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FAQ'S FOR BIRDING TOURS
Q. What are the specialty of these birding tours?

We are focused on the endemics in each region and we have a great many highly qualified tour guides who have vast field knowledge in each area.
 
Q. When should I plan the  Birding Trip ?

The best time for birding in Kerala is from October to April. The duration of your tour can be as long as you like but we would recommend a two week itinerary. Kerala.

Q. Do you have any Fixed Departures?

No, all our tours are tailor-made.

Q. Which airport should  I plan to arrive ?

Kerala has three international airports – Kochi, Trivandrum & Calicut. Most of our itineraries start and end at Kochi. 

Q. How good are the roads during the birding trip ?

The birding areas are  well connected by extensive road networks and most of the roads are in fairly good condition. However, there are bad patches while going off road for birding.

Q. What are the various modes / options for birding tours?

The safari options vary from Jeeps, boats, walks and sometimes on elephants. We arrange for permissions and conduct of these safaris.

Q. How can I book tour?

Send us an e-mail and we will take it up from there.

Q. What is the minimum and maximum number to operate a tour?

The minimum is 2 and the maximum is 16 for any group.

Q. Do you arrange for hotel bookings transfers?

We do hotel bookings and transfers

Q. What about flights?

We arrange internal flights.

Q. Do you provide Scopes & Binoculars

Sorry,  we do not.

Q. How do I pay?

You can pay through a bank transfer, a cheque or through an online Credit Card transaction.

Q. How far in advance do I to book a tour?

It is always better to book for all tours from October to March well in advance since these are ‘Peak Season’ months.

Q. Can you cater to the people with special dietary requirements ?

Yes we do in case we get advance notice.

Q. Do you handle to physically challenged persons?

Yes we can if you inform us well in advance about the specific disability.

Q. Which field guide should I buy?

You could buy any of the following:

  • Birds of Southern India (Helm Field Guides) (Paperback)
    by Richard Grimmett (Author), Tim Inskipp (Author)
  • A Birdwatchers' Guide to India (Prion Birdwatchers' Guide) by Krys Kazmierczak
  • Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide, Pamela C. Rasmussen and John C. Anderton.
    Published by Lynx Edicions, 2005. Two volumes.  



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Kalypso Adventures
G 340, Panampilly Nagar
Kochi - 682036, Kerala-India
Tel: +91-484-2092280, 4012700
Mobile: +91-94470-31032
Fax: +91-484-2312627
E-Mail: info@birdskerala.com

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