Checklist S17021790

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Owner Suraj Gurung

Traveling
  • 1
  • 3 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 25

    Comments: I'm sure there are hundreds of these pigeons around in the region.

  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: I heard one bird calling near an abandoned paddy field where there is some marshy land. I'm sure it was the Black-tailed Crake because I have seen the bird and heard its calls in the past in another location in Yuksam, western Sikkim.

  4. Number observed: X

    Comments: A pair roosts in the vicinity. Often seen but today I could only hear their calls.

  5. Number observed: 1

    Comments: As I was returning home I caught sight of this accipiter soaring just before it disappeared in the twilight.

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: I often see this owlet hunting in the paddy fields and near cow sheds.

  7. Number observed: 1

    Comments: This barbet is pretty common in our hills. I've seen and heard many in the area. Today I only saw this single bird.

  8. Number observed: 4

    Comments: I'm seeing these magnificent woodpeckers for the first time in the area.

  9. Number observed: X

    Comments: There's a pair which is resident in the area. Today I only heard their calls.

  10. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Seen on both occasion hunting near cow sheds.

  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 6

    Comments: There's a flock of more than half a dozen birds that are resident in the area.

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Usually seen foraging among a flock of Rufous-winged Fulvettas.

  14. Number observed: X

    Comments: I only heard the calls of a couple of birds today.

  15. Number observed: X

    Comments: Many were heard calling.

  16. Number observed: 6
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: X

    Comments: I'm not too sure whether it was Nepal or the Asian House Martins. But there are many in the area now seen soaring in great numbers, perhaps more than 30 birds.

  19. Number observed: 3
  20. Number observed: 4
  21. Number observed: 6
  22. Number observed: 2

    Comments: I see this pair quite regularly foraging among the wild berry bushes. Very difficult to photograph.

  23. Number observed: 9

    Comments: Very common in our hills.

  24. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Actually they were Himalayan Bulbuls but the species is not on this list.

  25. Number observed: 7

    Comments: I've seen bigger flocks elsewhere in western Sikkim.

  26. Number observed: 2

    Comments: One of the most difficult birds to sight and it's harder still to photograph them in the bush. I saw these tiny birds, whose activities resembles those of a mole than a bird, in a cardamom plantation strewn with big rocks near a stream.

  27. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Habitat, size and activities very similar to those of the Scaly-breasted Cupwing. Extremely difficult to photograph in the bush.

  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 6
  30. Number observed: 6
  31. Number observed: 12
  32. Number observed: X
  33. Number observed: 6
  34. Number observed: X

    Comments: I saw 3 birds foraging in the paddy field and heard many calling in the woods nearby.

  35. Number observed: 8

    Comments: I've seen these birds in great numbers in other places in western Sikkim.

  36. Number observed: 7

    Comments: I believe this species is the most common among the three species of Minlas in western Sikkim.

  37. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Most elusive among the Niltavas in western Sikkim. This is just the second sighting in western sikkim for me till date.

  38. Number observed: 4

    Comments: More often than not I see this bird in the cardamon plantations.

  39. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Most common among the Niltavas in western Sikkim.

  40. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Most successful among all the Thrush family of birds in Sikkim. Very versatile, often seen even in suburban areas.

  41. Number observed: 2
  42. Number observed: 2

    Comments: This is the first ever sighting of this Flycatcher for me in western Sikkim.

  43. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Alongwith Grey-headed Canary, most common among the Flycatchers in western Sikkim.

  44. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Most commonly seen Redstart in Sikkim.

  45. Number observed: 2
  46. Number observed: 1
  47. Number observed: 1
  48. Number observed: 1
  49. Number observed: 1
  50. Number observed: 1

    Comments: I've seen on more than one occasion just this single female.

  51. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Many more are out there.

  52. Number observed: 1
  53. Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail

    Number observed: 1
  54. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Mostly seen foraging in the paddy field.

  55. Number observed: 4
  56. Number observed: 26
  57. Number observed: 6

    Comments: There is just this single flock of six birds in the area.