Common Birds of Goa, a free downloadable photographic guide
August 10, 2015
Common Birds of Goa, a free for download photographic guide to 183 species of birds which are most likely to be encountered while bird watching in the state. This ebook is a compilation of photographs taken by its authors (Pronoy Baidya, Ronit Dutta, Mandar Bhagat and Amit Bandekar) and is arranged in a systematic fashion, incorporating possible plumage variations for many species.
Conservation Efforts a Rangers Perspective by Paresh Porob
August 9, 2015
About the author: Paresh Porob is one of the most respected Range Forest Officers in the Goa Forest Department. His name is synonymous with every aspect of wildlife in the state. An avid bird watcher, he has been instrumental in the declaration of Mhadei and Netravali Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa.
About the author: Pankaj Lad, is a well known birdwatcher in Goa. Having learnt from experts like Carl D’silva and Heinz Lainer, he is responsible for the additions of quite a few species to the list of birds of the state. Pankaj has been involved with avitourism in Goa for many years now.
About the author: Andrew Mascarenhas is the doyen of avian acoustics in Goa. Starting as a single person, he has today raised one of the biggest groups of bird call/ song recordists in India, most of whom are based in Goa. Andrew is also the founder of www.birdsofgoa.org
About the author: Prasanna Parab is a well known bird photographer and has had his photographs published in a number of publications across India, such as Buceros by the ENVIS Centre for Avian Ecology and Threatened Birds of India to name a couple. He is an active member of Goa Bird Conservation Network and spearheads various activities of the network.