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Birding in Sikkim (courtesy Madhavi)

With permission from Madhavi, I reproduce below her delightful cartoon on birding in Sikkim! (For the full story, check out the Sikkim report – part 1 and part 2) If you liked it, please leave a comment which will spur Madhavi to … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 4: Yuksom and back

Continued from part 3…. Day 7 3rd Dec: Yuksom Yuksom was located in a valley, the base for treks to Kanchendzonga National Park, and one of the tubes had been there before on a Singalila trek, of which he had rather … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 3: Pemayangste

Continued from Part 2…  Day 4 1st Dec: Rabdentse and Mount Pandim We had planned to spend the morning at Rabdentse ruins, the second capital of Sikkim, located a short distance from our hotel. The Himalayan view was still shrouded in clouds, and from … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 2: Ravangla to Pemayangste

Continued from Part 1… Day 3 29th Nov: Ravangla (Mt. Narsing resort) Our first morning in Sikkim found us ready at dawn, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and raring to go. We were going to explore the area around the resort, and … Continue reading

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Sikkim Part 1: Bulbs and Tubes

After numerous enjoyable birding trips around Bangalore with my birding buddies – the Bangalore Urban Lady Birders (BULBs for short) – it was time for a more ambitious foray into the North-east. This time we also decided to pull in … Continue reading

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Cryptic bird clues

Just back from an amazing birding trip to Sikkim, along with the BAT (Bulbs And Tubes). The birding was fantastic, more on that in the coming days. The company was thoroughly enjoyable, and the long road journeys were enlivened by … Continue reading

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