. Indian Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus horsfieldii)
43. White-headed Babbler (Turdoides affinis)
44. Quaker Tit-Babbler (Alcippe poioicephala)
45. Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
46. Tickell's Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos)
47. Loten's Sunbird (Nectarinia lotenia)
48. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) *Ragihalli
49.Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Third Sunday Trail -18th November 2012-Shivanahalli Farm Area

Its time again to reconnect with nature and enjoy the flora / fauna around Bannerghatta.This month's Third Sunday Trail will be held on 18th November 2012.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 Ashram Farm Patch behind the school campus.

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, cap, water bottle,binocular ( if you have), a camera ( if you like to shoot) ,rain wear 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.

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. 

In case you find it difficult to reach the venue , pl call Subir at 9731395620 for direction.

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 program 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 and not to stray towards beyond the set trail.

Happy Birding!