WildZests: Birding at Ganeshgudi - Nov 2013

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Birding at Ganeshgudi - Nov 2013

Pozu's b'day celebrations were followed by a quick weekend trip to Ganeshgudi. The Jungle Lodge guys have a property by the name of Old Magazine House there. It's an awesome place and offers excellent birding opportunities, especially for the lazy arm-chair birder like me.

The JLR team has setup water bowls around a specific area which attracts a lot of the resident bird population all through the day. The place offers excellent photography opportunities since the position of the bowls can be modified based on need to get a proper background etc.

All you need is patience to sit around waiting for the little birds to arrive and then your camera can be let loose. Here are a few snapshots from the place.

Orange Headed Ground Thrush

White Bellied Blue Flycatcher (Male)

White Bellied Blue Flycatcher (Female)

Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Male)

Flame Throated Bulbul

Sadly we just had a one day booking at the place and so the next day we went around Dandeli to see if we can get the Great Indian Hornbill, but instead returned back with some distant sightings of the Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Grey Hornbills.

Malabar Pied Hornbill


  1. Heading to Ganeshgudi over this Diwali weekend with the family. Hope to be lucky enough for some amazing captures just like you did. I hear the weather from October to December is the best to visit Ganeshgudi for birdwatching

    1. Hope u had a good time at Ganeshgudi.

  2. Excellent Post! Rejoice life during holidays through Dandeli Resorts; located in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka state.