Wildlife Sightings


January 7th, 2013 by Narendran M.M

A Winter Safari

The winter has brought an element of uncertainty when it comes to the boat safaris, especially in the mornings.

Kabini river

River Kabini

Apart from the low water levels, the thick mist and fog together create a great challenge to propel the boat. At times, the visibility becomes zero. These challenges are mostly overcome by our experienced boat drivers who can recognize the large landmarks (dead trees) in the water.

I would like to share a couple of snapshots from one of the misty morning safaris. The large numbers of trees visible in the pictures were submerged as the water rose due the construction of the dam built for irrigating the farmlands.

From afar, these dead trees appear like a painting. As the visibility is low, the boats travel really slowly. As we approached closer, I could sight different species of birds like Grey Herons, Little Egrets, and Spoon bill feeding in the shallow waters.

Different wetland birds come together for fish and other aquatic life forms which get trapped.

wildlife at Kabini

Winter Fishing…

A Winter Safari
Narendran M.M
Narendran hails from the land of wetland birds, Alapuzha, Kerala. After his schooling at Thiruvalla M G M, he went on to complete his graduation in Zoology from N S S college Changanassery. Since 2000, he has been involved as an activist in Kottayam Nature Society, protecting the wetland birds in Kerala. Despite repeated offers to work in Gulf like many other Keralites, he stood firm to follow his passion for conserving what is left from nature & wilderness. He also has a passion for wildlife photography. He worked as a Naturalist for 2 years in Gokarna, Karnataka, where he gained more knowledge on butterflies & reptiles, birds & smaller mammals including river Dolphins. When an opportunity to work in the Kabini area came to him, he couldn’t resist it and is now at Orange County, Kabini, cherishing every minute of his stay here.

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