India 2016 (part LII): Wildlife around Bikaner

Bikaner, Rajasthan:

Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

Once I had visited the major sights of Bikaner, I went on a wildlife safari into the surrounding countryside.

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During my days in Bikaner, I stayed in the comfortable Vinayak Guest House whose owner happens to be true wildlife enthusiast Jitu Solanki. He showed me some great birding spots including the famous carcass dump of Jorbeer where you can find literally thousands of raptors. I saw Griffon Vultures, Egyptian Vultures, Himalayan Vultures, Cinereous Vultures, Black-eared Kites, Eastern Imperial Eagles, Steppe Eagles (maybe some Tawny Eagles too?), Long-legged Buzzards, and Laggar Falcons. Furthermore, we spotted some other nice birds including Indian Coursers, Cream-coloured Coursers, and the rare Yellow-eyed Pigeons. In addition to birds, I enjoyed the beautiful Chinkaras (or Indian Gazelles) and Nilgai standing in the golden grasslands. I really had a fantastic time!!

Finally I had to leave Bikaner and Jitu organized a car with driver who would bring me to Jaisalmer via Khichan, famous for being visited by thousands of Demoiselle Cranes during the winter months.

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