Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sweet Voices Of Monsoon Migratory Birds


Monsoon Migratory Birds
Enjoying the melodious sounds of birds migrating to several parts of India during monsoons is a rare opportunity that must not be missed by any tourist. Nature lovers and bird-watchers love to be in wildlife sanctuaries located in different parts of the country to hear the monsoon migratory birds sing praises of the pleasant showers. The month of July is of great significance for the Indian forests, as they abound in greenery due to torrential rains. Many of the birds migrate to these jungle areas in search of habitats that are best suited for them. Some of the recent reports have claimed that the number of birds migrating to Indian forests have reduced drastically over a period of time. Contrary to these claims, Kanha's wildlife reserve still welcomes its cheerful winged guests during rainy days as usual.

Monsoons in India offer great respite for its people as well as the flora and fauna of its forests. The atmosphere is steered clear of dust particles, leaving behind crystal clear surroundings and a great deal of freshness in the air. With the advent of rainy season, some of the monsoon migratory birds also appear in dense forests and several other regions across the country. Black-breasted Quails migrate to eastern regions, while Paradise Flycatchers leave their homes in northern parts of India and fly southwards. A rare species of birds called Lesser Florican also choose this season to migrate from Central parts of India to the Western Ghats.

These migrating birds have provided a great boost to Indian tourism industry. Many of the tourists, wildlife photographers and bird-lovers visit the tropical rainforest's or wildlife sanctuaries to watch the birds move around freely in their habitats. Listening to different types of sounds made by the monsoon migratory birds is truly a memorable experience for many of these travelers. Most of the national parks in India are closed during monsoons; but a few among them allow tourists till the end of June, before the heavy rainfall foil their travel plans. Tourists can be assured of a safe birding tour in these wildlife reserves with the presence of highly experienced nature guides.