Monday, 27 January 2020

Punjab - Lohri Celebrations and Dasuya Forest

India has a unique feature of 'Unity in Diversity'. She homes many religions that brings variety of festivals and it adds to her beauty. We at OikoEssence, decided to start our New year 2020 camping with celebration of 'Lohri' festival in Punjab. We got a nice homestay in Amritsar called 4N Homestay. We are thankful to this family who allowed us to be a part of their family's traditional Lohri celebration.

Next day after the celebrations we moved to Dasuya forest for Birding. There is Talwara Dam nearby  which is on the boundary of two states - Punjab & Himachal Pradesh. We are grateful to Dasuya Forest Department for helping us in conducting this camp.

Sharing the list of sightings (All the waders are from Talwara region of Dasuya forest)

Amritsar 
 1. Rose-ringed parakeet
2. Black drongo
3. Common myna
4. Black kite
5. Bank myna
6. Rock pigeon
7. White throated kingfisher
8. Large billed crow
9. House crow

 Dasuya
1. Great cormorant
2. Indian cormorant
3. Little cormorant
4. Grey heron
5. Little egrate
6. Intermediate egrete
7. White throated kingfisher
8. Black kite
9. Eurasian wigeon 
10. Common coot
11. Common shelduck
12. Ruddy shelduck
13. Spot-billed duck
14. Red wattled lapwing
15. Common moorhen
16. Purple swamphen
17. White-browed wagtail
18. Common sandpiper
19. Plumbeus water redstart
20. Indian robin
21. Little grebe
22. White wagtail
23. Common pochard
24. Brown headed gull
25. Crow phesant
26. Rose ringed parakeet
27. Jungle babbler
28. Eurasian marsh harrier
29. Little ringed plover
30. Palm swift

Dassua day 2
1. Red vented bulbul
2.Red whiskered bulbul
3. White eared bulbul
4. Plum-headed parakeet
5. Rufous treepie
6. Black rumped flameback
7. Long tailed shirke
8. Laughing dove
9. Spotted dove
10. Purple heron
11. Cattle egret
12. Barbary falcon
13. Red avadavat
14. Scaly breasted munia
15. Ashy prinia
16. Plain prinia
17. Great tit
18. Black redstart
19. Ferruginous duck
20. Red crested pochard
21. Northern pintail
22. Northern shoveler
23. Griffon vulture
24. Common teal
25. River tern
26. Red jungle fowl
27. Small button quail
28. Oriental white eye
29. Blue whistling thrush
30. Common myna
31. Indian grey hornbill
32. Asian pied starling
33. Red napped ibis
34. Gull billed tern
35. House sparrow
36. Black shouldered kite
37. Eurasian collared dove
38. Grey breasted prinia
39. Yellow crowned woodpecker
Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G

Pic by Rupali G


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