Spotless Crake & RFI Indian birds and mammals

To: Mark Carter <>
Subject: Spotless Crake & RFI Indian birds and mammals
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 08:10:05 +0800
Hi Mark,

Have just come back form Gujarat and I can recommend 

who have a lodge adjacent Gir Forest where I managed 21 Asiatic Lions and 1 

The owners are keen on wildlife experiences and can maybe offer some 
experiences that will suit a non-believer! Try them through this site too: which will give some tours. Best thing 
about using one company is you only have one company to talk to;-)

If you do decide to use them let me know as I had the pleasure of meeting the 
owner and you never know when a free samosa and unlimited pappadams will come 
in handy;-) If interested I can ask the owner for specifics on Sloth bear, etc. 
I know he has Tiger at Khana which may be substantially more 'real' than 
Ranthambore where I am told the entrance road resembles the strip at Surfers 
with new hotels!

We are hoping he will become one of the first Indian users of Wildiaries and 
see the following for first examples of Indian pages:


Please remember they are test sites up to now.

Very best


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On 08/12/2010, at 07:28 , Mark Carter wrote:

Hi Birders,
I had two Spotless Crake calling and strutting around at Ilparpa Swamp 
(nr.Alice Springs) from the roadside on Sunday at dusk. Location is on 
Wildiaries If anyone is headed that way keep an eye out 
for them and let me know how you get on.
I'm headed over to India in January so I'm wondering if anyone on this list as 
any up to date recommendations they'd like to share on the following topics:
Birding and recommended birding guides around Goa & Rajasthan.Sites to find 
Sloth Bear.Sites to find Tiger (ideally not a cheesy 'canned-sighting' trip- 
I'd prefer to hunt all day for it!).Sites to find River Dolphin.Sites to find 
Rhino.Birder-friendly accommodation.
As I'll be travelling with a non-birder, tips for destinations with other 
attractions will be especially welcome! 
Mark Carter
DesertLife: Bird Guiding, Wildlife Surveys & Consultancy in Australia's Red 
Centre T ++61 (0) 447358045

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