Travel  /  Published 30.10.19

A birders' delight

If by any stretch of imagination you think you are a birder or love shooting wildlife with a camera, then Mangalajodi is one place that you surely must visit in winter to see large numbers of migrator...
By Pranab Pal in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.19

Amid concrete, avian delight in New Town

A swathe of Rajarhat-New Town that has escaped the construction boom is still throwing up the occasional avian surprise, much to the delight of birders who had feared that the inexorable loss of green...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.12.18

Birdie party at lakes placid

Maithon Dam and Topchanchi Lake are bustling with visitors. Chirpy and winged ones all.Migratory flocks from the icy climes of Siberia, Mongolia and other transcontinental countries, besides the Himal...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.18

DRI wants to know how seized birds died in zoo

The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has sought the post-mortem reports of the 53 birds that died at the Alipore zoo hospital, where they were kept quarantined after being seized from smuggle...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.04.20

Feathered friends feel free to spread wings

The silence that descended on the steel city after the lockdown has been replaced by the sound of flapping wings. Pigeons, crows, sparrows and mynahs are now being spotted in large numbers in places t...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

Bonobitan birds get earthen pots to nest in

Birds will have to work less to build a nest at Bonobitan. Their jobs have been rendered easier by the hanging of earthen pots (handi) hollowed at a side, in which they can lay eggs, on trees. “Many...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 17.02.20

50 bird species dwindle, sparrow count stable

A nationwide bird-tracking exercise has revealed strong declines in the abundance of over 50 bird species, including the red-necked falcon, the Indian cuckoo, several species of eagles, the oriental s...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.04.19

Jharkhand's Birsa zoo fosters rescued parrots

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in Ormanjhi is currently nurturing 420 parrots that were rescued from an SUV during a vehicle checking drive in Latehar on April 7.The birds, which were found crammed in ...
By A Correspondent in Daltonganj

Calcutta  /  Published 05.05.20

Sounds like birds have decided to sing their hearts out

Nestled amid apartment blocks, Regent Park is abuzz with birds in this lockdown season. Locking us inside seems to have given them a chance to step out and explore their surroundings without the fear ...
By Dyutiman Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.18

Siberian birds flee revelry at Bengal refuge

A jamboree residents organised near the Kulik Bird Sanctuary in North Dinajpur’s Raiganj on Tuesday night has forced migratory birds to shift base.Foresters said around 1 lakh migratory birds had be...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


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