WildLife

Naturalist

Our naturalist Mr. Ajith  Padiyar is from Bangalore, he has been fascinated towards wildlife and nature from a very young age. His grandfather would make him sit along with him to watch wildlife documentaries on television. He was around 11 years old when he watched a documentary “Sahyadris:Mountains Of The Monsoon” by Sandesh Kadur which moved him so much  that he decided to be a photographer and filmmaker.

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Bird Watching in Chikmagalur

Exciting Things to Do!

Nature Walk

Night Trail

Spider Walk

River walk

List of birds spotted in RiverMist Resorts

  1. Little egret
  2. Cattle egret
  3. Little cormorant 
  4. Grey wagtail 
  5. Forest wagtail
  6. White Browed Wagtail
  7. White throated kingfisher
  8. Stock Billeg Kingfisher 
  9. Pied Kingfisher 
  10. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher 
  11. Common kingfisher 
  12. Orange minivet
  13. Chestnut Headed beeeater
  14. Green bee eater
  15. Blue bearded bee eater
  16. Black necked ibis
  17. Glossy ibis
  18. White breasted waterhen
  19. Bronze winged jacana
  20. Bush Quail 
  21. Jungle babbler
  22. Yellow billed babbler
  23. Indian Yellow tit
  24. Black Shouldered kite
  25. Black eagle 
  26. Common kestral
  27. Creasted serpent eagle
  28. Oriental Honey Buzzard
  29. Shikra
  30. Besra
  31. Asian Fairy Bluebird
  32. Malabar Whistling Thrush
  33. Malabar Barbet
  34. Coppersmith Barbet
  35. White Cheeked Barbet
  36. Lesser Flamebacked Woodpecker 
  37. White Bellied Woodpecker 
  38. Heart Spotted Woodpecker 
  39. Pygmy Woodpecker 
  40. Roufous Woodpecker 
  41. White Naped Woodpecker 
  42. Streak Throated Woodpecker 
  43. Brown Shrike
  44. Bay Backed Shrike
  45. Thick Billed Flower Pecker
  46. Pale Billed Flowerpecker
  47. Orange headed thrush
  48. Black Capped blue rock thrush 
  49. Red whiskered bulbul
  50. Red vented bulbul 
  51. Grey headed bulbul
  52. Black bulbul
  53. Ruby throated bulbul
  54. Yellow browed bulbul
  55. Asian brown flycatcher
  56. Indian paradise flycatcher
  57. White bellied blue flycather
  58. Red naped monarch flycather 
  59. Brown breasted flycatcher 
  60. Verditer Flycatcher 
  61. White rumped shama
  62. Malabar Trogon 
  63. Srilankan Frogmouth 
  64. Puff Throates babbler
  65. Dark fronted babbler
  66. Scmiter babbler
  67. Brahminy starling
  68. Indian nuthatch
  69. Indian pefowl
  70. Black drongo
  71. Ashy Drongo
  72. Bronze Drongo
  73. Racket Tailed Drongo
  74. Common tailorbird
  75. Jungle myna
  76. Hill myna
  77. Indian silverbill
  78. Black throated munia
  79. Scaly Brested munia
  80. Tricolored munia
  81. Crimson backed sunbird
  82. Lotens sunbird
  83. Purple Rumped Sunbird
  84. Jeordons leafbird
  85. Indian Pitta
  86. Indian nightjar
  87. Indian scops owl
  88. Brown fish owl
  89. Barn owl
  90. Wire tailed swallow
  91. Ashy wood swallow 
  92. Palm Swift
  93. Crested tree swift
  94. Saheen falcon
  95. Peregrine falcon
  96. Indian pond heron
  97. Ruddy Breasted Crake
  98. Yellow footed green pegion
  99. Pompadore green pegion
  100. Nilgiri wood pegion
  101. Indian rock pegion
  102. Oriental turtle dove
  103. Indian spotted dove
  104. Laughing dove
  105. Asian Emerald dove 
  106. Booted eagle
  107. Black kite
  108. Brahminy kite
  109. Greater coucal
  110. Blue faced malkoha
  111. Asian koel
  112. Rose ringed parakeet 
  113. Plumb headed parakeet 
  114. Malabar parakeet 
  115. Vernal Hanging parrot 
  116. Roufous treepie
  117. White bellied treepie
  118. Large billed crow
  119. Oriental magpie robin
  120. Indian robin
  121. Tickells blue flycather 
  122. Indian blue robin
  123. Malabar woodshrike
  124. Bar winged flycatcher Shrike 
  125. Small minivet
  126. Indian nuthatch 
  127. Common iora
  128. Indian white eye
  129. Zitting sisticola
  130. Baya weaver
  131. Indian golden oriole
  132. Black hooded oriole
  133. Malabar starling

List of Frogs spotted in RiverMist Resorts

  1. Microhyla sholigari
  2. Micrixalus specca
  3. Micrixalus candidus
  4. Micrixalus kottigeharensis
  5. Nyctibatrachus sps
  6. Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensis
  7. Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis
  8. Indosylvirana intermedia 
  9. Indosylvirana indica
  10. Indosylvirana montanus
  11. Polypedatus macultus
  12. Polypedatus occidentalis
  13. Pseudophilautus wayanadensis
  14. Raorchestes luteolus 
  15. Raorchestes ponmudi
  16. Raorchestes tuberohumerous
  17. Pedostibes tuberculosis 
  18. Indirana semipalmata
  19. Euphlyctis cyanophlytis
  20. Hoplobatrachus tigerenus
  21. Rachophorous malabaricus 
  22. Rachophorous lateralis 
  23. Ramanella mormorata
  24. Uperedon taprobanicus
  25. Duttaphrynis melanosticus
  26. Clinotarsus curtipes 
  27. Sphaerotheca breviceps 
  28. Minervarya sahyadris 
  29.  Duttaphrynis brevirostris
  30.  Minervarya sps
  31.  Minervarya sps

List of Spiders spotted in RiverMist Resorts

Salticidae Family

Genus:
Phintella
Carrhotus
Stenaelurillus
Epeus
Rhene
Orientattus
Toxeus
Proszynskia
Phintelloides
Brancus
Hasarius
Brettus
Plexippus
Myrmaplata
Menemerus
Telamonia
Hyllus
Asemonea
Afraflasilla
Foliabitus
Hindumanes
Chalcotropis
Indopadilla
Rhene

Aranidae family

Genus:
Opadometa
Parawixia
Cyclosa
Neoscona
Eriovixia
Eriovixia
Hyptiotes
Argiope
Gasteracantha
Cytophora
Tyrolida
Leucauga
Anepsion
Arachnura
Araneus
Herennia
Gea
Chorizopes
Meotipa
Neogea
Gibbaranea

Therididae family

Genus:
Theridion
Argyrodes
Plantnickina
Thwaitesia
Propostira
Episinus
Dipoenura
Chrysso
Rhomphaea
Chikunia

Thomisidae family

Genus:
Camaricus
Amyciaea
Thomisus
Boliscus
Spilosynema
Oxytate
Achaeranea
Indoxysticus
Strigoplus
Angaeus
Massuria
Tharpyna

Uloboridae family

Genus:
Uloborus
Hyptiotes
Miegrammopes

Oxypedae family

Genus:
Tapponia
Hamadraus
Oxyopes

Corinnidae family

Genus:
Aetius
Corinnomma
Echinax

Tetraghnathidae family

Genus:
Tetragnatha
Orsinome

Ctenidae family

Genus:
Ctenus
Africactenus

Cheiracanthiidae family

Genus:
Cheiracanthium
Calanopus

Sparassidae family

Genus:
Gnathopalystes
Olios
Pandercetes
Sparasidae

Dictynidae family


Genus:
Nigma

Selenopidae family


Genus:
Selenops

Nephilinae family


Genus:
Nephelia

Amaurobiidae family

Genus:
Himalmartensus

Segestriidae family

Genus:
Ariadna
Segestria

Pholcidae family

Genus:
Belisana
Smeringopus

Pisauridae family

Genus:
Eucamptopus

Liocranidae family

Genus:
Oedignatha

Lycosidae family

Genus:
Lycosa
Hippasa
Pardosa