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Sanctuary Asia's Wild Maharashtra

SPECIAL MENTION, JAYESH JOSHI

The critically-endangered Forest Owlet, once considered extinct, is seen here with a Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, an endemic bird found only in the Indian subcontinent. The loss of forest cover in the plains has now largely confined this endemic bird to sub-optimal habitats. The potential of birds to attract sensitive visitors is immense. By some estimates birdwatchers outnumber tiger-watchers many times over.
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