Rustle in the Foliage – Birding in the Eastern Himalaya

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ISBN: 9788189602192

Embark on a heartfelt journey through the hill regions of Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, where you will discover an incredible variety of wildlife and natural beauty. Explore the Gajoldoba wetlands in Jalpaiguri, the foothills of Kurseong, the verdant oak forests of Neora valley, the alpine rhododendron groves in western Sikkim and the cold desert of Gurudongmar on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

‘A Rustle in the Foliage’ is a must-read for nature enthusiasts and travellers alike, featuring a collection of travelogues and poems that showcase over 100 different bird species, accompanied by 84 colour photographs.

Photographing birds is a challenging pursuit that requires patience, perseverance, luck, and a sense of humour. Suraj Gurung, a wildlife photographer from Sikkim, provides a unique perspective on the avian realm in this one-of-a-kind bird book.

The author takes you on a journey through the Eastern Himalayan forests of Sikkim and the adjoining hill regions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong as he treks for hours, sometimes braving rain and cold, in search of rare avian species. In addition to the birds in the wild, this book also sheds new light on common birds in familiar settings, revealing their distinct personalities.

Through essays, poems, and photographs, the author captures the essence of observing and appreciating nature in all its glory

Embark on a heartfelt journey through the hill regions of Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, where you will discover an incredible variety of wildlife and natural beauty. Explore the Gajoldoba wetlands in Jalpaiguri, the foothills of Kurseong, the verdant oak forests of Neora valley, the alpine rhododendron groves in western Sikkim and the cold desert of Gurudongmar on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

‘A Rustle in the Foliage’ is a must-read for nature enthusiasts and travellers alike, featuring a collection of travelogues and poems that showcase over 100 different bird species, accompanied by 84 colour photographs.

Photographing birds is a challenging pursuit that requires patience, perseverance, luck, and a sense of humour. Suraj Gurung, a wildlife photographer from Sikkim, provides a unique perspective on the avian realm in this one-of-a-kind bird book.

The author takes you on a journey through the Eastern Himalayan forests of Sikkim and the adjoining hill regions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong as he treks for hours, sometimes braving rain and cold, in search of rare avian species. In addition to the birds in the wild, this book also sheds new light on common birds in familiar settings, revealing their distinct personalities.

Through essays, poems, and photographs, the author captures the essence of observing and appreciating nature in all its glory

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suraj Gurung is a travel writer and wildlife photographer based in Gangtok. His works have been featured in various publications, including travel magazines, dailies and online portals, such as the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) Hornbill Specialist Group newsletter and Sahitya Post in Kathmandu.

He was among the contributors to the Outlook Traveller Getaways - “Driving Holidays Across India,” which received the National Tourism Award 2008-2009 for Excellence in Publication in English.

‘A Rustle in the Foliage’ is his first book.