Awesome Agumbe ! – Mr. Nikhil Bhopale

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Hello and welcome to BirderPics

Our today’s guest is well-known naturalist from Mumbai, Mr. Nikhil Bhopale.

Highlights…

Hello and welcome to BirderPics

Our today’s guest is well-known naturalist from Mumbai, Mr. Nikhil Bhopale.

Mr. Nikhil Bhopale has worked with BNHS as an Ornithologist and Herpetologist on various projects. He is also a co-author of the book ‘Birds of Indian Subcontinent – Field Guide’ with Mr. Ranjit Mannkadan and J.C. Daniel. Presently he is working as managing trustee of ‘Green Works Trust’.

Agumbe – Beautiful rain forest in South India.

Agumbe is located at 60 kms east of Udupi in Karnataka. It receives highest rain fall in South India. The place came into lime-light after Romulus Whitaker’s study on King Cobra. It is the first place in the world where satellite telemetry of King Cobra was successfully done.

Fauna at Agumbe

Agumbe is a rain forest. You can find around 200 bird species, many reptiles – including King Cobra, endemic frog species, tarantula, butterflies, leopards and also species like Slender Loris.

About ARRS ( Agumbe Rainforest Research Station)
The research center has been setup by Romulus Whitaker’s in 2005. In this campus one can spot many bird species.

How to reach Agumbe

Agumbe has good rail, road and air connectivity.

Best season to visit Agumbe.

Agumbe is worth visiting in every season. You can see interesting species of birds, reptiles etc. in all the seasons. It depends on your interest what you want to see!

For now, monsoon is about to end, so it is a good season for bird lovers. Many migrants can be seen along with butterflies.

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