Nature Walk at Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Kere

Post date: Dec 5, 2016 3:20:05 PM

Date: 18.12.2016, Sunday

Habitat: Thorn-scrub, dry grassland & woodland, a village Tank rain/canal fed

Duration: 07.00 to 11.00 AM


  • 24 participants listed 83 species of birds.
  • Dr. Sampathkumara K introduced us to few rare plants: CANSJERA RHEEDII (Opiliaceae), MAERUA ARENARIA (Capparaceae)
  • Grassland specific birds JERDON & INDIAN BUSHLARK, JUNGLE BUSH-QUAIL, BAY-BACKED SHRIKE, KESTREL were present. Sparsely spread shrubs were supporting LONG-TAILED SHRIKE, COMMON IORA, GREEN BEE-EATER.
  • At Hadinaru, a moderate congregation of EURASIAN COOT, COTTON TEAL, SPOT-BILLED DUCK, and EURASIAN WIGEON observed. OSPREY was resting in its usual perch.
  • Talked about Baya Weaver Birds breeding behavior (on the basis of Salim Ali and VC Ambedkar's studies).
  • And, semi-arid grasslands supporting lesser diversity and density also came for discussion.


When: 18.12.2016, Sunday

Where: Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Kere, Nanjanagudu Taluk, Mysore District

Habitat: Thorn-scrub & woodland, a village Tank rain/canal fed

How long: 07.00 to 11.00 AM

Distance: 25 Km from Mysore Railway Station

Assembly point and time: 06.15 am at the junction of Mysore ring-road crossing Mysore – Nanjanagudu highway (at APMC premises).

Note & Tips:

  • Program is open to all
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
  • Field trip involves strolling / walking on rough terrain

For details:

Shivaprakash A