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Inviting Photographs on Migratory Wetland Birds

Start Date: 18-11-2019
End Date: 07-01-2020

Are you a bird lover? Do you like to capture migratory birds visiting Madhya Pradesh? This could be your chance to get a certificate from

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Are you a bird lover? Do you like to capture migratory birds visiting Madhya Pradesh? This could be your chance to get a certificate from Bhopal Birds Conservation Society, who is organizing a photography contest on migratory birds.

Winter is almost here and it’s time of the year when birds from far and wide hibernate to the Indian subcontinent to avoid the biting cold of the West. Every year, migratory birds of varied colours and different sizes flock to the wetlands of Madhya Pradesh, making it a visual delight. About 370 species of birds migrate to India every year. Of this, 175 species of birds use the Central Asian FlyWay.

Wetlands across Madhya Pradesh are famous for housing these migratory birds for a span of three to four months. Given its favourable conditions, the wetlands attract a large number of bird species. From Drongo to Bee-Eater, Greylay Goose, Black-Necked Stork, Comb Duck, Gadwall, Red-naped Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill etc, the winged visitors make winters a delightful time for ornithologists in the state. One can even get lucky in spotting Greater Flamingos in the wetland. The large influx of the winged visitors give photography lovers the perfect reason to bring out their cameras and make the best of the winter months. It is needless to mention that birdwatching is one of the favourite winter activities among birders in the state.

However, owing to the crisis of habitat, excessive hunting, pollution, and numerous other factors, migratory birds are gradually losing it out to the jungles of concrete. These factors are posing a threat to the existence of migratory birds. It is time to act fast before these tiny creatures become extinct, which will adversely disturb the balance in the ecosystem.

To raise awareness on migratory birds and their preservation, Bhopal Birds Conservation Society is organizing the photography contest, wherein participants are requested to share photographs of migratory birds they have captured with their lens, along with details including their local name, location and date of the click, etc on mp.mygov.in. The relevant and original entries will be awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation by the organization.

So what are you waiting for? Pull out your cameras and start shooting and sharing with us. Happy Birding!

Note: More than two entries will not be accepted and the entries must be relevant.

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Sharad Soner 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Purple heron Scientific name: Ardea purpurea
Large heron with rusty head and streaky neck; juvenile is extensively rusty brown on upperparts. Favors fresh marshes with tall reeds and other vegetation.
Take on 29-12-2019 at Sirpur Talab ,Indore by Sharad Soner with Canon 700D Lens 55-250 Apreture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500Sec. ISO 100 [ Mob. 8319492216 Indore ] sharadphotography498@gmail.com

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Sharad Soner 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Pied Kingfisher Scientific name: Ceryle rudis
The pied kingfisher is a near passerine bird with black and white plumage and crest. Its ability to hover makes this fish eating kingfisher very distinctive.
Take on 05-01-2020 at Choto Bilalwli Talab, Indore by Sharad Soner with Canon 700D Lens 55-250 Apreture f/8 Exposure Time 1/1000Sec. ISO 100 [ Mob. 8319492216 Indore ]

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Shubham jha 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Emden goose
Scientific name: Anser anser
The Emden goose is a breed of domestic goose. The origins of this breed are thought to be ... The breed is pure white with a short, light orange bill, and orange feet
Take on 01-01-2020 at Choral Dam, Indore by Shubham Jha with Redmi Note 7 Pro Lens 35mm Apreture 1.67 Shutter Speed 1/500 ISO 100

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Shubham jha 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Emden goose
Scientific name: Anser anser
The Emden goose is a breed of domestic goose. The origins of this breed are thought to be ... The breed is pure white with a short, light orange bill, and orange feet
Take on 01-01-2020 at Choral Dam, Indore by Shubham Jha with Redmi Note 7 Pro Lens 35mm Apreture 1.67 Shutter Speed 1/500 ISO 100

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Chetan Jha 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Green Heron Scientific name: Butorides virescens
The green heron is sometimes called the green-backed heron. It is a small heron that is about the size of a large crow. It is a foot and a half to two feet in length
Take on 16-12-2019 at Bilawli Talab, Indore by Chetan Jha With Canon D700 Lens 55-250 f/8 Exposure time 1/25 ISO 100 [ Mob. 8871994129 Indore ]

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Chetan Jha 1 week 4 days ago

Bird Name: Green Heron Scientific name: Butorides virescens
The green heron is sometimes called the green-backed heron. It is a small heron that is about the size of a large crow. It is a foot and a half to two feet in length
Take on 16-12-2019 at Bilawli Talab, Indore by Chetan Jha With Canon D700 Lens 55-250 f/8 Exposure time 1/100 ISO 100 [ Mob. 8871994129 Indore ]

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Sudarshan gayakwad 1 week 5 days ago

Bird Name: Drongo Scientific name: Dicruridae
Drongos are mostly black or dark grey, short-legged birds,with an upright stance when perched. they
have forked tails and some have elaborate tail decorations.they feed on insects which they catch in flight or on the groundt
Take on 16-12-2019 at Bilavli Talab by Sudarshan Gayakwad with Canon ESO700 Lens 55-250 f/8 Shutter Speed 1/125Sec. [ Mob. 9131910205 INDORE ]

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Sudarshan gayakwad 1 week 5 days ago

Bird Name: Drongo Scientific name: Dicruridae
Drongos are mostly black or dark grey, short-legged birds,with an upright stance when perched. they
have forked tails and some have elaborate tail decorations.they feed on insects which they catch in flight or on the groundt
Take on 16-12-2019 at Bilavli Talab by Sudarshan Gayakwad with Canon ESO700 Lens 55-250 f/8 Shutter Speed 1/125Sec. [ Mob. 9131910205 INDORE ]

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GAURAV DUBEY 1 week 5 days ago

Bird Name: Little egret Scientific name: Egretta garzetta
The Little Egret is a small white egret with dark grey-black legs, black bill and a bright yellow naked face.
Take on 16-12-2019 at Bilavali Talab Indore by Gaurav Dubey With Canon EOS 700 Lense 55-250 F/Stop: f/9 Exposure Time 1/200Sec. [ Mob. 9993443363 INDORE ]

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Anil Kashyap 1 week 5 days ago

Bird Name: The Indian spot-billed duck.
Take on 29-12-2019 at sirpur talab , Indore by Anil kashyap with NikonD3300 Lens 70-300 Apreture f 6.3 Shutter Speed 1/500 ISO 200 [ Mob. 7415453256 ]

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