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4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India.

4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India.

Why Bird Photography at Geneshgudi ? Jayakumar, a friend of mine had told me of a great birding hot spot where I could see 40-50 species of birds just by heading to one location in Ganeshgudi, in Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. Boy was he right. It was mid February that just within 3 hours in the afternoon that I got to photograph at least 20 species when I arrived at the Old Magazine House in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka in the Western Ghats. The next few days, I got 40 more new species on my 4 day 3 night visit. 4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India.

An important endemic area in the Western Ghats, Ganeshgudi is home to many of the endemic bird species including the Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar Barbet, White-bellied Blue-flycatcher and Crimson-backed Sunbird to name a few that I managed to see and photograph. Upon reaching Bangalore after a 4 hour flight from Singapore, the next morning, our local driver took 8 hours to drive along the highway to Ganeshgudi, near Dandeli, in north Karnataka. Between Bangalore and Ganeshgudi, there were not many places to have lunch, we only stoped for dosa and tea at Davangere.

4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India

Male, White-bellied Blue Flycather (endemic to Western Ghats, India)

4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India

Female, White-bellied Blue Flycather (endemic to Western Ghats, India)

4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India

Male, Crimson-backed Sunbird (male) Endemic to Western Ghats, India

 

 

4D3N Bird Photography Trip to Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, Western Ghats India.

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