Big Gulls and Sand Plovers back in Chavakad Tiruvatra Puthan Beach

Yesterday 2nd october 2013 I visited Chavakad Tiruvatra Puthan Kadapuram¬† with Satish K V and found an early group of big gulls and Lesser Sand Plovers wintering on the coast of central Kerala.¬† Some Sanderlings are also mixed with the Sand Plovers. In the second week of September itself I saw the first Marsh Harrier […]

Black-winged Stilts of Vypin Mangroves

The lush green mangroves of Cochin, especially the green belt around the north coast at the mouth of the harbor and the lagoons and archipelago formations in the backwaters that run up to Mangalavanam have remained as the lungs and kidneys of this unique estuary and ecosystem that is also called the queen of Arabian […]