Wildlife Sightings


November 14th, 2012 by Arjun

A Special Guest

It’s winter time – a season of plenty. The mornings are misty and the night sky, stunning. During these hours of darkness, I heard a low hoot and a screeching call. I immediately rushed out with a torch in hand, and was surprised at the sight of a Mottled Wood Owl right in front of my room.

This large owl lacks ear tufts and is mottled and vermiculated in reddish brown and white. The face disc is marked with fine concentric black and white barring.

Mottled Wood Owl, Kabini

Mottled Wood Owl

Wasting no time, I got hold of my camera and clicked a few images to seize the precious moments on film. I didn’t stop there; I rang up my friends, who were all excited to see the owl too.

The Mottled Wood Owl has become a regular sighting here at Kabini. Sighting one of these beauties is the best way for naturalists to spend their evening time.

Mottled Wood Owl, Kabini

A Regular at Kabini!


A Special Guest
Arjun is a graduate in Computer Science. Following three years of experience working in the Software industry, he wanted to pursue Nature and Conservation - his dream and passion. Despite residing in a large Metro city like Bangalore, he continued to do his bit for Nature by becoming a volunteer with the BBMP (Bruhat Bengalooru Mahanagara Palike) forest cell. There he was involved with Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation efforts, preventing illegal Wildlife Trade, educating people about Nature and Conservation and assisting the Karnataka Forest Department. He has been an active participant in the Tiger Census 2010 and Elephant Census 2010. He also loves to photograph Nature and Wildlife, however, without disturbing their habitat.

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2 Responses to “A Special Guest”

  1. NB Says:

    Hi Arjun,

    As I am planning a trip to Nagarhole I had a few queries. Are jeep safaris available or is mini bus the only option? In case jeep safaris are available how can I arrange one.

  2. admin Says:

    Dear Neelu,

    thank you for your query and apologies for the delay in response. Jeep safaris are most certainly available at Kabini. You may arrange for one during the time of your booking.

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