Enam Ul Haque

River Lapwings visit Dhaka

While Purbachal is a fancy name of a pummelled river-bed and uprooted Sal forest, all to extend the suburb for the capital’s burgeoning population, birds do not find the place unattractive because it is mostly uninhabited, unkempt and rather quiet, at least, for the time bein

4y ago

The city's 'first' shade of purple

For the first time in a generation, a rare Purple Heron was spotted near a lake in the capital. These birds of Bangladesh are seen only occasionally in the reed beds of large fresh-water lakes called haors.

5y ago

The Woolyneck comes home

At the beginning of the 20th century, the globally vulnerable Asian-Woolynecked stork had begun disappearing from East Bengal, now Bangladesh, after which the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh termed this species of stork “a former visitor of Bangladesh”.

5y ago

Nature Quest: The return of Grey Francolin

We couldn't believe our eyes when from amidst the green grass, a yellow bird, somewhat like a chicken, ran into the reeds of char Majardiyar near Rajshahi city.

5y ago

Nature Quest: Padma banks painted red

A large flock of very rare and colourful birds has brightened the banks of Padma river near Rajshahi City recently. The birds called Painted Stork thronged the shallows and shoals before the birdwatchers and photographers of the city.

6y ago

Nature Quest: We adore thee, Pelican

We may thankfully sing the old Christian hymn “Humbly we adore thee, pelican” now that a Spot-billed Pelican is visiting Bangladesh

6y ago

Indo-Chinese Roller: Tale of a 'new bird'

Bangladesh now boasts a new bird and even more fortunately, it is often seen in Dhaka city. The bird is not a new arrival but has

6y ago

Nature Quest: First flamingo in Bangladesh

A hunting party found a flock of five large birds feeding at the braided Jamuna river towards the end of December last year. For years

7y ago
September 6, 2019
September 6, 2019

River Lapwings visit Dhaka

While Purbachal is a fancy name of a pummelled river-bed and uprooted Sal forest, all to extend the suburb for the capital’s burgeoning population, birds do not find the place unattractive because it is mostly uninhabited, unkempt and rather quiet, at least, for the time bein

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

The city's 'first' shade of purple

For the first time in a generation, a rare Purple Heron was spotted near a lake in the capital. These birds of Bangladesh are seen only occasionally in the reed beds of large fresh-water lakes called haors.

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

The Woolyneck comes home

At the beginning of the 20th century, the globally vulnerable Asian-Woolynecked stork had begun disappearing from East Bengal, now Bangladesh, after which the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh termed this species of stork “a former visitor of Bangladesh”.

July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

Nature Quest: The return of Grey Francolin

We couldn't believe our eyes when from amidst the green grass, a yellow bird, somewhat like a chicken, ran into the reeds of char Majardiyar near Rajshahi city.

February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Nature Quest: Padma banks painted red

A large flock of very rare and colourful birds has brightened the banks of Padma river near Rajshahi City recently. The birds called Painted Stork thronged the shallows and shoals before the birdwatchers and photographers of the city.

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

Nature Quest: We adore thee, Pelican

We may thankfully sing the old Christian hymn “Humbly we adore thee, pelican” now that a Spot-billed Pelican is visiting Bangladesh

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

Indo-Chinese Roller: Tale of a 'new bird'

Bangladesh now boasts a new bird and even more fortunately, it is often seen in Dhaka city. The bird is not a new arrival but has

May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017

Nature Quest: First flamingo in Bangladesh

A hunting party found a flock of five large birds feeding at the braided Jamuna river towards the end of December last year. For years

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

Nature Quest: Rare bird seen in Rajshahi

An elusive bird of the rock is now a confirmed resident of Rajshahi. And the name of the bird is “White-tailed Stonechat”.

September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016

Nature Quest: Save nesting grounds for birds

A few pieces of wasteland that happen to be the breeding grounds for three species of “globally threatened” birds have

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