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Avifauna of Nilgiris: a challenging field project

Indian Pond Heron

A challenging field study & survey on the avifauna of The Nilgiri mountains was recently undertaken by senior students from a reputed school in Mumbai.  Our participating  Geography and ESS  students were also passionate nature photographers.  Their field study and data collected over the 3 days was to be part of their coursework and we found all participants to be very focused & diligent in their efforts.

One Earth Foundation organized this  field excursion and our team was pleasantly surprised at the level of enthusiasm in the group.  The sheer variety of avifauna that was photographed and cataloged was immense and we are pleased to share some of the photographs in this post.  Armed with binoculars, SLR’s (>10 mega-pixels) mounted with manual and motorized zooms ranging from 70nn till 300mm and field guides, our students split up into groups of 4-5 and covered different regions of the Nilgiris.

Here are some randomly selected photographs and we hope to see many more student groups visiting us and undertaking this exciting and inspiring  field module in the near future.

Malabar whistling thrush"

Bay backed shrike

Great Tit

Hill MynaNilgiri Flycatcher"

Oriental White Eye

Pied Bushchat

One Earth Foundation works towards the conservation and preservation of the immense natural and cultural wealth of the Nilgiris region in South India.  For additional information, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary



1 Comment to “Avifauna of Nilgiris: a challenging field project”

  1. wow uncle very cool \tell tarika great job on the website
    please try to do it here in doon also please


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