Lance has recently returned from a very enjoyable recce to Gujarat, the western most state of India. The weather, birds and mammals all performed admirably so we are now advertising a tour, the first to this destination. The images below offer a flavour of what can be expected.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing - a typical dry country species.
Colourful scenes from the roadside, here wash morning!
Asiatic Wild Ass, restricted to the Rann of Kutch.
Sykes's Nightjar, a nocturnal speciality of the region.
Another highly sought after Gujarati inhabitant - the very localised Stoliczka's Bushchat.
Somnath Temple, a place of significance for Hindus.
A male Nilgai.
Little Green BeeEater.
Asiatic Lion in the Gir Forest, their only home in the world.
Indian Wolf at Velavadar
The exquisit Indian Courser - now that's an attractive bird!
Grey Hypocolious, here a male.
there are an abundance of birds in Gujarat, here a flock of Brown-headed Gulls with a handful of Slender-billed amongst them.
Gujarat hosts the only site in India for Grey Hypocolius, here a female.
Demoiselle Cranes roosting in the Rann of Kutch.
Crested Serpent Eagle sunning itself in the early morning sun at Gir.
An eyecatching male Blackbuck at Velavadar.