Blessed with an incredible diversity of birds, environments and cultures India offers an intense spectrum of avian riches to prospective birders. With more than 1300 species recorded in India, forty two are endemic, and almost righty are globally threatened. India hosts some 12.5% of the world's birds and nearly half of those of oriental region. A serious birdwatcher will not have a respite of few minutes while outdoors, any tree he looks at, the street light wires and poles, in the fields while driving on highways, near rivers, drains, and settlements while journeying in a train, everywhere you see birds of different sizes, colors, and calls. Simultaneously we have sites, and sanctuaries for the amateur bird watchers to convert them into serious bird watchers. Places like Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, can even get a novice interested in birds. Variety to choose from can be spoiling, from HImalayan region, to dessert, to marshes, to swamps, riverine, and woodland birds, the list is endless.