Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bird Photography at Bidar Blackbuck Resort

Drive from Hyderabad to Bidar

Trip Summary:

Distance: 140 + 140 KM (Click here for Google Maps
Birds Spotted: 50+ (22 New Species for me - taking me to 196 species overall) 

After so many years in Hyderabad, finally discovered a weekend trip which is definitely worth revisiting. Bidar is highly under-rated when it comes to bird watching and photography. People visiting here are so contented with Blackbuck sighting, Boating, Kayaking, Coracal Ride, Historical Monuments, Forts, etc. that Birding takes a back seat. Tourists hardly spend any time exploring the area for possible bird sighting probably because of lack of interest in this topic.

However, for me, the sole purpose of this visit was to spot as many bird species as possible. By the graciousness of the rain gods, a little bit of effort from my end and at last some wonderful luck on my part, I was able to spot and click more than 50 different species of birds (with 22 species which I have never clicked before)

I always feel that luck just seems to find its way into my camera. This trip was no surprise either. It felt as if whichever direction I turn my head - there's a different bird perching on the branches. Enjoy the pics below, I really want to visit this place once again and this time probably will stay for more than 1 day.

Coppersmith Barbet

Baya Weaver Male

Baya Weaver Male

Streaked Weaver

Long-tailed Shrike

Indian Courser

Small Minivet Female

Small Minivet Female

Red-rumped Swallow

White-browed Bulbul

Black-headed Cuckooshrike

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Eurasian Collared Dove

Common Iora humei nonbr

Common Iora multicolor br

Lesser Whistling Duck

Lesser Whistling Duck

Spot-billed Duck

Rufous-tailed Lark

Indian Bushlark

Sykes's Lark

Singing Bushlark

Indian Silverbill

Scaly-breasted Munia

Black-headed Munia

Brahminy Starling juv

Brahminy Starling

Oriental White-eye

Laughing Dive

Red-vented Bulbul and Laughing Dove

Yellow-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing

Yellow-billed Babbler

Purple-rumped Sunbird Male

Purple Sunbird eclipse

Purple Sunbird eclipse

Common Tern

Pied Bushchat

Eurasian Spoonbill

Common Babbler

Ashy Prinia

Plain Prinia

Grey-breasted Prinia

Wooly-necked Stork

Green Sandpiper

Grey Heron

Common Myna

Great Egret

Glossy Ibis

Pied Kingfisher

Rufous Treepie

Greater short-toed Lark




The Resort


  1. wonderful creation of God and magnificent photography by you - Mom