Birds ( and mammals) of Kabini

We had a very brief visit to Kabini and stayed at the Orange County Resort in May.

Kabini is a huge man made lake where many trees are half submerged in the lake. Especially in the morning the mist creates a very mystic environment around the lake.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


The Jungle Resorts organizes a safari ride for tourists. We also did a nature walk with Orange County Resort naturalist, Anikethan.

In and around the lake you can see numerous waterbirds like Black headed Ibis, Spoonbills, Painted storks, Cormorants, Brahminy kites, herons, Egrets, river terns and most surprisingly one Western Reef Egret which apparently came to the lake a while back and stayed there.


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


At the forest, though we could not spot the elusive tiger, we saw a host of mammals like Dhole ( wild Dog), Giant squirrel, spotted deer, Nigai, Gaur and lots of elephants and langurs.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini



Among the birds we saw peacock, Indian roller, Spotted owlets, streak throated woodpeckers, Asian Koel, Malabar Crested Lark, White Browed Bulbul and Jungle Prinia.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


My lack of knowledge of butterflies and capability to shoot them was evident as I got only the crimson rose and the Common Jezebel. This place is heaven for butterflies.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini


From 2012 May Birds of Kabini



A great trip and definitely worth coming back many times to Kabini.

From 2012 May Birds of Kabini
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