Bird Watching Places in Himalaya

The hill state of Uttarakhand has terrific avifaunal diversity. Of the 1303 bird species recorded from India more than 50% (724 approximate) are found in Uttarakhand. The state’s bio-geography varies from the Terai region in the plains, the bhabhars (the outermost foothills of the Himalayas), the Lower Himalaya and finally, the high altitudinal Greter Himalayas. The amazing diversity in habitat from the plains up to the numerous mountain peaks that exceed altitudes of 7,000 meters results in marvelous avifaunal diversity. Within the 6 National Parks, 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 3 Conservation Reserves in the state and outside these areas too, opportunities for bird watching abound. Uttarakhand is home of 14 important Bird Areas as listed by Indian Bird Conservation Network are priority sites of conservation.

The Uttarakhand State is divided into two major sub-continents Garhwal and Kumaon.

Birdwatching in Garhwal

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Thano Maldevta Birding
Devalsari Magra Birding
Asan Conservation Reserve Birding
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Rajaji National Park Birding
Agora Dodital Birding
Chakrata Koti Birding
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Birding in Corbett Country

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Pawalgarh Kotabagh Sitabani

Powalgarh, Sitabani and Kotabagh are situated in the newly declared Powalgarh Conservation Reserve.

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Kaladhungi Baur

Chhoti Haldwani, a mere 2-km from Kaladhungi, was the winter home of Jim Corbett.

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Dhikala Gairal

Corbett Nainital Park, established in 1936, has three Tourism Zones, Dhikala Tourism Zone is the oldest and most restricted.

 

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Bird Watching in Himachal


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