Beautiful Birds of Pune: Mr. Ritesh Nangare

Mr.-Ritesh-Nangare

Hello viewers, today we are meeting Mr. Ritesh Nangare who is a hardcore birder form Pune (Maharashtra).

He owns an import – export business. The area around his residence has dense forestation, due to which many birds are seen there. Mr. Nangare believes that this proximity to forest has encouraged him into birding.

Highlights of the interview…

Hello viewers, today we are meeting Mr. Ritesh Nangare who is a hardcore birder form Pune (Maharashtra). He owns an import – export business. The area around his residence has dense forestation, due to which many birds are seen there. Mr. Nangare believes that this proximity to forest has encouraged him into birding.

Birding journey of Mr Ritesh Nangare

Beauty of the birds attracted him into the birding. Once he had been to Sinhgad, near Pune, where he spotted an Asian Paradise Flycatcher. Charmed by its beauty he started pursuing it. He kept following this bird for 90 days. This was the interesting beginning of his birding journey.

Currently he desires to see and photograph all birds found in Maharashtra before going to some other birding destination in India. Around 1300 bird species are found in India amongst which about 500 to 600 bird species are found in Maharashtra.

Asian paradise flycacher

About Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (ODK).

Mr. Nangare is studying Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher since last five years. During one of his visits he saw the mother-ODK came with food but she didn’t go in to the nest, instead she lured her chicks to come out for the food. This was the way of teaching the chicks how to collect food. It was a wonderful experience to witness such a beautiful event.

ODk

Other beautiful birds spotted by Mr Ritesh Nangare in Western Ghats

Vernal Hanging Parrot Great Pied Hornbill.

Mr Ritesh Nangare telling about Tamhini Ghats and its birds.

60 kms from Pune, there is an area called Tamhini. One can easily spot many bird species in this area. 4 to 5 types of owls including Indian Wood owl, Vultures, Raptors etc are easily spotted in this area.

Mr. Ritesh Nangare sharing his experiences and contribution in bird conservation.

He describes one incidence when he recognized decreased number of passage migratory birds at Panchgani Kachara Depot where he had seen Steppe Eagle on various occasions. Recently he observed decline in their number, so he informed officials about it. On investigation it was found that some chemicals used to dissolve the carcass and was causing death of these birds. After his complaint spraying of chemicals on carcass was stopped.

This news was printed in Times of India ( Pune Supplement) on first page. Nangare-news

Birding places near Pune as told by Mr Ritesh Nangare

Phansad, Sawantwadi, Sinhgad valley, Tamhini Ghat, Kavadi – Paat, Chiplun etc.

Birderpics.com is very happy to publish this interview of Mr. Ritesh Nangare We are thankful to him for his time and inputs.

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