Effortless Birding at Every Step in Ganeshgudi
One aspect of Old Magazine House that never fails to amaze birdwatchers is the ease with which birds can be spotted. As you approach Ganeshgudi, you will be greeted by hoards of exotic birds that are otherwise hard to spot. No wonder, nature lovers, especially birders, consider Old Magazine House the Mecca of bird watching.
Capture a Huge Variety of Birds with Your Camera
Just when you think, “there can’t be another variety of bird that I’ve missed” a new species of avian floats by you gently – that’s Old Magazine House for you. During your stay and sightseeing, you’ll come across birds such as brown cheeked fulvetta, dark fronted babbler, yellow browed bulbul, Blyth’s reed warbler, blackbird, Indian yellow tit, white bellied fly catcher, white bellied blue fly catcher, flame throated bulbul, rusty tailed flycatcher, grey wagtail, orange headed ground thrush, oriental white eye, magpie robin, black napped monarch, Asian paradise flycatcher, grey fronted green pigeon, puff throated babbler, orange minivet, white rumped Shama, little spider hunter, Tickell’s blue flycatcher, blue capped rock thrush, Malabar trogon.
If you think that’s the end of it, wait! We’ve still not mentioned the star attractions. You will spot Malabar pied hornbill, great Indian hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill, those little green bee eaters and several other varieties.
The Experience of Staying in Old Malabar House
The entire property sports strategically placed bird baths. Expect birds like emerald dove, chestnut tailed starling, and magpies to pay you a visit and splash around some water in the bird baths. Wake up to the sweet songs of Malabar Whistling Trust in the ethnic cottages on sunrise.
Don’t be surprised if you find pinching yourself to ensure that you aren’t dreaming. Old Magazine House is truly a heaven on earth. You will also find Malabar giant squirrel flinging around on the high trees along with the occasional sounds of the barking deer. The sight of hornbills making their flight with wide open wings is just breath-taking.
October to March is the Best time for Bird Lovers
Between the months of October and March, the migrating varieties make their way to Ganeshgudi so your chances of spotting different species increase dramatically. However, the resident species of birds can be spotted round the year.