by Prasanna Parab
Author of 'A photographic guide to the Forest Birds of Goa (2022)', based in Goa (India).
Nature watching has been my passion since high school, It started with collecting and reading newspaper cuttings and old magazines on nature and wildlife, eventually i started with photo documenting Butterflies and Forest birds from 2006 in the forests of Goa & North Karnataka (India), i provided data for the management plan of Netravali WLS to the Goa Forest Department, started working on my book 'Forest Birds of Goa' in 2009, and was selected as a Honorary Wildlife Warden in 2013 by Govt. of Goa. I am a founding member of Goa Bird Conservation Network.
In 2018 i started with photo documentation of Spiders and Orchids and in 2021 have added on documentation of Freshwater fishes. Through this web page, I hope to share my journey into the wild.
I am thankful to M. K. Shambhu (IFS) sir for providing the required resources and motivation when it mattered the most, and Dr. Deepak Deshpande for being an positive influence throughout.