Bhubaneswar: 180 images of 165 bird species of Odisha with description & interesting small stories about each bird “KNOW YOUR BIRDS – A PHOTOBOOK ON BIRDS OF ODISHA” inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Pramod Dhal, a Bhubaneswar based wild life photographer, specially known for his interest in not only photographing birds, but also working for their conservation and spreading general awareness for the same, is a well known figure in the local birding community, has brought out this Photo book.
Sri Dhal has presented a copy of his photo book to the Hon’ble CM, Sr Naveen Patnaik and received lot of applaud & accolades from the CM. This book can certainly be used as reference books on birds and showcase the eco-tourism potential of our state.
It is to be noted that Sri Dhal has showcased his birds photographs at the Constitution Club, New Delhi on 22nd& 23rdDecember, 2014 for making awareness  about avian fauna potential of our state.
Born on 10th August 1959,in Argal village of rural Kendrapada district, Odisha, Sr Dhal spent his early years in the midst of unspoiled nature, which nurtured his passion from a very early age. After completing graduation in Law from the University of Bombay, he went ahead for a PG in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. After a brief stint as an Advocate in Cuttack , he took up a central Govt. job and is presently a Superintendent of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, posted in Bhubaneswar Commissionerate. However, in the course of his professional journey, his love for nature and avian fauna never took a backseat, which has resulted in making him a wildlife photographer today.