Ihtisham Kabir | The Daily Star
  • Ihtisham Kabir

  • Legacy

    Some years ago, while reading the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harrari, I was struck by the author's thoughts about the effect of human beings on other species of our planet.
  • Birds of Bhutan

    The year is 2013 and Bangladesh Bird Club is hosting a group of Bhutanese birders. I accompany them on their tour of bird-rich Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj. Afterwards, I ask them about the most interesting bird they saw here. “Purple swamphen”, they reply without hesitation. Our common kalem pakhi is exciting to Bhutanese eyes.
  • Evening Walk

    As dusk settles in I am out in the park for a walk. The exercise clears my head and recharges my soul and, of course, gives me an excuse to be outdoors.
  • Strange Summer

    Winter and spring comprise our best birding season. Shatchori National Park in Habiganj is no exception to this rule, yet I am here on a summer's morning. I do not expect the avian bounty of winter, but I still hope to see a few birds. And I want to see the forest in summertime.
  • Our Biodiversity

    The physical size of Bangladesh may be small compared to other countries, but what our land lacks in size it makes up in biodiversity.