Birdwatching in Surat – June 2020


What kind of birds can we see in Surat?

Monsoon season – June till September

Common birds spotted during the year

  • Sparrow
  • Crow
  • Pigeon
  • Common Myna
  • Blackbird
  • Koel
  • Bulbul
  • Coucal
  • Spotted Dove
  • Green bee eater Bird
  • House Finch

Commonly seen in Monsoon

  • Pond Heron
  • Cattle egret
  • Lapwing
  • Fantail
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Green Sunbird

Special birds in Monsoon

  • Water hen
  • Cormorant
  • Little Egret
  • Black-headed Ibis
  • Kingfisher

Water Hen, Lapwing and Ibis are seen to have breeding during the monsoon season. They select their spot for nesting before hand. They stay for few months raising their offspring and feeding them.

Some birds like Flamingoes and Seagulls come to particular spots like near Tapi River and are not seen around the city. Some large cranes are also seen near Magdalla in the mudlands of Tapi river.

Share the birds you see in your vicinity. If you are aware of other birds in Surat, write about them in the comment section below. To have rich experience of bird watching invest in good binoculars.

Published by Bhanu

Creator @ Surat Diaries. Interested in Education, Environment & Healthcare. Spends time looking at the sky, birds and nature. Writes about Life, Philosophy, Relationships, Career and Wellbeing.

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