Participant Profile: Hiren B. Soni

This entry was posted Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 at 4:56 pm

hiren b soni croppedWhere do you live?
I live in Anand, Gujarat.

When did you start watching birds?

I have been birding actively since 1997.

Who would you consider your birding mentor?
I learnt a lot about birdwatching from Dr. Justus Joshua, Director, Green Future Foundation, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He is a great naturalist.

Please describe a memorable birding experience.

My most memorable birding experience was birdwatching in and around Kutch, Gujarat. The area has a variety of habitats and ecosystems, and hence a great diversity of birds.

What are your favourite migrants?
My favourite migrant birds are flamingos.

What is your favourite place to watch migrants?
I especially like to visit Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (Gujarat) to watch migratory birds.

Do you have any advice for beginning birdwatchers and naturalists?

My advice for beginners is: “Have passion and patience…always!”

Why do you think people should care about birds and nature?
We should be concerned about birds because I believe they are the inter-linking elements between humans and nature.

Is there any other information that you’d like to share with MigrantWatchers?
I maintain a blog that focuses on the biodiversity of Gujarat.  It has some very useful links for people who are interested in nature.

You can see Hiren B. Soni’s MigrantWatch contributions here.

19 Comments to Participant Profile: Hiren B. Soni

  1. Abhay Hule says:

    July 10th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Sir, Congrats
    Your blog is one place for all the information on Birds and Birding………

  2. Bijal Gajjar says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Hey sir,many many congratulations to you and hope we beginners can learn somethng from you keeping in mind to maintain passion and patience while birding. Regards Bijal gajjar

  3. Nishant Solanki says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Very inspirational and informative profile and blogs.

  4. Patel vivek says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Hi sir…….
    Its amazing…………
    About the passion of birds……….
    I m also interesed into wildlife……..

  5. dhvani gandhi says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    hello sir…..
    u r a god gift box of information for us….
    thank u sir…

  6. Raghuvirsinh jadeja rfo vadodara says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Congrats to Hiren b Soni because I know him since he worked in Kutch with Guide and he is very hard working personnel.
    From -Raghuvirsinh jadeja

  7. MANOJ FINAVA says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    congratulations Mr. soni. Happy to know and nice profile. Thanks… Keep it up..

  8. Nimesh Shah says:

    July 18th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Dear Hiren, Great to see ur contribution and dedication towards birds. Keep it up with the same passion. This will help all new comers.

  9. NIL N MOHITE says:

    July 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    congratulations Mr. soni. Happy to know and nice profile. Thanks… Keep it up.

  10. Brijesh Jajal says:

    July 19th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    You have marvelous contribution to research in birds…Very inspiring…Best wishes to be an international personality……

  11. Goldin Quadros says:

    July 20th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Congrats Dr. Hiren Soni. Good to read your views and best wishes for all that you aspire.

  12. Dr.Farzin Parabia says:

    July 21st, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Dr.Hiren,
    I have visited your blog. Your efforts are appreciable. This will make direct contact for natural lovers to know your activities and skills. Keep going on.

  13. Sushila says:

    July 22nd, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Sir,your blog is a very big reference for all.May GOD help you to keep it on………

  14. Soundaryavalli says:

    July 22nd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations on this great achievement ! Certainly look forward to more learning and enjoying thereby.

  15. RajendraSinh Jadeja says:

    July 23rd, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Congrats. I wish all the best in all that you do. Migrant Watch, I am sure, will become one of the prime CENTRE to share and learn for all the young and old birdwatchers.

  16. Madhu Menon says:

    July 23rd, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Dr Soni, While congratulating you, I would like to appreciate the great work you are doing in the form of regular blogs and networking. The directory of birdwatchers’s is a commendable work.

  17. Rutvik N.Prajapati says:

    July 24th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Dear sir,

    Very congrats for your achievement and thanks a lot for giving this mail. We’ll learnt a lot from your profile.
    Thank you so much for inspiring us.

  18. Jignyasu Bakshi says:

    July 25th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Dear Dr. Hirenbhai,
    My hearty compliments for your intraction with Migrant Watch. We hope to be benefited by your contribution in birding. Regards.

  19. Rashmi says:

    March 27th, 2014 at 4:31 am

    congratulation sir… its wonderful…rashmi

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