Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 5 cm [Bee humingbird] to the 9 ft [ostrich]. With more than half of these birds are songbirds. These are in fact the last surviving dinosaurs.

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Butterflies are brightly colored and probably most attractive insects found worldwide. They usually feed on nectar and theirlife cycle include egg, larva, pupa & adult

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Flowers have long been admired and used by humans to beautify their environment, and also as objects of romance, ritual, religion, medicine and as a source of food. But the biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction

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A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

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Records of Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis taivana from India

NATURE WEB'S note on "Records of Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis taivana) from India" has been published in Indian BIRDS 13.6

Birding Spots

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Tamhini Herp Trail

The Western Ghats of India are considered as one of the 26 bio-diversity hotspots, owing to the concentration of endemic species. Tamhini is a small village situated in the northern part of the Western Ghats. Join this outing to drench in waterfalls and rejuvenate your mind and soul. The arrival of monsoon in Tamhini brings out its otherwise hidden Herpetofauna, this night long exploration through Tamhini ghat surprises us with the beautiful snakes, amphibians and other lesser fauna.

Phansad Herp Trail

Phansad wildlife sanctuary is a wildlife refuge in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district. It was created in 1986 to preserve some of the coastal woodland ecosystem of the western ghats and consists of 6979 hectare of forest, grasslands and wetlands. The area was once part of the hunting reserves of the princely state of Murud –Janjira. Fauna includes leopards, various species of deer, wild boar, giant squirrel, reptiles, insects and hundreds of birds. The semi evergreen and moist deciduous vegetation, gives up its shades of brown in the monsoon and is bathed in shades of green. The tiny dense patched in the forest form hotspot for the immense diversity of snakes and frogs and other monsoon friendly creatures.

Matheran Herp Trail

Matheran literally translates to forest on head indicating its location at 2600 ft. asl in Northern Western Ghats. Matheran is rich in biodiversity owing to its Evergreen and Semi-evergreen vegetation cover and moist tropical climate through out the year. Walking through these forest at night rewards us with the beautiful slithering and creeping creatures like the Bamboo pit Viper, Vine Snake, Yellow thighed Tarantula and a number of frogs. Recently declared as an ecosensitive zone by MoEFCC, there are no vehicular disturbances as it is an automobile free hill station.

Amboli Herp Trail

Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches. Surrounded by thick forests, it not only offers pleasant view of the lush green hills and fertile plain, but it is also home to many animals including occasionally visiting tigers. Amboli is popularly known as a sympatric location. Here one can get to see some species of amphibians and reptiles which are endemic to southern Western Ghats and many species which belong to northern Western Ghats.

Dandeli Anshi Karwar

With the forest canopy just hanging overhead above your tent and with the screeching of birds and the squeaking of squirrels around you Dandeli - Anshi gives you a hands down feel of the forest throughout your stay.

Anshi Herp Trail

Kali Tiger Reserve is a naturally super rich huge patch of protected forest in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka. During our stay in the tented camp site in the heart of the forest of Anshi, we have good opportunity to sight endemic species such as hump nosed pit viper, king cobra, olive forest snake, castoes coral snake