Scavengers is a camp which is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers, budding photographers. Located 50 kms away from Bangalore is the hidden gem amidst the lush greenery and rocky hills. “The Country’s Only Vulture Sanctuary”. The region is covered in scrub forest and is home to threatened bird species such as the yellow-throated bulbul and long-billed vultures. The hill is today one of the few locations in south India where long-billed vultures nest. The region is also home to numerous sloth bears. Tigers were found in the region in the 1900s. Egyptian vultures have also been sighted here, scavenging the skies. The Long billed vulture, Egyptian vulture and Yellow-throated bulbul are critically endangered. More attention and effort is needed to protect and conserve these large winged beauties. Apart from the above mentioned endangered species of birds we can also spot Red vented bulbul, Red whiskered bulbul, Purpled rumped sunbirds, Scaly Breasted Munia, a few Indian Robins, Ashy Prinias, WT Kingfishers, Laughing Dove, Bramhiny kite, Jungle Myna, Drongo, Pond Herons, Egrets, Oriental White eye, White cheeked Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet and many more resident birds.
The registration fee is inclusive of transport, breakfast and a resource person.
h3. The Nature Book brings to you the brief description of
- The Long Billed Vulture, Egyptian Vulture and Yellow-throated bulbul Biology
- The Range and Habitat
- Threats and Conservation methods
- Bird Watching
- Field interaction and Basic Photography tips
06:00 am: Start From Bangalore. Pick up from MG Road Metro Station.
07:30 am: Reach the base camp and Self Introduction
08:00 am: Breakfast
08:30 am: Camp briefing, Introductory talk on Vultures, birds and natural vegetation.
09:00 am: Start with the Vulture/Birding trail
12:00 pm: Camp Closure and conclusion
1:30 pm: Back to Bangalore. Drop at MG Road Metro Station.
h3. Information and Instructions
- Transport – Pick up and Drop facility will be available.
- Meals and Refreshments – Simple, hygenic, Breakfast.Campers may carry their own dry-snacks as well.
- OnCamp Assistance – The camp will be guided by our resource persons. Any help needed should be communicated to them.
h3. Things to carry
- Water Bottle
- Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion as per your own need
- Personal medicines if any needed
- Insect repellents
h3. Things to Avoid
- Avoid carrying valuables
- Do not try feed the Vultures
- Do not litter and kindly adhere to the reserve’s rules
- No Alcohol, no smoking, no drugs.
- Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Carrying Binoculars could be more helpful for bird watching.
Hurry and be a part of this nature extravaganza.