Birds have fascinated people for a long time because of their vibrant colours, ability to fly so gracefully and melodious, trilling voices. The ‘singing’ of birds is one of Nature’s most beautiful experiences.
I am also a person who is attracted to birds. I have been staying at FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Shettrakatte for the past 2 years, and it has provided me with a great opportunity to experience the biodiversity of birds in this area.
FSL’s CEL is located in Kundapur, on the Southwest coast of India. At the Centre, you can find a wide range of trees, such as mango, cashew, coconut, chikku, jamun, jackfruit, guava and many more!
Bird-watching is an extremely fulfilling and exciting experience.
At the same time, you can learn many things about Nature from the birds.This hobby will make you find the answer to many questions about life.
In this particular place (CEL), I found more than 40 different types of birds!
Some of them visit the Centre during a particular season and the others are natives of the area.
Taking photos of birds is a great hobby. It requires patience and a bit of luck.
Birds are very sensitive. They will see you before you see them. Our way of walking, the clothes we wear and the places where we hide are also important to take good photos of birds.
I succeeded sometimes and failed many times.
This hobby taught me the importance of birds in Nature.
I started to give small talks at schools about birds. I wanted the children to begin to look in the trees and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Hope you start doing so… do visit us at CEL. Who knows, you might just catch a glimpse of all our feathered friends!