We at Trikon take you to Chipun in Kokan which is one of the most peaceful and alluring places in Kokan. Our main purpose to visit Chiplun in kokan is to witness a pulchritudinous bird which is a stunning little bird, with bright colours like yellow, red and bluish-black plumage. This unique bird is known as The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is also known as Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher. Just 14 cm in size, the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher famously known as “ODK” among bird watchers. Due to its small body size, this bright coloured bird is also called ‘Jewel of the forest.’ It has elegant colourful feathers like Magenta pink, Neon Blue, Red, yellow, purple and white. The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher nests near small forest streams at foothills of forest edge. The nest is a very interesting process to watch. The nest is constructed in a mud mount of banks of the forest streams. ODK feeds on many species of small vertebrates, including forest skink, crabs, tadpoles and insects.
Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher is a species of bird belonging to the alcedinidae family. These species is a widespread resident of lowland forest, endemic across much of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. These birds feed themselves on aquatic animals and hence sources of water are very important to Black-backed Kingfisher. The monsoon season is the main breeding season for the Three-toed Kingfisher and hence we at Trikon call you for a birding tour in Chiplun during this monsoon season.
Batch 1 : 14th - 15th August 2019
Batch 2 : 24th - 25th August 2019
05:30 am – Reach Chiplun and travel towards hotel
11:30 am – Check in and freshen up at Dormitory / Home Stay. Break Fast
12:00 pm – Lunch and Rest for some time.
02:00 pm – Post Lunch ODKF Sightseeing & photo session.
06:30 pm – Hot Tea and some rest.
07:00 pm –Jungle trail and Reptile herping in Chiplun Forest.
08:00 pm - Dinner
05.00 am – Wake Up call.
07:30 am – Tea and Breakfast.
08.00 am – ODKF Sighting and birding at Camp site.
09:30 am – Jungle Trail walk for ODKF, Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds.
11:00 am – Lunch.
12:00 pm – Return journey towards Mumbai.
07:00 pm – Reach Mumbai.
What is included in the tour
- Traveling from Chiplun to Chiplun
- Day 1 Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner & Day 2 Breakfast , Lunch
- Sharing Non AC Dormitory
- Entry Charges
- Photography Tips throughout the Tour
- Guide & Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Traveling Till Chiplun
- 5% GST
- Anything which is not mentioned above.
- Numerous exotic species of Reptiles (Crocodiles, Snakes, Lizards, Chameleon, geckos)
- Amphibians (caecilians, frogs & toads)
- Insects (Butterflies, moths, beetles, bugs and lots more)