Birding at Kumta

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank


In December, on our way to Dandeli, we stopped at Kumta for a couple of days for a family function. Kumta is a town in North Karnataka, around 60kms from Karwar. We managed to spend a little time birding there. The main highlight was the salt pans in Kumta which provided very good views of big flocks of Spotted Redshanks, Black Winged Stilts, some Sandpipers and the other common water birds.


Pompadour Green Pigeon Golden Oriole
Pompadour Green Pigeon Golden Oriole

Common Sandpiper Tailor Bird
Common Sandpiper Tailor Bird



6 Responses to “Birding at Kumta”

  1. March 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Wow, fantastic birding indeed! You never know what our quiet little villages hold in store for us! :-)

  2. 2 Uma
    March 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Lovely! But I would liked to see some more shots…

  3. March 11, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Lovely photographs and account Sachin!

  4. March 12, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Wonderful pictures, Sachin and Neelu! Esp, the first one – loved it. Nice account as well.

  5. 5 thoughtsinflight
    March 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks all..

    Uma, we could do very little birding in Kumta due to time constraints, hence did not get many shots.


  6. March 27, 2008 at 2:21 am

    WoW! i have spent a lot of time and written a lot about Kumta, but did not know this amazing diversity of birds there.

    On my visit there in Dec, I spotted a few ‘bald eagles.” Theses were much smaller than those in Alaska, but bald eagles none the less. what a thrill!

    When I visit there in July I will make it a point to check out the birds.

    Thanks for sharing.

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