Observation Chart

Naturalist Observation Chart for
Pench February 2014 onwards

Date and Time(approx.)Place of OccurrenceObservation
30/01/14 03:00 PMOn the Banyan tree inside the property5 Malabar Pied Hornbills feeding on the Ficus fruit
08:15PMBanyan Tree inside property.Territorial battle of two Common Indian Palm Civets
01/02/14 06:00 PMFrom the star bedA single Brown Fish Owl sighted
02/02/14 06:00 PMCheria MaidaanSingle Male Gaur active and grazing.
08:30 PMBanyan Tree inside property.Larger of two Civets chasing one smaller in size.
03/02/14 07:00 AMSukur PenFresh spotted Deer kill, only a small portion eaten
09:15 AMWaterhole before AlikattaRhesus Macaque aggression towards a single Jackal.
10:00 AMSukur PenKill dragged and eaten further on
04/02/14 07:10 AMSukur PenShort sighting of Tiger on the kill, showing extremely shy behaviour, male or female inconclusive.
09:30 AMAlikatta MeadowsPack of 12 Wild Dogs playful and relaxed.
10:00 AMAlikatta MeadowsSame pack with full bellies on the move after a kill. One observed with the head of a young chital stag.
10:10 AMAlikatta MeadowsSame Pack observed excreting at the junction of roads.
05/02/14 06:35 PMFicus tree near the MachaanIndian Giant Flying Squirrel observed gliding into the woods.
06/02/14 11:30 AMBuffer behind the star bedA single Brown Fish Owl sighted in the distance, along with a mixed flock of birds nearby including Sulphur Bellied Warbler
08/02/14 06:50 AMMain road at Jamtara inside the parkYoung Female Tiger observed showing extreme shy nature towards the presence of a single jeep. Disappears behind Lantarna bushes.
04:00 PMAt Pench River across Cheria Maidaan MeadowsPair of Common Palm Civets observed getting out of water.
04:30 PMNear to main road nalaSingle Jackal seen scavenging on a dead Langur
09/02/14 08:30 AMAt Rayakassa4 Male Red Jungle Fowls seen together
02:45 PMNear Bakore Camp at JamtaraTwo female Chausingha observed with herd of Spotted Deer, very shy nature
03:00 PMNear Bakore Camp at JamtaraA single Langur on its last breaths, no injury marks found on body, no reaction to the effort of reviving by sprinkle of water.
10/02/14 05:30 PMIn the Buffer at Kuliya TongiSingle Gaur sighted
05:45 PMNear Mahadev GhatA single Jackal feeding on the leg of a Spotted Deer Fawn which seemed to have been stacked up in a pile of twigs.
12/02/14 02:15 PMBetween Tent no 4 and 3 inside the lodgeJungle Cat sighted
16/02/14 08:00 AMKarmajhiri areaFemale Tiger sighted
21/02/14 05:45 PMFrom the star bed looking to the ficus on the buffer sideA pair of Brown Fish Owl sighted
23/02/14 06:50 PMOn the Banyan tree inside the lodgePair of Palm Civets sighted
24/02/14 09:15 AMIn the buffer bordering with the tents.Changeable Hawk Eagle sighted
06:20 PMRoad in the parking area inside the lodgeTracks of a single Canid, possibly Ferrell Dog, or Jackal.
25/02/14 03:15 PMOn the Banyan TreeIndian Grey Hornbills and Yellow Footed Green Pigeons seen feeding together on the fig fruits
26/02/14 05:40 PMFrom the Star BedFlock of Plum Headed Parakeets observed feeding on the Wheat crops in the fields.
06:45 PMFrom the Star BedA pair of Common Palm Civet sighted on the nearest Ficus tree from the star bed
27/02/14On a ficus near Tent 7 and 8Single Common Indian Palm Civet and Flying Fox/ Indian Fruit Eating Bat feeding on the fig fruits in close proximity to each other not bothered by each other’s presence.
01/03/14 04:15 PMAt Mahadev GhatOsprey sighted for the first time,  hunting for fish over the Pench river
05:25 PMOn the way to Cheria Maidaan from Mahadev GhatMale Sloth Bear sighted, showing extreme shyness to tourist vehicle, scampering across the nala.
03/03/14 08:10 AMLantana Forest near Sita GhatContinuous alarm calls of Langurs for almost half an hour
08:20 AMNear to Alikatta crossingCollarwali Female Tiger sighted
04/03/14 04:40 PMSagon VanTigress sighted, in stalking and hunting mode, alarm by Peakcock, Langurs and Spotted Deer together, single Wild Boar around observed confused to the situation,  moving round.
06/03/14 06:30 AMBuffer area road from Jamtara to KumbhpaniSingle Leopard sighted crossing the road.
07/03/14 03:00 PMInside the property near Tent 9Jungle Cat sighted
08/03/14 09:30 AMnear tank inside the propertyJungle Cat observed in hunting mode in between high grass
12/03/14 06:15 AMFrom Star BedSingle Sambar stag sighted in nearby buffer.
15/03/14 06:45 AMBuffer across the naala from Tent 42 Female Nilgai and a fawn sighted, extremely shy to the Naturalist’s presence.
16/03/14 04:45 PMOn the pench riverPack of 5 Wild Dogs sighted
17/03/14 07:15 AMIn between Lantana bsuesh outside the parking near nalaA pair of Tailor Birds sighted near their nest calling in a rhythmic tone
18/03/14 08:30 AMAt Alikatta Breakfast PointIndian Vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle and Honey Buzzard, all seen flying high above, with the Vulture at the highest of all.
09:10 AMAt Mulkunda waterholeNilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Langurs and Rhesus Macaque all feeding near each other, with Spotted Deer on alert with tales up to the passing of a pair of Jackals.
10:30 AMOn main road from Karmajhiri gateShikra atop a branch looking for Prey down below, at ease with presence of vehicle.
03:25 PM50 metres from Karmajhiri gateA pair of Jackals with hackles up, playing with each other, reassurance of bonding observed among the pair.
04:30 PMAt Bijumatta Talaab4 Indian Soft shell Turtles observed regulating their bodies under the sun, on a dead log emerging from the water.
19/03/1406:25 PMOutside Karmajhiri Gate between National Park and BufferMatriarchal Gaur herd observed grazing and browsing on lantana along with calves, comfortable with the presence of vehicles.
20/03/14 06:30 AMMain road near to Kullu tek pahariFlashing glimpse of a Leopard, disappearing into the ravine down below in seconds, showing extreme shyness to the vehicle.
07:50 AMNear MulkundaIndian Palm squirrel single parent seen with juvenile basking in the sun, lying falt on the main branch.
08:20 AMNear Alikatta Meadow4 Jackals feeding on a Decent Sized Fresh Spotted Deer Kill, Jungle Crows observed scavenging bits of meat from the side, causing irritation to the feeding Jackals.
08:50 AMJamunala Bijumatta TirahaBlack Hooded Oriole seen feeding on Mahua fruit, Common Lagurs feeding on Bombax Ceiba flower
21/03/14 06:45 AMNear to Jora Munara Camp, road to Jhandi Matta.Sharp alarm calls of Spotted Deer, all running to have a look down a ravine, calls continue with much tension amongst the herd.
08:10 AMNear to Bijumatta Jamunala tirahaSingle Jackal scavenging on a Spotted Deer kill, 3 Jungle crows around taking bits and pieces, quarrels among the crows, with two teaming against one, pecking it down to the ground.
22/03/14 06:30 AMJhandi MattaWeaver Ant Nests sighted on a Kusum tree
07:45 AMNear to Bijumatta Jamunala tirahaTwo Jackals finishing off of what’s left of the Spotted Deer kill.
08:00 AMBijumatta Jamun nala tirahaCommon Langurs observed feeding on the Mahua fruit.
04:30 PMGol Pahari MeadowIndian Rollers rolling display, first time this season, Chestnut Shouldered Petronias preparing for nesting
23/03/14 07:20 AMMulkunda areaCrested Hawk Eagle on a fresh kill of an Indian Palm Squirrel.
07:45 AMEnroute from Aliktta to JuniwaniA pair of Green Bee Eaters hunting and feeding on bees.
08:40 AMAlikatta down at the riverA pair of Osprey sighted together
04:45 PMNear Jora munara enroute from Jhandi MattaAlarm calls of Jungle Fowl, Spotted Deer alert with tales up, A Jungle Cat sighted.
06:35 PMOutside Karmajhiri Gate, between National Park and BufferGaur herd sighted, with two males interlocked in a serious battle.
24/03/14 04:30 PMGrassland area ahead of Bijumatta TalaabSpotted Deer alert, Large Indian Civet sighted walking past by small herd of Deer.
05:00 PMPyorthadi dike areaMixed herd of Sambar, Spotted Deer, and Nilgai observed gazing on the meadow before reservoir.
25/03/14 07:00 AMAhead of Boda Nala CampSingle male Wild Boar using  incisors to dig into the soft roots
07:10 AMJora Munara Boda Nala Jhadi matta tirahaSingle Male Gaur browsing on lantana plant
07:30 AMJora Munara ahead of CampSingle alarm of Spotted Deer
07:40 AMJora Munara ahead of CampRoaring of Tiger
07:50 AMJora Munara ahead of CampKarma Male Tiger roaring and calling for mate, walking on the road,Dropping on the road with scrape marking , sniffing of plants. Walked into Sagon Van area
08:30 AMOpposite to Sagon Van, open area, enroute to Kullu tek PahariJackal Pups near den playing with each other, with a single parent seen with them.
03:30 PMMulkundaPair of White Eyed Buzzards observed together.
03:50 PMMulkunda waterholePair of Grey Headed Fish Eagles together, one feeding on fish, one in hunting mode.
04:10 PMJuniwani TalaabTigress seen cooling off at waterhole
04:40 PMJuniwani TalaabPack of 5 Wild Dogs seen approaching waterhole for drink
04:45 PMJuniwani Talaab and Meadows nearbyTigress seen chasing off Alpha male Wild Dog of the pack, Wild Dogs making mocking calls and warning calls to each other of danger, also distracting her from different directions.
05:30 PMNear Alikatta MeadowsSame Wild Dog pack of 5 sighted, dropping at junction of roads, playing with each other reinforcing bonds, Alpha Male and Alpha Female along with 3 young dogs , one observed limping
26/03/14 08:30 AMPyorthadi area enroute from Bijumatta to JuniwaniContinuous alarm of Langurs, glimpse of a Leopard sighted.
27/03/14 06:10 AMMain road straight from Karmajhiri gatePair of Porcupines spotted with guests
06:15 AMBaas NalaOld Pug marks of female Leopard
06:20 AMBoda nala roadFresh Pug marks of Tiger walked on the road for a km roughly and pug marks leading backwards
07:10 AMTowards Jora Munara Camp from Bage nala direction.Reporting of Tigress having walked into the direction
29/03/14 08:30 AMSagon VanKarma Male Tiger sighted
08:45 AMNear Mulkunda areaSingle Jackal seen making a kill of a Spotted Deer fawn, the other arriving and both feeding while it is still alive.
30/03/14 08:00 AMGol Pahari meadowsMonitor Lizard sighted for the first time this season, seen disappearing into t hole on the ground surface.
08:30 AMMahadev GhatPair of Grey Headed Fish Eagle sighted together
31/03/14 07:00 AMLantana bushes near to Mahadev GhatRhesus Macaque alarming followed by Langurs
07:40 AMAcross the Pench RiverPair of Malabar Pied Hornbills sighted together, and Weaver Ant nests sighted on Mahua Tree.
01/04/14 06:15 PMIn the buffer, forest road from Jamtara to KumbhpaniA Single Sloth Bear sighted moving towards tikari forest area.
02/04/14 05:15 PMIn the buffer at Kuliya TongiRecent Sloth Bear Scats discovered on the rocks, scat revealing mixed diet of Mahua and Bugs.
03/04/14 03:00 AMFrom the star bed, on the border of Buffer and open fieldsTwo medium sized Sloth Bear Cubs sighted
05:00 AMFrom  the Star Bed4 Brown Fish Owls sighted
10:30 AMAmongst the rubble and pile of wood near Tent 9 and construction areaPit Viper Related Serpent sighted, Indian Cat Snake or Saw scaled Viper inconclusive.
05/04/14 08:30 PMIn the Buffer on the forest road between Jamtara and KumbhpaniA Pair of Leopards sighted, male and female, although maintaining distance, not too shy to the vehicle.
06/04/14 07:00 AMAt Sagon VanStrong alarm calls of Langurs and Spotted Deer
07:30 AMAt Mulkunda areaRhesus Macaques observed feeding on the Chiranji fruit
06:20 PMAt Jhandi MattaPack of 5 Wild Dogs sighted, alpha male and female observed playing to reassure bonds.
07/04/14 06:10 AMOn the road to Bakore CampMale Leopard sighted crossing, extremely shy to the presence of vehicle, Langurs and Spotted Deer alarming and extremely nervous.
07:00 AMAt Jamtara WaterholeA black Stork sighted for the first time this season
07:20 AMOn the Pench River while crossing from Cheria Maidaan campStork billed Kingfisher sighted for the first time.
08:10 AMAt Jhandi MattaA Shikra looking for prey and extremely at ease with close proximity to the vehicle.
03:40 PMRoad enroute from Mahadev Ghat to Cheria MaidaanA Ruddy mongoose seen taking shade at the base of a ficus tree followed by climbing up the tree.
08/04/14 08:10 AMAhead of Rayakassa towards AlikattaWild Boar seen chasing a pair of Jackals away to scavenge on a spotted deer kill himself.
08:45 AMAt Sagon VanStrong alarm calls of Langurs on one side followed by Chital on the other, ignoring the presence of forest labourers on foot, alarm of langurs continuing for a good 20 minute
03:05 PMAt the entrance of Jamtara gateFan Throated Lizard observed regulating its body temperature
04:45 PMFrom Mahadev GhatCollar wali Tigress sighted for 20 minutes, stalking Spotted Deer at first, then going for Wild Boar, unsuccessful hunt.
09/04/14 04:45 PMAt Juniwani waterholeIndian Soft shell Turtle observed regulating body temperature on a piece of log emerging from the water, 3 peacocks, displaying with four Pea hens around.
09:50 PMBuffer forest beyond KumbhpaniOld pug marks of a Male Tiger having walked near the road.
10/04/14 09:30 PMIn buffer, forest between Jamtara and KumbhpaniCommon Palm Civet sighted climbing up the Mahua tree, another sighted moving inwards towards forest road leading to Tikari
11/04/14 06:45 AMAt Cheria Maidaan CampNest observed of Indian grey Hornbills
07:15 AMRayakassaPack of 5 Wild Dogs sighted moving towards the Pench river
08:30 PMIn Buffer Jamtara beatFresh Pug marks of male Tiger having walked from tikari side via jamtara towards Kumbhpani beat
12/04/14 07:15 AMTikari Sukur Pen Tiraha while driving from Cheria Camp towards Sukur PenA pair of Wild Dogs with a young pup on the move, before running out of sight towards Pench river
03:20 PMOn Main Road from Karmajhiri GateA melansitic white Rhesus Macaque sighted
03:30 PMMain road, near Kullu tek PahariA Crested Hawk Eagle sighted  feeding on a parakeet.
04:10 PMTigress Wild Dog encounter, Wild Dogs alarming continously
04:35 PMAt Juniwani WaterholeSame Tigress sighted moving towards Juniwani waterhole, seen cooling at the waterhole, and looking worn out and fatigued, an exaggerated slow walk out of the waterhole after 10 minutes or so.
06:00 PMAt Mulkunda waterholeCrested Serpent Eagle with a serpent in its claw.
06:20 PMOn main road near Kullu tek PahariA pair of Malabar Pied Hornbills sighted
13/04/14 08:20 AMA pair of Wild Dogs sighted resting, alert and up to the passing Jackal. Jackal maintaining distance and moving away from the pair of Dogs.
05:15 PMAt Pyorthadi enroute Bijumatta and JuniwaniJackal single parent sighted with 3 pups just out of their dens.
05:20 PMAt Pyorthadi enroute Bijumatta and Juniwani3 Indian Rollers sighted, 2 males and single female, males putting up a breeding displaying of rolling before female is observed choosing one with an acceptance behaviour, both using a tree hole as real estate, while the reject male looks on, sighting for almost 35 mins
14/04/14 05:10 PMPyorthadiTwo Jackals with their hackles up, one with an aggressive posture bearing its teeth and appearing larger, the other with  tail between the legs, but feeding on an old kill, after a squabble where one accepts dominance of the other, is allowed to feed.
05:15 PMEnroute to Pyorthadi from Bijumatta talaabSpotted Deer observed with tales up and alert to the passing of a Ruddy Mongoose.
15/04/14 07:00 AMAt Lantana Bushes near Sita GhatIndian Hare sighted perfectly camouflaged in the bush, not a single movement even to the sounds and manoeuvring of the vehicle
08:00 AMAt Golpahari MaidaanEgyptian Vulture sighted soaring high above, A single Indian Vulture sighted on the meadow itself, A pair of Grey Headed fish Eagles sighted together on the dry branches overlooking the river.
18/04/14 11:00 AMNear tank and rocks inside lodge premisesIndian Rat Snakes observed by lodge staff in combat.
19/04/14 08:15 AMNear Juniwani WaterholeA pair of Sloth Bears sighted, extremely shy towards the presence of vehicles, running towards Kalapahari.
20/04/14 04:30 PMMeadow near juniwani waterholeMonitor Lizard sighted atop a tree with a flock of 4 parakeets mobbing it and alarming continuously.
05:50 PMNear Bijiumatta, Jamanala, Kalapahari tirahaPack of 5 Wild Dogs sighted and on the move towards Alikatta
21/04/14 06:15 AMOn the main road from Karmajhiri gateSambar Deer observed browsing on lantana
07:30 AMAt MulkundaMajor portion of Langur troop observed attending to a single baby Langur.
05:30 PMNear Bijumatta TalaabSpotted Deer males interlocking antlers for harem of females, seen very active with much rutting calls after a slight shower, and with temperature much cooler.
06:20 PMOn main road towards Karmajhiri gateIndian Gaur herd seen active and browsing on bamboo.
22/04/14 06:40 AMat Jhandi Matta pahariRepeated alarm calls of Peacocks, followed by the odour of an old kill
08:30 AMPyorthadi area on route from Bijumatta to Juniwani waterholeA 45 minute sighting of Male Leopard on a young Spotted Deer kill, after feeding for some time, stacking it up by covering the remaining with leaves, settling down on the rocks above, amazingly not bothered by the presence of 10 odd jeeps at the site. Agitated by the jungle crows trying to scavenge on the kill, extremely wary to forest labourers on foot. Langurs not bothered by his presence except for when on the move.
09:30 AMBijumatta Jamunala tirahaSingle Jackal observed feeding on the Tendu fruit.
03:45 PMAt Jhandi Matta pahariAlarm calls of Spotted Deer, followed by sighting of Karma male Tiger resting. Irritated by flies, and belly full indicating that he could have had a good feed.
04:00 PMWhile at Jhandi Matta Pahari watching Tiger restingRepeated Alarm Calls coming in from the direction road towards Sagon Van, Karma Male Tiger taking notice by listening to it before settling down to rest again. Also, a Pair of Malabar Pied Hornbills sighted.
05:20 PMAt Jhandi Matta PahariKarma Male Tiger crossing the road.
06:15 PMAt RayyakassaMeduim Sized single Male Gaur observed browsing on Lantana
23/04/14 06:20 AMImli Marg Golpahari Road crossingStrong alarm calls of Common langur, Male Tiger sighted crossing the open and using lantana as cover to camouflage and disappear into the bushes
06:45 AMAt waterholeAdult and Juvenile Painted Storks working together to get the fish out into the shallow waters. Juvenile Painted stork feeding on a large fish, mixed birds also feeding on fish exposed in the shallows due to drying up of waterhole, including White throated kingfisher and Open billed storks
07:45 AMGol Pahari enroute to Mahadev Ghat4 Female Nilgai sighted along with a fawn, one among the female appears pregnant.
08:30 AMLantana bushes Near to Mahadev Ghat, and GolpahariAlarm calls of Spotted Deer repeatedly followed by Jackals alarming, possibility of Big Cat near to Jackal Den.
10:30 AMUnder the banyan tree in the lodgeIndian Garden Lizard and Peninsular Rock Agama on the rock, in close proximity to each other and comfortable to each other’s presence.
05:20 PMAt Jamtara Village overlooking the fields near the local schoolRosy Starlings sighted along with a flock of Rose Ringed and Plum Headed Parakeets.
24/04/14 06:45 AMAt Jhandi Matta PahariA pair of Malabar Pied Hornbills sighted
07:20 AMAt Mulkunda meadow areaA pair of Jackals sighted on the move, Spotted Deer herd alert with tales up, and on a run.
05:30 PMIn Buffer on the main road, forest between   Jamtara to KumbhpaniCrested Hawk Eagle sighted on a nest
06:45 PMForest outside Karmajhiri gate between National Park and BufferLeopard sighted and being chased by Wild Boar, amazingly not shy to the presence of vehicle.
25/04/14 06:40 AMSagon VanPair of White Eyed Buzzards sighted together
07:45 AMMulkunda meadowSingle spotted Deer alarm looking down at a dip, while nearby Spotted Deer, Sambar and Wild Boar not too bothered
09:45 AMNear Sukur PenCrested Hawk Eagle mobbed by 3 Black Drongos.
03:30 PMNala near Sukur PenWild Boar seen taking shade under an Arjun tree after wallowing
26/04/14 05:55 AMOn Jamtara main roadPug Marks of Tigress
06:20 AMNear cheria camp on the dry Pench riverCalls of Stork Billed Kingfisher, a pair sighted together
06:30 AMRoad coming in from Tikari to Cheria Maidaan camp across the Pench riverFresh Pug Marks of Tigress having walked towards Mahadev Ghat
08:30 AMOn Aliktta meadow near to the roadMonitor Lizard observed being mobbed by a pair of Green Bee Eaters.
27/04/14 04:10 PMAt Mulkunda WaterholeSambar feeding on water vegetation
05:50 PMNear Bison CampRepeated Alarm Calls of Spotted Deer
06:10 PMJhandi Matta Sagon Van roadWild Boar Scavenging on the remains of a Monitor Lizard
06:28 PM200m from the Karmajhiri gate towards main routeTigress sighted hidden in Lantana, uneasy and agitated to close proximity of jeep, making space to lie down another 100 metres away on the fire line
28/04/14 06:10 AMImli Marg RoadOdour of an Old Kill, sharp alarm calls to the left of Spotted Deer
06:12 AMForest Between Imli Marg and Gumtara RoadSharp alarm calls of Spotted Deer and Langurs, repeated for a good 5 min
08:20 AMCheria Maidaan near campPair of Indian Rollers with the male doing a rolling display
08:50 AMMeadow behind Alikatta campGreen Bee Eater nesting hole near banks of the receding waterhole. Also, single White Rumped Vulture sighted on a dead branch
09:45 AMAt Mulkunda WaterholeMixed herd of Sambar Wild Boar and Langurs drinking, grazing, Wallowing and feeding.
11:00 AMUnder the Banyan tree in the lodgeTroop of Langurs taking shelter from the heat under the shade of the tree, Garden Lizard and Peninsular Rock Agama once again seen in close proximity to each other, Garden Lizard hunts a bug, partly coloration for breeding seen.
08:15 PMAt the LodgeDomino Beetle sighted
10:00 PMOutside the parking of the LodgeA Ferrell Cat similar to Rusty Spotted Cat sighted
10:15 PMAt the Diversion of Tikari road from Kumbpani road in BufferA sub adult Jungle Cat Sighted
29/04/14 07:00 AMKuliya Tongi in BufferOld Bear Scats, Chital and Nilgai spotted near by
07:10 AMAhead from Kuliya Tongi and towards Kumbhpani roadFresh Bear scats with signs of Tendu fruit
09:15 PMAmongst Trees near Tent No 6Familiar sounds of Palm Civets quarrelling
Across the nalla near Tent 4A Pair of Palm Civets sighted
01/05/14 05:30 AMImli MargFresh kill and half eaten of Spotted Deer, Alarm calls of Langur inside forests towards main road.
06:30 AMRoad continuing from Imli Marg to GolpahariAdult male and young male Nilgai spotted together
07:20 AMCheria Maidaan tirahaLarge Monitor Lizard spotted using the hollow base of Mahua tree as a hide
02/05/14 07:15 AMUnder the banyan tree inside the propertyMixed flock of birds, that includes tickle’s blue flycatcher, common iora, purple sunbird, magpie robin to name a few.
07:20 AMBetween dining area and Tent path to Tent 4 indie Lodge areaIndian Grey Mongoose sighted, extremely shy.

Naturalist Observation Chart 2014-15

Date and TimePlaceOccurrence
16/10/14 07:15 AMCheria Meadows3 Shikras sighted near to each other, and a little away a single White Eye Buzzard.
09:15 AMMain road near to Jamtara gateSingle Ruddy mongoose, sighted feeding on insects.
03:30 PMAt Mulkunda waterholeCongregation of herbivores: Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Rhesus Macaque and Common Langurs. Sambar observed feeding on the weeds in th water.
17/10/14 03:45 PMBuffer beyond KumbhpaniBesra sighted drinking water at a small mud pool. Jungle Babblers alarming
18/10/14 03:45 PMat Cheria MaidaanShikra sighted, Spotted Deer alert to passing Jackals.
19/10/14 06:20 AMOn main roadPack of 3 Wild Dogs sighted, playing and bonding, female observed with developed teats and pregnant.
06:45 AMRoad from Manora Camp to Jhandi Matta tirahaFresh Pug marks of Male Tiger having walked on the road.
08:30 AMAt Alikatta meadowsHoney Buzzard and a good six White Rumped Vultures seen soaring.
20/11/14 06:15 AMAt junction of Khursal Ghat and main roadHerd of about a dozen Gaur, females, 3 young ones and juveniles sighted.
06:30 AMOn main roadPack of 3 Wild Dogs sighted
06:45 AMOn main road near to Jhandi matta road tirahaSingle Male Gaur sighted, also Common and White Throated Kingsisher sighted side by side, Crested Hawk Eagle sighted lovrelloking the water and calling.
07:45 AMAt Kullu tekStrong alarm calls of Common Langurs, Male Leopard sighted, rolling over in grass with full bellye, dropping scat on grassy patch, seen obsreved rubbing with hind paws, before dissappearing into the forests towards Jhandi Matta.
04:20 PMAt bijumatta waterhole3 adult male Nilgai sighted together.
09:00 PMAt buffer forests between Jamtara and Kumbhpani on main roadSingle Palm Civet sighted wary of Jeep presence.
21/10/14 06:45 AMRoad between Manora Camp and Jhandi matta tirahaMale tiger pug marks having walked on road and scat found as well
07:40 AMJhandi MattaAlarm calls of Parakeets and Jungle Babblers, Brown Wood Owl sighted.
08:45 AMAt Alikatta MeadowsAbout a dozen Vultures seen soaring, Black Necked Stork sighted as well.
04:30 PMAt pyorthadiStrong Alarm Calls of multiple spotted deer followed by peacocks for around 15 minutes
05:45 PMAt kali pahari tirahaYoung Male Tiger sighted
22/10/14 06:20 AMOn main roadGaur Herd sighted, seen browsing on lantana.
08:30 AMAt Juniwaani waterholeCrested Serpent Eagle sighted seen in hunting mode, looking on to the ground near the water’s edge.
23/10/14 08:40 AMAt Alikatta MeadowsParakeets 4 in total alarming at a tree hole, Monitor Lizard sighted looking out of the tree hole.
10:40 AMOn main roadPack of 3 Wild Dogs sighted resting in shade atop rocks.
24/10/14 08:50 AMOn the road between Kaali pahari tiraha to Bijumatta Jamunaal tirahaPack of 2 Wild Dogs curious to the presence of a Big Cat in the lantana bushes before moving on, Langurs continous alarms, Male Leopard sighted.
03:50 PMnear Mulkunda waterhole moving towards firelineFamily of 5 Jackals sighted
25/10/14 02:45 PMNear to Manora CampRacquet Tailed Drongo sighted, observed mimicking the call of Crested Hawk Eagle.
03:50 PMAt Boda NaalaPack of 12 Wild Dogs sighted on the move with full bellies
27/10/14 06:50 AMat Jhandi mattaTiger pug marks on the road
07:30 AMpyorthadiStrong alarm calls of Langur and Spotted Deer, Male Leopard sighted moving between rocks
07:45 AMRoad towards Baage naala from JoramunaraTigress observed with kill of Young Sambar, sighted feeding on it , before dragging the carcass into deeper forests.
09:30 PMFrom atop machaan of campBrown Fish Owl sighted.
28/10/14 07:00 AMBaas NaalaHerd of around dozen Gaur sighted, some seen browsing on bamboo
10:00 AMOn main road3 Wild Dog pack sighted.
09:30 PMBuffer forests between Jamtara and KumbhpaaniIndian Eagle Owl sighted.
09:45 PMBuffer forests beyond KumbhpaaniMottled Wood Owl sighted
02/11/14 03:30 PMCheria CampPug marks of male tiger down at the river. 3 Jackals sighted on the other side of the river.
04:45 PMRoad between Cheria Maidaan and Mahadev GhatPair of Wild Dogs sighted
03/11/14 06:20 AMFire line next to Karmajhiri gateSambar Male sighted observed taking scent of females, pursuing two of them, marking the start of rut.
06:30 AMOn main road near to Khursal ghat junctionPack of 3 Wild Dogs, Alpha male, female and a juvenile sighted playing and bonding with each other before moving on.
07:45 AMAt Alikatta meadowRhesus Macaque male seen intimidating single Jackal, here the canid is seen avoiding the primate and moving on.
03:15 PMAt baas naalaHerd of Gaur sighted with females and young ones.
03:30 PMAt Joramunara roadJungle Babblers sighted alarming to the presence of a pair of Ruddy Mongoose.
04:15 PMAt Juniwaani waterholeParadise Flycatcher sighted, Single Male Sambar comes to drink while continuous alarming is heard inside the forests of langurs.
04/11/14 08:30 AMAt Juniwaani waterholeCrested Serpent Eagle and single Indian Vulture sighted next to each other atop dead branches.
09:45 AMRoad from Juniwani to Bijumatta, near pyothariTigress sighted crossing the road, peacock alarms gather as she disappears into the forests.
04:00 PMMulkunda WaterholeSpotted Deer female looks on wary to the presence of a pair of Jackals
04:45 PMBaas naalaGaur herd sighted with young ones, juveniles, and females, and a single male Gaur pursuing two females, rutting call by the bull.
05:20 PMAt Bison CampLeopard sighted with kill of Langur in its mouth.
05/11/14 06:35 AMForests near Bison CampContinuous alarm of Spotted Deer, Leopardess sighted taking down Male stag, let’s go due to distraction of Jeeps, Stag takes a while before making a run for it. Settles down in the distance, hurt in the hind leg.
09:30 AMNear to Kullu Tek road towards Sita GhatCollared Tigress and Cubs sighted feeding on Sambar carcass, Jackal looks on from nearby. Collared Tigress settles down after a full belly atop a rock.
04:30 PMAt Juniwaani waterholeParadise Flycatcher sighted, Peacock alarming to the presence of Crested Serpent Eagle.
04:50 PMAt Bijumatta WaterholeSingle Male Gaur Bull in rutting, calling, showing strength by pushing down a tree with head butts.
06/11/14 06:30 AMNear to Kullu Tek road towards Sita GhatCollared Tigress sighted with her 3 sub adult cubs, full bellies.
07:00 AMAt Meadow behind AlikattaFirst winter migrant Duck Sighted, a single Ruddy Shel duck.
08:30 AMAt Meadow behind AlikattaCrested Hawk Eagle calling from a distance, a pair of Grey Headed Fish eagle sighted together atop a branch, gathering twigs, hence marking the start of their breeding.
04:45 PMOn main road near to 25 no.Bage Naala Female sighted on the road with her sub adult cubs.
07/11/14 08:20 AMRoad from Pyorthadi to Chidimatta CampChindimatta Female sighted with 3 Sub Adult cubs atop a rock.
09:20 AMAt Kullu TekCollared Tigress 3 Sub Adult Cubs sighted together, playing and mock fighting before moving on to the forests of Bison Camp while roaring, later stalking and Pursuing herd of Gaur who make a run and herd up together.
04:20 PMNear Bijumatta waterholeGaur Herd sighted with male Bull in rutt
04:45 PMNear to Alikatta firelineFamily of 3 Jackals sighted, Nilgai wary of their presence.
08/11/14 06:30 AMfrom Kullu tek to Bison Camp forestsPug marks of Collared Tigress Sub Adult Cubs observed.
06:50 AMSagon VanKarma Male tiger sighted, scent marking and roaring before moving on to dense forests towards Mulkunda Fireline
08:30 AMAlikatta MeadowsGrassland birds sighted near to each other, Zitting Cisticola, Stonechats, Bushcats, Rollers, and Bee Eaters. Black Necked Stork sighted soaring. Shikra calling atop a branch with drongos trying to mob it.
04:30 PMAt Juniwaani waterholeCrested Serpent Eagle sighted, with continuous alarming from Parakeets, and White Browed Fan tail Flycatcher Shrike seen trying to mob the bird of prey from close quarters. A Jackal drinks while on high alert all the time.
05:15 PMWhile on return from main roadFirst time rutting call heard this season of male spotted deer in the distance.
09/11/14 06:35 AMPark boundary near to Gumtara entry3 ferrel dogs sighted, langurs alarming to their presence.
07:00 AMTiraha near to Mahadev GhatPair of Wild Dogs sighted on the move, dropping scat at the junction of roads.
17/11/14 07:45 AMAali Jhora naalaJuvenile Crested Hawk Eagle Calling
08:00 AMJoramunra Road near to Jhandi Matta tirahaSpotted Deer herd alert with presence of a pair of Jackals
03:30 PMJoramunara road.Indian Rock Python sighted camouflaged among leaves and branches on ground floor, shy to jeep presence, very near to spotted deer herd.
04:00 PMNear to Sagon Van Mulkunda tirahaFresh scat from the afternoon of Tiger on the road.
05:10 PMAt naala near to Bison CampRuddy Mongoose seen digging up on a stream bed, Jungle Babblers alarming and trying to mob away the animal.
18/11/14 08:30 AMNear to Mulkunda WaterholeJackal seen feeding on an old kill, part of spotted Deer leg.
11:00 AMNear to camp parking areaSingle Eurasian Sparrow hawk sighted soaring.
03:15 PMNear to Jamatara gate to near bakori CampPack of 4 Wild Dogs sighted bonding, with the youngest one, with slight scar on the rump, before moving on to the buffer area.
03:45 PMOn the road Near to Bakori campAdult Male Tiger on the move, seen scent marking, un bothered by close proximity of Jeep, last seen moving towards Main road area. Nilgai seen alarming to the presence of the tiger.
04:15 PMSighted on Gol Pahari Meadow near to Mahadev Ghat3 Grey Headed Fish Eagle, calling as in in breeding, with two in quarrel.
19/11/14 06:45 AMRoad junction between Tikari, Sukur Bend, and Pench River crossingLarge herd of Gaur, 3 young ones, females, and 2 adult males seen browsing
07:15 AMSukur BendYoung new born spotted deer fawn sighted hiding in the tall grass, before moving on with mother deer.
04:30 PMForests behind camp MachaanFresh Pug marks of Male Tiger on stream bed. Old pug marks of Leopardess on stream bed.
20/11/14 09:30 AMOn main road from Cheria MaidaanPair of Wild Dogs sighted on the move
21/11/14 06:45 AMNear to Bakori CampHerd of Gaur sighted Browsing with four young ones
08:45 AMOn road from Mahadev Ghat to cheria MaidaanPair of Wild Dogs sighted, seen dropping on the road before moving on.
04:15 PMAt Gol Pahari MeadowsLarge herd of Spotted Deer observed, of around 100 and above, males seen trying to gather round their own harem, Nilgai herd of females and young ones of about 7 sighted along with the Chital herd. Osprey sighted in the distance, overlooking the river, atop a dry branch near to a few Wolly Necked Stork.
22/11/14 03:45 PMNaala near to Bakori campSingle black stork sighted, Nilgai female seen with two very young offsprings.
04:30 PMRoad from Mahadev Ghat leading towards Cheria MaidaanPair of Wild Dogs sighted, dropping scat on road before moving on.
23/11/14 07:00 AMOn Main Road near to Bison CampCollared Tigress with 2 out of her 3 sub adult cubs sighted, preparing for hunt, Mock fighting and playing before stalking Wild Boar
07:30 AMNear to Manora CampMale Tiger pug marks on the road
07:45 AMBaas NaalaFresh Pug marks of female tiger, with alarm calls nearby
03:00 PMInside forests of Bison Camp near to naalaSingle Sub Adult cub of Collared Tigress sighted resting on rock, before moving into deeper forests, alarm calls by Nilgai, Sambar and Langurs when Tiger on move.
24/11/14 08:00 AMnear to Bijumatta Jamunaala TirahaCollared Tigress sighted
08:45 AMBetween Kali Pahari Tiraha and alikatta lantana forestsCollared Tigress sighted moving, and being harassed by single Jackal.
04:15 PMNear to Kali Pahari Tiraha,Collared Tigress’es 2 Sub Adults cubs sighted playing and moving towards Alikatta meadow
04:45 PMKali Pahari Tiraha to 25 no main roadMale Tiger walking on the road, depositing scat on the road before disappearing into the bushes.
25/11/14 06:30 AMOn main road near to joramunara tirahaOrange Headed Thrush sighted
07:00 AMNear to Bison CampSingle Jackal with a kill in its mouth that of Southern Coucal.
07:45 PMNear to Bijumatta Jamunaala tirahaSingle Male Gaur sighted
08:45 AMAt PiyorthadiContinuous alarm call of numerous peacocks, single Jackal seen alert.
04:30 PMFrom Mahadev GhatWater Birds sighted: a juvenile Grey Heron, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Open Billed Stork, Ruddy Shel duck, Spt Bill Ducks, and Wolly Necked Stork.
26/11/14 07:40 AMOn main road4 Adult Male Sambars sighted together, and a pair of Malabar Pied Hornbills.
08:30 AMAt Gol Pahari Meadows4 Red Naped Ibis sighted together, Soft Shell turtle dead specimen seen caught at a fishing net stranded from the receding waters
27/11/14 07:45 AMBetween Joramunara to Boda naala CampFresh Pug marks of Tigress walking on the road
08:40 AMRoad towards Baage Naala from Joramunara CampBaage Naala Tigress sighted crossing the road.
03: 15 PMOn main roadRacquet tail Drongo seen mimicking call of Shikra
28/11/14 09:15 AMNear to Joramunara campPair of Wild Dogs sighted
03:45 PMRoad from Gumtara to Gol PahariSounder of 17 Wild Boars, Females, Males and Piglets sighted together
04:15 PMFrom Mahadev Ghat, on opposite bank of Pench RiverPair of Indian Jungle Crows seen trying to pinch fish recently caught by a single Grey Headed Fish Eagle
29/11/14 10:20 AMMain Road opposite hill near Kullu TekSingle Male Wild Boar scavenging on spotted deer carcass
02:50 PMMain Road opposite hill near Kullu TekLeopard sighted at spotted deer carcass
03:20 PMNear fire line next to Kamajhiri gate2 Wild Dogs sighted, playing and re bonding, Alpha male and a sub adult
01/12/14 03:30 PMMulkunda waterholeInteraction of Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque, Macaque standing up to Langur intimidation.
03:50 PMJuniwani WaterholeTiger sighted on the move.
20/02/15 03:15 PMSingle Ferrel Dog sighted hunting down fawn of Axis Deer, mother Deer sighted trying to do a zig zag run to come between Dog and Fawn.Imli Marg road
04:30 PMMultiple Axis Deer Male rutting, seen more active after the rainsGol Pahaari Meadows
21/02/15 06:45 AMPair of Sloth Bear sighted togetherChital Pahaari Road
22/02/15 07:30 AMSounder of Wild Boars sighted digging and feeding on the soft roots after the rainsGol Pahaari Meadows
08:00 AMIndian and White Rump Vultures sighted on the same branchGol Pahaari Meadows
05:45 PMYoung Male Tiger sightedImli Maarg Road
23/02/15 07:30 AMSingle Male Wild Boar sighted injured from a predator attack and bleeding, but unbothered and seen digging into the soft roots.Murram Gadda
08:20 AMSharp alarm calls of Langurs and Axis Deer followed by Leopard sawing call in the distanceBison Camp-Sagon Van forests.
09:00 AMSingle Wild Dog sighted resting on a rockSagon Van Joramunara road
09:30 AMSharp alarm calls of Langur and Spotted DeerJoramunara Tiraha
04:45 PMMale Leopard sighted and on the move, alarm calls of spotted Deer, Langur and SambarBaage Naala purana talaab
05:30 PMSingle Wild Dog on the move, Axis Deer maintaining distance and running off keeping a distanceMulkunda
06:00 PMCollarwaali sighted on the move, scent marking before settling downSagon Van Tiraha
24/02/15 09:00 AMReported sightings of 2 Male Tigers side by side and on the move.Bijumatta talaab
04:45 PMLangri Tigress and single Sub sighted, and observed continuously calling out to the missing cubsPyorthadi
25/02/15 09:45 PMSawing call of Leopard followed by sharp alarm calls of Sambar, Axis Deer and LangursStream bed bordering tents no 2 and 3, near to the camp.
26/02/15 06:00 PMCoalition of 3 Brother Tigers sightedSita Ghat
09:30 PMSingle Sloth Bear sighted, Almost a dozen Gaur sighted grazing and browsing together.Buffer forests between Kumbpaani and Halaal Kala,
27/02/15 08:30 AMCollarwaali Tigress sightedSeen on the move from Sita Ghat to Gulu Tek tiraha
28/02/15 04:30 PMWild Dog pack of 4 adults and 3 pups sighted, juvenile Wild Dog seen playing with its younger sibling, one of the pups, while another seen feeding on an old killForests near to 1 no. Dyke
01/03/15 06:40 AMSingle Sloth Bear sightedImli Maarg
02/03/15 08:30 AMCollared Tigress sighted feeding on a Sambar kill while resting in intervalsSagon Van forests
06/03/15 05:30 PMPied Kingfisher seen hunting, and feeding juvenile in mid air, Bird of Prey sighted on a perch( closest possible of a Greater Indian spotted Eagle), constant alarm calls of Spotted Deer and Langurs, Crested Serpent Eagle pair sightedKumbpaani Lake
06:15 PMMultiple Fruit Eating Bats seen socialising persched up side down on a tree.Kumbpaani village
06:30 PMSharp alarm calls of Spotted Deer and Langurs.Buffer forests between Kumbpaani and Jamtara
07/03/15 07:00 AMSingle Alpha Male Wild Dog sighted and seen smelling pug mark of Tiger, leading his pack away from direction of Tiger movement and on for a hunt, along with 4 adult dogs and 4 pups of the packSita Ghat Rayakassa tiraha
07:45 AMOne of the 3 Brother Tigers sightedOn the Sita Ghat Road
08/03/15 05:45 PMCoalition of 3 brother Tigers sightedKaali Maati lantana jungle
06:20 PMYoung Male Tiger sighted, while roaring of another Tiger is heard in the opposite direction.Main Road baas jungle
12/03/15 06:30 AMSingle Wild Dog sighted and on the move, pair of Jackals see alert on the sight of the Wild DogCheria Maidaan
09:45 AMGaur mother sighted with twin calvesImli Maarg main road
05:30 PMSingle Wild Dog seen trying to separate young Sambar fawn from Mother and juvenile Sambar, Male Blue Bull unbothered by Wild Dog passing byAlikata Doob
06:15 PMWild Dog pack of Alpha male, female and 2 pups sighted.Main road, Chital pahaari road tiraha
13/03/15 06:20 PMGaur observed alert while Axis Deer and Langurs heard alarming constantly.Crossing near to Jamtara entrance
14/03/15 09:15 AMBaage Naala Tigress and Sub Adult Cubs sighted resting in the lantana bushes with full belliesBaage Naala Main road
15/03/15 05:45 PMSingle Langur seen stranded atop rocks on the meadows with 3 Jackals surrounding the prey, before making the kill when the primate tried to escapeMahadev Ghat meadows
10:30 PMContinuous roaring of TigerJust outside the camp, in the direction of the fields.
16/03/15 04:30 PMOne of the 3 Brother coalition Tigers sighted sleeping in the lantana cover with a full belly.Kaali Maati
17/03/15 07:15 AMPug Marks of Tiger having walked the road before tracks seem to disappear towards Chital Pahaari Forests.Cheria Meadow Mahadev Ghat road
07:30 AMPair of Wild Dogs sightedGumtara Mahadev Ghat Road
08:30 AMCollared Tigress sighted having walked from Bison Camp towards 7 no and Sagon Van tirahaGullu Tek tiraha
08:45 AMRhesus Macaque sighted giving birth to a new borne.Bison Camp Sagon Van tiraha Road
04:30 PMStrong alarm calls of Langur and spotted DeerJhandi Matta road
05:15 PMSingle Brother Tiger sighted amongst the 3 Brother Coalition with full belly sleepingMurram Gadda
18/03/15 08:45 AMPair of Indian Rollers sighted attacking a snake hidden amongst the Mexican Poppy.Gol Pahaari Meadows
05:30 PMHoney Buzzard sighted, tracks of Leopard on the dry stream bed, signs of an Indian Roller having being devoured by a Bird of prey discovered.Buffer Forests between Camp and Kumbpaani
19/03/15 04:00 PMReporting of 3 Brother Coalition having hunted down and feeding on a Blue Bull( Nilgai )Rayakassa
20/03/15 07:00 AMAlarm calls of Spotted Deer and LangursRayakassa
08:00 AMBrahminy Starlings and Pale Billed Flower sighted taking nectar from Palaash flowersGol Pahaari Meadows
22/03/15 05:00 PMTracks of Gaur, Sambar sighted along with a pair of Honey Buzzards.Buffer Forests between Camp and Tikari Kumbhpaani road
23/03/15 06:20 AMYoung Male Tiger SightedImli Marg Naala
06:45 AMSingle Sloth Bear sighted moving into the lantanaImli Marg and Chital Pahaari road crossing
07:00 AMRoaring of Single Tiger heardInside forests between Mahadev Ghat and Cheria Ghat caves
07:45 AMSingle Male Wild Dog sightedMain road Jhandi Matta tiraha
24/03/15 08:30 AMSingle Male Wild Dog sighted and on the moveGadsekhia Tiraha
08:40 AMMale Tiger sighted, showing shy behaviour and on the move towards Doob areaGadsekhia Tiraha
04:00 PMSingle Jackal sighted successfully hunting down an Axis Deer fawn, using the murky waters to prevent the prey from running, mother Deer seen initially trying to come between Jackal and fawn.Juniwaani waterhole
05:00 PMLangri Tigress sighted making her way to the waterhole, Sambar Deer herd at the water’s edge alarming but staying put at the water’s edge.Bijumatta waterhole
05:45 PMCollarwaali Tigress sighted on the move from Murram gadda to Mahadev Ghat meadowsView from Mahadev Ghat
25/03/15 07:00 AMJackal moving between Wild Boar and Spotted Deer, Crested Hawk Eagle Juvenile sighted overlooking the watersAlikatta Doob
07:20 AMCoalition of 3 Brother Tigers sighted playing with one another before moving into the lantana using it as cover to stalk prey, one brother moving on to the other side while two other sticking together, followed by Langur alarm calls7 No. Lantana and Sagon Van Joramunara tiraha
09:00 AMSingle Fresh Water Turtle sighted, Indian Pond heron Sighted with a Dragonfly in its beak using it as bait to attract fish.Juniwaani Waterhole
26/03/15 07:40 AMCommon Langurs observed feeding on the palaash flower.Near to Baag Deov Tiraha
08:30 AMHerd of Gaur, Nilgai, Sambar, and axis deer seen observed browsing and grazing together.Sapaat area on the Jaamunaala Chindimata road.
05:20 PMCrested Hawk Eagle sighted, alarms from Jungle BabblersBuffer forests between Jamtara and Kumbhpaani
27/03/15 04:45 PMWild Dog pack of 3 adults and 1 Pup sighted cooling off at the saucer near to camp.Forests between Tikari and Karmajhiri.
05:00 PMAlarm calls by Axis Deer and Langur MonkeyNaala inside Forests between Tikari and Karmajhiri
05:10 PMFerrel Dog pack of 3 seen pursuing Axis DeerForests between Tikari and Karmajhiri


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