Watching Birds in Coorg – At Meriyanda Nature Lodge, Coorg
Here is where the birds convene in the chorus. Whistling scarlet Minivets, Drumming black-rumped Flamebacks, highly arboreal Oriental White-eyes, Perched Malabar Trogon, Yellow-browed Bulbuls, Barbets and more, as Coorg is home to a quarter of all avian breeds in India and some of them being endemic species.
Our landscape spreads in about 40 acres of verdant forest and coffee plantation, with a natural river flowing within which gives you ample opportunities to spot Canary-flycatcher, the yellow oriole, the Malabar Barbet or even just a forest myna.
The mere climb into the woods is enough reason for delight. Roost of the nocturnal Ceylon Frogmouth at dawn and dusk may add to the experience, as you walk along the sentinel trees that has loomed over the plantations for over a century. Experience peace as the music of the birds drowns out all the sounds that ever plagued you. Join us as you take some time off the burdens of expectations and rejuvenate yourself.
All you need is patience, stillness, mindfulness, early-rising and of course your binoculars, and our in-house guide will help you highlight the areas to spot birds.
So take the plunge to be an ornithologist even if you just turn out to be an amateur birdwatcher, at least you get to go some feet closer to these magical beings of nature and its ways.
List of Birds to Watch in Coorg
These birds are brightly coloured. The male has a slaty-black head and breast with a white border to the black bib separating it from the crimson on the underside. The back is olive-brown to chestnut. The wing coverts are black with fine white vermiculations.
This species is normally seen in pairs or small parties and sometimes joins mixed-species foraging flocks. They forage from the ground to the canopy. They feed on insects mainly beetle larvae from under the bark, visit termite mounds and sometimes feed on nectar. As they make hopping movements around branches, they often conceal themselves from potential predators. They adapt well in human-modified habitats making use of artificial constructions fallen fruits and even food scraps.
Large Billed Crow
The Black-Crested Bulbul
Hill Myna Or Forest Myna.
Crimson-Fronted Barbet (Malabar Barbet)
Pompadour Green Pigeon
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Greater Coucal Or Crow Pheasant
Purple Sun Bird
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Malabar Whistling Thrush
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Common Flameback(Common Goldenback
Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo
The Yellow Oriole
The Malabar Barbet
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Little Ringed Plover
The Red-Naped Ibis
The Rufous Treepie