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Birdwatching
Places  /  Published 28.04.22

A summer hike through Sikkim’s Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Tents can be pitched outside Guras Kunj by paying a fee, payable at the sanctuary gate   The Forest Barrack is an alternative option to stay at the sanctuary, but it is primarily for fore...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 26.04.22

Dolphin-spotting, bird-watching and more on Chilika Lake

Rangan Datta is a mathematics and management teacher by profession and a travel writer and photographer by passion. He has been addicted to discovering off-beat places since his undergraduate day...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 01.12.21

Rabindra Sarobar welcomes back its winged visitors

Presently, under the Corona situation, the park is open from 6am to 9am and from 4pm to 6pm. Only persons with double vaccinations are allowed inside.    Rangan Datta is a mathematics...
By Rangan Datta

Science  /  Published 28.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

At a time when pollution levels have gone down in cities, albeit for all the wrong reasons, it is important to go back to the early 20th century when nature was more or less unspoilt, although big ind...
By Soumitra Das

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.20

Trees fall, bird homes destroyed

Thousands of birds have lost their homes because of Cyclone Amphan, which felled close to 5,000 trees in Calcutta.Bird lovers and volunteers of NGOs rescued 150-odd birds, most of them juvenile, from ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Tiger den in Bengal earns bird stripes

Avian aficionados came out with flying colours at a bird festival in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) last week, spotting over 200 species.The count at Buxa — known as a “paradise” for ornithologist...
By Our Correspondent


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