About

bird guide of andaman Shakti : is among the best bird guide in Andaman, Having born and brought up in the Andaman islands, Shakti was inclined towards nature and wildlife since the day his mother allowed him to watch TV. He grew up watching Discovery Channel and decided to pursue his passion. He did his post-graduation in Marine Biology and worked as a Marine Biologist for 5 years, scuba diving in the remotest island in the Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep archipelago conducting underwater surveys to study coral reef biodiversity prior to starting Tribesmen in 2018.

Having bittern by the birding bug courtesy to his friend and colleague in 2013, his passion for birding slowly grew into what he is today, a person who sleeps with one field guide next to his pillow and another under his bed . Shakti considers himself a mix of of birder and a Bird photographer. He spends hours studying and observing birds, their behavior on field as well as learning to be a better wildlife photographer and constantly improving his wildlife images. He has traveled much across the country often in his motorcycle Spotting over 750 species of Indian Birds in the process remarkable if you consider that he lives in an island far far from mainland India. 


Benefits of Andaman Birding with Shakti:

A birding trip with Shakti can ensure you tick all the birds from your Andaman wish list and if you are a bird photographer than, he will help you get the desired images and assist with camera settings. His tours are meticulously planned and his knowledge about the islands, the ecosystem and wildlife makes him a ideal bird guide to lead the Andaman Birding Tour. He is among the top ebirder¬†of the Islands with many articles published in various journals,¬† and also the Bird Count India’s Regional Coordinator for Andamans

Testimonials

Ruddy Kingfisher Photography - Ashirwad Thakor

Wonderful experience ......For me the most memorable wildlife tour. Me and my friend Dr.Parag Nalawade able to photograph Ruddy Kingfisher at shoal bay in south Andaman Islands to complete all 12 Kingfishers of India ,for us it was unforgettable moment. Mr.Shakti Vel is the best bird guide in Andaman... what a person he is! Planning, dedication on field, knowledge about species, photographic views.. everything is remarkable. I will love to visit Andaman again with him. I am very much thankful to you..Mr.Shakti. Looking forward your cooperation in future.
Ashirwad Thakoor
Maharastra,India

Birding in Andaman Islands - Runar Mauritzen

In mid-November 2019, we had three days of private guiding in Andaman in search of endemics and other birds of interest.The birding was intensive from early mornings to late afternoons in order to also get the nocturnals like the Andaman nightjar and the five owl species on the island. The habitats varied from wetlands to mangroves and forests. Our guide was excellent at both bird spotting and organizing and handling us as clients. He was both very professional and very nice as well. The guide managed to find all 20 endemics; 18 of them we saw, and two of them we only heard. The total list of bird species seen during the three days was 107, which met and even exceeded our expectations. All in all, it was an outstanding and highly recommendable birding experience!
Runar Mauritzen
Molde, Norway

Birding at Andaman -Badri Narayan

If you're thinking of Birding at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Shakti Bro is the best guide in Andaman you can hire- his spotting skills, knowledge of the birds and their calls, the right spots for them are impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and a great birdwatching experience, covering almost 120 different species of birds. The accommodation, food, and travel was perfect. Thanks to him and the team for the wonderful experience.
Badri Narayan
Chennai, India

Andaman Birding - Sumeet Mukherjee

Shakti is as good bird guide in andaman as he is a person. Very hard working, knows his terrain in and out and a great spotter. He is young in age and very enthusiastic, but if you can keep upto his pace - the rewards will be commensurate.

"Read the Andaman trip report in link below"
https://highwayodyssey.blogspot.com/2019/01/bird-watching-in-andaman.html
Sumeet Mukherjee
Telangana, India

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