Birdlife of Gir

Besides being world famous for seeing the Asiatic Lion in the wild, Gir is also a rich birding area and Birders have estimated around 300 species. A good time to visit for birding is between December to February when many migrants can be seen. However, the hot months of May also shows many resident species in breeding plummage and giving mating calls. This time it was good sightings of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher mostly females and the Tickell's Flycatchers - both birds of the forest.

Female of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher gave good displays
Changeable Hawk eagle
Tickell's Flycatcher
Indian Scops owl beautifully camouflaged
Grey Francolin
Pied Kingfisher
Time to woo the ladies - a male Indian Peafowl doing his courting display before the Peahens
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Add captionHoney Buzzard
Asian Openbill
Indian Darter
Red-rumped Swallow near Kamleshwar Dam
White-throated Kingfisher with his meal
above and below -More views of this beauty - Tickell's Flycatcher

Eurasian Thickknee
Black Ibis
White-browed Fantail Flycatcher building its nest
Pond Heron at Hiran River just ouside my resort
White-browed Wagtail
Male of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher taken on the birding trail late evening
Another catch from the late evening birding trail - Orietal White-eye
Ashy Prinia


  1. Nice post, last time when I went to Gir, I missed clicking the Asian Paradise. Still haven't got the opportunity to click. Lets see. Gir is undoubtedly wonderful, when it comes to birds.


  2. Gir is most famous for its lions, the park is one of the most diverse places in Gujarat, both in flora and fauna. Many tourists come to Gir because, outside of Africa, it is the only place with wild lions and for many travelers who prefer to stay at Resorts in Gir.