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India has a wide diversity of birdlife, comprising more than 1,300 species, of which 75 are endemic, making the country a richly rewarding destination for birdwatchers. This fully illustrated guide describes the 100 best sites for viewing both common and rare species throughout the 26 states of the subcontinent, including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Alongside a map of each area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. Other sections cover access and possible accommodation, as well as important indicators to conservation issues. A fact file for each site lists the nearest major town; the type of habitat; key species to be seen as well as other wildlife specialities, and the best time to visit.
Bikram Grewal gave up his full-time publishing career to devote his time to the conservation of Indian wildlife, especially working on rare birds. He is the author of over ten books on birds of the subcontinent and also acts as a consultant on eco-tourism. He helped conceive the ‘birds of India’ website, now the biggest birding site in India and ranked amongst the top ten birding sites in the world. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Preservation Society of India (WPSI). He was awarded the Lifetime Award for spreading awareness about birds and conservation in India.
Bhanu Singh is one of India’s leading birders and wildlife photographers. Although he loves to work on rare and endangered species especially in Northeast India and the Himalaya, his quest for finding an unheard-of natural history story has taken him to every corner of the country. His images and articles are regularly published in national and international publications.