Beautiful Gujarat : Dr. Abhijeet Mhaskar

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Dr. Abhijeet Mhaskar is a surgeon from Valsad, Gujarat. He is nurturing hobby of birding and bird photography since 2010.

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Dr. Abhijeet Mhaskar is a surgeon from Valsad, Gujarat. He is nurturing hobby of birding and bird photography since 2010.

Dr. Abhijeet Mhaskar had interest in nature photography since his college days which later developed into bird photography. As he has a nice garden around his house, he started birding from there and till now had been to more than 15 birding destinations.

His favorite bird species is Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (ODK). He finds it as an extremely colourful and fast bird. He has got some wonderful memories of ODK. He had waited for long to see the ODK and one fine day there were two ODKs in front of him, one male and one female with catch in their beaks.

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Birding places in and around Gujarat.

Valsad district has a sea-shore thus has many coastal birds. There are wetlands near Valsad -Dharasana and Sultanpur – which are reach in bird fauna. East Gujarat has Vansda National Park where around 155 bird species are seen. North of Gujarat has Lesser Rann of Kutch, Thol lake and Nal sarovar.

Dr. Abhijeet Mhaskar says you can spot different types of bird species at various locations mentioned above.

Migratory birds:

Flamingos have already arrived. Apart from Flamingos, Plovers, Siberian stone chat, Red -breasted fly catcher etc. can be seen here.

In June Pitta which is local migrants expected to be seen.

North Gujarat has LRK which hosts migratory raptors like Short eared owl, Eastern imperial eagle, Falcons, Marlins and many more can be seen.

What is special this year?

As rain fall is good, all water reservoirs are full. Hence we can expect birding to be exceptionally good this year. Migratory birds may be seen in large number and will stay here for quite considerable time.

Dr. Mhaskar says that he expects that the Blue- tailed bee- eater which is passage migrant will stay for longer time.
Watch the full interview by clicking the video above.

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    thank you very much for sharing information…

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