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This Bird Photography Trip will focus on searching and photographing the most beautiful kingfisher of India the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. This campsite at Chiplun (Konkan, Western Ghats) also shelters numerous exotic species of Birds like (Blue eared Kingfisher, Hornbills, Black birds, India Pitta, Crested Hawk Eagle, Spider hunters and Sunbirds), Reptiles like (Crocodiles, snakes, Lizards, Chameleon, geckos), Amphibians like (caecilians, frogs & toads) and insects like (Butterflies, moths, beetles, bugs and lots more) which can satisfy our photographic desires to its fullest !!

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

A brilliantly coloured, tiny forest kingfisher with a coral-red dagger bill. It has a dark blue back and wings and pale orange underparts. Crown is fuchsia-red, with a dark spot on the forehead and blue and white patches on the side of the neck. Chin and throat are white. Found along drying hill streams, and often away from water sources. Flight is swift and direct, as the bird expertly manoeuvres through thick vegetation. Gives piercing high, thin calls, often when in flight.

Birds Checklist:

1. Jerdon's Nightjar
2. Red-Wattled lapwing
3. Indian -Scops owl
4. Brown fish owl
5. Brown wood owl
6. Indian scops owl
7. Barn owl
8. Jungle Bush quail
9. Spotted dove
10.Laughing dove
11.Yellow footed green pigeon
12.Greater coucal
13.Blue faced malkoha
14.Little Swift
15.Asian palm Swift
16.Common sandpiper
17.Little cormorant
18.Intermediate egret
19.Cattle egret
20.Indian pond heron
21.Black winged kite
22.Crested hawk eagle
23.Pallied harrier
24.Shikra
25.Eurasian sparrowhawk
26.Malabar pied hornbill
27.Common kingfisher
28.White throated kingfisher
29.Green bee eater
30.Indian Roller
31.Coppersmith Barbett
32.Brown headed Barbett
33.White-naped woodpecker
34.Black rumped flameback
35.Rose-ringed parakeet
36.Plum-headed parakeet
37.Small minivet
38.Orange minivet
39.Large Cuckooshrike
40.Common woodshrike
41.Indian golden oriole
42.Black hooded oriole
43.Common Iora
44.Spot breasted fantail
45.Ashy drongo
46.White bellied drongo
47. Black naped monarch
48.Indian paradise flycatcher
49.Tickells blue flycatcher
50.Long-tailed shrike
51.Rufous treepie
52.Large billed crow
53.Indian yellow tit
54.Rufous -Tailed lark
55.Malabar lark
56.Common tailorbird
57.Gray-breasted prinia
58.Ashy prinia
59.Plain prinia
60.Blyth's Reed warbler
61.Wire tailed swallow
62.Red vented bulbul
63.Red whiskered Bulbul
64.Green warbler
65.Western crowned warbler
66.Tawny bellied babbler
67.Puff-throated babbler
68.Jungle babbler
69.Brahminy starling
70.Common myna
71.Indian blackbird
72.Indian Robin
73.Oriental magpie Robin
74.Malabar whistling thrush
75.Common redstart
76.Thick billed flowerpecker
77.Pale billed flowerpecker
78.Nilgiri flowerpecker
79.Purple rumped sunbird
80.Purple sunbird
81.Crimson backed sunbird
82.Vigors sunbird
83.Jerdons leafbird
84.Golden fronted leafbird
85.House sparrow
86.Yellow throated sparrow
87.Gray Wagtail
88.White browed Wagtail
89.Paddyfield pipit
90.Black headed bunting
91.House crow
92.White rumped shama
93.Asian fairy bluebird
94.Amur falcon
95.Red rumped swallow
96.Gray junglefowl
97.Jungle prinia
98.Savanna Nightjar
99.Brahminy kite
100.Great hornbill
101.Pied kingfisher
102.Indian peafowl
103.Paddyfield pipit
104.Grey fronted green pigeon
105.Crested treeswift
106.Oriental honey buzzard
107.Booted eagle
108.White rumped munia
109.Scaly breasted munia
110.Oriental white eye
111.Grey bellied cuckoo
112.Jungle myna
113.Gray breasted prinia
114.Orange headed thrush
115.Jungle nightjar
116.White cheeked barbett
117.Rufous woodpecker
118.Tickells thrush
119.Red spurfowl
120.Crested treeswift
121.Jungle owlet
122.Common hawk cuckoo
123. Stork billed kingfisher
124.Indian pitta
125.Oriental Dwarf kingfisher
126.Asian emerald dove
127.Bar winged flycatcher shrike
128.Dusky crag martin
129. White breasted waterhen
130.Slaty legged crake
131. Fork tailed drongo cuckoo
132. Banded bay cuckoo

Region                         Shiravali, Chiplun

No of Days                   Ex – Mumbai    03 Days

Grade                          Easy 

Type                            Photography / Wildlife / Birdwatching

Day

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Mumbai  - Chiplun - Shiravali

L,D

Homestay

Day 2

Shiravali forest trails and photography

B,L,D

Homestay

Day 3

Shiravali trail - Chiplun - Mumbai

B,L

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Mumbai to Shiravali

Start from Mumbai at 01am in midnight and start our travel towards Chiplun. Reach our campsite in
Chiplun by 1 pm. Freshen up and enjoy homely cooked lunch. Post lunch photography
Session - Target species oriental dwarf kingfisher and photography session – Target species, other birds of campsite. Evening Tea and refreshment to be served. Relax and explore vicinity. Dinner and call off a day.

Day 2

Shiravali forests

Early morning breakfast and head out for Shiravali photography session. Return to campsite for lunch. Post Lunch head out for Chiplun city exploring and coastal trip. Photographing portrait and landscapes of chiplun. Arrive campsite by Dinner and enjoy Malvan dinner. Post dinner photography session – Target species micro-fauna like snakes and amphibians (Optional session).

Day 3

Shiravali – Mumbai

Wake up with birds chirping and early morning photography session – Birds around the campsite. Return to campsite for breakfast. After breakfast Photography session – Target species ODKF. Return before lunch and pack bags. Enjoy lunch and post lunch proceed back towards Mumbai. Drop in Mumbai by 10pm

  • 2 nights accommodation on sharing basis 
  • Return private transportation from Mumbai to Camp
  • Day 1 Lunch to Day 3 Lunch 
  • Forest trails and photography session.
  • Expertise and service charges
  • Professional Wildlife Naturalist host of the experience 
  • GST 5% 
  • Transport from origin to Camp
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Rail fare / Airfare
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

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