Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pashan Lake

Type: Bird Watching site
Near: Pashan, Pune

Route: Hinjewadi road/Sutarwadi
Time visited: December 2011
How to reach: If you reach from sutarwadi side side theres a arch and muddy trail that goes right next to the lake. The other way probably is from the temple side.

Visited Pashan lake yesterday. The chill in morning made the views very exciting. We could see egrets, kingfisher, hopoe, laughing dove, bee eater, drongo, pond heron, ducks, sunbirds etc.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Type: Bird Watching site
Near: Patas
Base Village: Warvand
Where: 60 Kms from Pune
Route: Pune-Solapur road
Time visited: December 2011
How to reach: On Pune Solapur road, after toll road ends, after Kedgaon look for Warvand village. A small road takes you right till reservoir. The road is extremly in bad condition and you may have to park road few meteres before the reservoir.
Best Time to visit: Early morning November-January

About: Warvand is a small village and the reservoir is known birding place. It said that you can see Purple Moorhens, Pheasant-tailed Ja├žanas, Brahminy Kite, Indian Great Reed Warbler, Cotton Teal, Cormorants, Open-Bill Stork, heron/egret species and variety of ducks

We started at about 6.30 AM. After hearty breakfast and some great snaps on the way we reached Warvand/Varwand by 8/8.30. We parked our car when we no longer could drive in some in small building that looked like a school. A few minutes walk lead to reservoir. There were less nomber of birds as compared to Kavdi but it was worth visit.