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Dream Dandeli for Birding

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

Its a dream for every Birder and Birding Photo Traveller to go to the heavenly forests of Dandeli to see a lot of beautiful birds which are endemic to the Western Ghats. Organized two nights and three days Birding Photo Travel to Dandeli. Dandeli in Karnataka is known for wilderness, trails, dense forests, many bird species and adventurous white water rafting. Dandeli is popular for Hornbills. Our trip covered a one-night stay in Old Magazine House, a property of Jungle Lodge Resorts (Karnataka Forest Department) and another night stay at a homestay inside the jungle. Guests enjoyed a lot photographing rare birds and the dream ‘Hornbills’. Old Magazine Hide attracted many birds. Stay and food was good. Guests also visited many other places like Timber Depot, Kulgi, etc.  

How was the experience?

“Dandeli is a beautiful place and would recommend it, especially for people who have not done birding in the western ghats👍👍 I believe Oct-Dec is the best time to visit.”, says Sanjiv who was part of the trip.

About the feedback about the trip from guests:

Moulie, an experienced Birder and the Photographer stated ‘Very responsive and responsible tour operator who responds to all queries and does prompt follow-ups.” For a detailed review, refer to Google Review and TripAdvisor Review. Refer to his Instagram for more photos.

Sanjiv, another Birder, stated “Well organised trip (1 day at OMH and 2 days Dandeli)” For a detailed review, refer to Google Review and TripAdvisor Review. Refer to his Instagram for more photos.

 

KeyTerns is a travel firm, organizing ‘Experiential Travel’ primarily. Birding is one of the themes. Please join the active WhatsApp group to interact and follow our Birding page for more details and upcoming trips.  Please contact +917550042234 or keyterns@gmail.com for details.

 

Some Photos by Moulie from Dandeli Trip. For more – Instagram


 

Some Photos by Sanjiv from Dandeli Trip. For more – Instagram


 

Some birds list are given below.

1) Malabar Pied Hornbill (M/F) 2) Malabar Grey Hornbill (M/F) 3) Greater Flameback 4) Blue-capped Rock Thrush 5) Indian Yellow Tit 6) Malabar (Blyth’s) Starling 7) Crimson Backed Sunbird 8) White Bellied Blue Flycatcher (M/F) 9) Brown cheeked Fulvetta 10) Yellow Browed Bulbul 11) Paradise Flycatcher (F) 12) Blue and White Flycatcher 13) Emerald Dove 14) Puff Throated Babbler 15) Black-Capped Monarch (M/F) 16) Common Hill Myna 17) Orange Minivet 18) Spot-Billed Duck 19) Cotton Pygmy Goose 20) Velvet Fronted Nuthatch 21) Oriental Magpie Robin 22) Rusty Tailed Flycatcher 23) Bronze Winged Jacana 24) River Tern 25) Brahminy Kite 26) Oriental Honey Buzzard 27) Osprey 28) Shikra 29) Asian Fairy Bluebird (M/F) 30) White Rumped Shama (M/F) 31) Flame Throated Bulbul 32) White Cheeked Barbet 33) Plum Headed Parakeet 34) Malabar Parakeet 35) Greenish Warbler 36) Yellow Footed Green pigeon 37) Indian Roller 38) Golden Fronted Leafbird 39) Spotted Dove 40) Oriental White Eye 41) Red Vented Bulbul

42) Red Whiskered Bulbul 43) Yellow Crowned Woodpecker 44) Little Spider Hunter 45) Vernal Hanging Parrot 46) Coppersmith Barbet 47) Jungle Myna 48) Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher 49) Red-Wattled Lapwing 50) Little Grebe 51) Grey-headed Swamphen 52) Common Sandpiper 53) Rosy Starling 54) Brown Shrike 55) Peacock 56) White Throated Kingfisher 57) Oriental Darter 58) Little Cormorant 59) Indian Pond Heron 60) Green Bee-eater 61) Blue-tailed Bee-eater 62) Ashy Drongo 63) White-browed wagtail 64) Wire-tailed Swallow 65) Nilgiri Flowerpecker 66) Malabar Giant Squirrel 67) Flying Lizard/Garden Lizard 68) Flying Squirrel (nocturnal)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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