Birding in Bangalore
If your the type who wakes up early and enjoys taking walks to the morning sound of birds chirping and feeling the rays of the sun soak you with its warmth, then Bird Watching (the winged kind) is just what you need to try.
Bird watching enthusiasts in Bangalore enjoy waking up early morning on their days off and head out to the outskirts of the city to view the splendour of mother nature displayed in the various types of birds. A birder requires patience, keen observation and listening skills. Generally people go birding with others as part of a group since in most cases more eyes searching the skies is better than a single pair of eyes. This makes bird watching a social and community building effort that can be a lot of fun as long as your willing to learn from others.
You’ll also find a lot of people hauling their cameras with huge lenses attached to them from one spot to another to try and capture some stunning images of the birds which are useful in identification of birds and also to gain bragging rights.
If your interested in birding you can always join up with some clubs in Bangalore that enjoy regular bird watching trips. The BNGbirds group on yahoo is one of the groups that helps people get introduced to birding and members can easily join in on the birding sessions on the weekend along with people of different skill levels. The group schedules weekend outings on 3 Sundays of the week in different parts of town like Hebbal Lake, Lal Bagh, Bannerghatta National Park, Ragihalli and other areas.