Monday, March 8, 2021

Bird Watching in Kanha and Pench

Bird Sighting Video (Both Kanha and Pench combined): 

Day 1: 

Drive from (Home) Hyderabad to Pench 
Distance: 620 km 
Time Taken: 04-18 AM to 12-51 PM (8 Hours 33 minutes Including breaks) 
Place of Stay: Taj Baghvan Pench 

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Day 2: 

Morning Nature Trek with Naturalist Nikita 
Drive from Pench to Kanha (via Seoni, Nainpur, Baihar) 
Distance: 215 km
Time Taken: 10-40 AM to 3 PM (4 Hours 20 minutes Including breaks) 
Place of Stay: Taj Banjar Tola Kanha 

Day 3: 

Morning Nature Trek with Naturalist Gurunath 
Evening Safari to Khisli Zone 

Day 4: 

Morning Safari to Khisli Zone 
Evening Nature Trek in Taj Banjar Tola property with Naturalist Jaya Rakesh 

Day 5: 

After Breakfast Drive from Kanha to Pench (via Balaghat, Rampayli, Sitalgarh) 
Distance: 205 km 
Time Taken: 08-38 AM to 12-38 PM (4 Hours exact including breaks) 
Place of Stay: Taj Baghvan Pench 
Evening Safari to Route 2 

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Day 6: 

After Breakfast Drive from Pench to Hyderabad (HOME) 
Distance: 628 km 
Time Taken: 08-00 AM to 3-37 PM (7 Hours 37 minutes Including breaks) 

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Enjoy the Pics below: Starting with the Bird Sightings, then followed by pics of Mammal Sightings and later some forest Landscapes 

Bird Sightings: (Kanha and Pench Combined) 

Orange-headed Thrush male

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
White-rumped Shama male

Rufous Treepie
Indian Roller

Jungle Owlet

Southern Coucal

Little Cormorant
Indian Grey Hornbill

Plum-headed Parakeet male

Plum-headed Parakeet female
Rose-ringed Parakeet female

Lesser Goldenback

White-naped Woodpecker female

Brown-caped Pygmy Woodpecker female

Jungle Babbler

Red-naped Ibis

Black-headed Ibis

Long-tailed Shrike

Brown-headed Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

Jerdon's Leafbird female

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Indian Peafowl male

Red Junglefowl male

Red Junglefowl female

Black Stork

Lesser Adjutant

Grey-headed Fish Eagle

Oriental Honey-buzzard female

Oriental Honey-buzzard male

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Hawk Eagle juv


White-rumped Vulture

Greater Painted-snipe male

Common Snipe

Zitting Cisticola

Red-wattled Lapwing

Common Hawk Cuckoo

Common Stonechat male

Common Stonechat female

Common Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Little Egret
Intermediate Egret

Little-ringed Plover
Grey Wagtail

White-browed Wagtail

White Wagtail
Ruddy Shelduck

Gadwall male

Gadwall female

Feruginous Duck

Eurasian Wigeon

Lesser Whistling Duck

Northern Shoveler female
Cotton Pygmy-goose

White-throated Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

Indian Pond Heron

Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Turtle Dove

Spotted Dove

Brahminy Starling
Chestnut-tailed Starling

Purple Sunbird female

Common Myna

Common Tailorbird

Oriental White-eye

White-rumped Munia

Greenish Warbler

Sulphur-bellied Warbler
Booted Warbler

Paddyfield Warbler

Paddyfield Pipit

Indian Golden Oriole juv

Black-hooded Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole

Black Drongo and Golden-fronted Barbet

Taiga Flycatcher female
Red-breasted Flycatcher male
Red-breasted Flycatcher female
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher male
Black-naped Monarch

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia female

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia male

Large Cuckooshrike male

Large Cuckooshrike female

Great Tit

Red-rumped Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow

Indian Nuthatch

Scarlet Minivet

Jungle Babbler
Plain Prinia

Pics of Mammal Sightings: 
Barasingha - Swamp Deer
Barasingha - Swamp Deer
Barasingha - Swamp Deer
Barasingha - Swamp Deer
Barasingha - Swamp Deer female
Barasingha - Swamp Deer

Barking Deer - Indian Muntjac male

Barking Deer - Indian Muntjac male

Spotted Deer
Spotted Deer (fawn)
Sambar Deer

Sambar Deer
Sambar Deer

Nilgai female

Indian Roundleaf Bat – Leaf Nosed Bat

Pteropus - Flying Fox - Fruit Bat

Pteropus - Flying Fox - Fruit Bat

Wild Boar


Pench Sunset


Kanha Morning

Pench Skyline

Kanha Morning

@Kanha Banjar Tola

Kanha Trail



Common Sailor