Adesh Shivkar

Prominent Bird Watcher & Ornithologist. Director Nature India, Freelance Photographer

Adesh started his birding journey as a child and got absorbed into the hobby for a lifetime. In-between years, he did a long stint as Marketing Manager in Ranbaxy Pharma & Glenmark, but the addiction of Nature inspired him to kick off his well-paying corporate job and start his own Bird-watching tour company in 2008. He now travels all across India on his tours and gets paid to see and show birds. All his field work led him to publish several scientific papers and notes on birds and write popular articles in reputed magazines and journals. He has been a resource person for the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) for their Ornithology course. Adesh also started an informal Mumbai BirdWatchers Club (MBC) which promotes birdwatching hobby in Mumbai by periodically arranging free birding trails and inspiring many to appreciate and respect birds and Nature in general.