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Celestron Outland X Binoculars – A review for Bird-Watching

Celestron Outland X Binoculars – A review for Bird-Watching There is a reason that we have always provided our guests on safari with Celestron Outland X binoculars. They are a great start for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike. However, in this article, I will be discussing the limitations of these binoculars as well so you consider these binoculars with the right expectations. But first, a quick overview of binoculars for bird-watching! Binoculars for Bird-watching  Birds are majestic, but to truly […]

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TALKING TREES : SAL AND SEMAL

The phenomenon of plant blindness and tree blindness has been well documented the world over and it’s natural for city folks who are not living in the lap of nature anymore to forget the names of the trees, to forget what the leaves could be used for, to forget what the fruits could be used for and unfortunately it’s a problem we are all suffering from and that why during this lockdown I decided to start this unique initiative which […]

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OUR RECOMMENDED SAFARI TRAVEL KIT – INDIA

OUR RECOMMENDED SAFARI TRAVEL KIT – INDIA There’s a lot that goes into making our safari experiences here in India special. It takes a lot of preparation, research about the location, sightings, local travel restrictions, weather conditions, and plenty else. However, we did want to share with you a few useful things that we recommend you have on every safari trip in India, to elevate the experience, enrich your knowledge, and appreciate the forest in such a way, that you […]

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TALKING TREES: AMALTAS, DHAVDA, AND SALAI

The phenomenon of plant blindness and tree blindness has been well documented the world over and it’s natural for city folks who are not living in the lap of nature anymore to forget the names of the trees, to forget what the leaves could be used for, to forget what the fruits could be used for and unfortunately it’s a problem we are all suffering from and that why during this lockdown I decided to start this unique initiative which […]

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TALKING TREES : TEAK AND KHAIR

The phenomenon of plant blindness and tree blindness has been well documented the world over and it’s natural for city folks who are not living in the lap of nature anymore to forget the names of the trees, to forget what the leaves could be used for, to forget what the fruits could be used for and unfortunately it’s a problem we are all suffering from and that why during this lockdown I decided to start this unique initiative which […]

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BIRD WATCHING: TOP 6 (INTRODUCTORY) BINOCULARS USED IN INDIA

Is bird watching starting to reel you in? This increasingly popular (and addictive!) hobby is witnessing a growth in India like never before, and more than ever, people are visiting their nearest patch of wilderness to uncover those beautiful avian treasures. However, it can be a challenging hobby first up. How do you spot those little black dots that flit in and out of the canopy for the barest of seconds? When you first start birding, you will soon realize […]

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Mumbai Birdwatchers’ Club: Birding by the beach- Bhuigaon, Vasai

Birders just need an excuse to start birdwatching. Even with the first birdwalk of the season starting at the all-time favorite, Bhandup Pumping Station (part of the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary) where we were sizzled to a crisp with the heat and humidity such that pakoras (fried dumplings) become the popular term to refer to each other, the spirits never once dampened (even with all the sweat!) and there was plenty of demand for the next walk.

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Mumbai Birdwatchers’ Club: Uran and the Quest for the Common Shelduck

I had just returned from Dehradun a few weeks back to find the atmosphere in

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Mumbai Birdwatchers’ Club: Uran, Navi Mumbai: 6th November, 2016

I was not surprised when the location that was announced for the next bird walk on

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Mumbai Birdwatchers Club: Walk 1- Bhandup Pumping Station (and a quick detour): 30th October, 2016

It was during an eBird monitoring workshop conducted at the Mahim Nature Park in

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