Corbett Village Bird Watching

Corbett village Birding

More than 350 species are found in Jim Corbett Village and surrounding forests.

Special Features

  • More than 350 species of birds in a small stretch of 4-5 square kms
  • Migratory Birds during Winter Months
  • Walk inside Dense Forest Area
  • Visit to Corbett Jungle Studio
  • Baur river Trail
  • Corbett Waterfall Trail

Corbett Village (or Chhoti Haldwani), is just 2 km from Kaladhungi, was the winter home of Jim Corbett, the famous hunter-turned conservationist. The forests here are moist deciduous type with predominantly Sal trees. These forests are home to the tiger and a startling bio-diversity of birds and other fauna. The area is home to at least 350 species of birds. At the higher altitudes, coniferous forests dominate. Pony trails, forest tracks, trails along riverine forests come walk along the very trails that Corbett roamed!

Rufous-breasted Accentor

Birding Area Name:

Jim Corbett Village Birding

Bird Specialities:

Rufous-throated Hill Partridge, Cheer Pheasant, Grey-headed Lapwing, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Green-billed Malkoha, Long-tailed Broadbill, Chestnut Thrush, chestnut-headed Tesia, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Fire-tailed Sunbird.

Birding Trails:

Chestnut-headed Tesia

Kalaghungi Nahar Trail, Baur River Trail, The Baram Bobo Trail, Corbett Fall Trail, Kyari trail etc. At the higher elevations, one can go to the Naini, Bijoon and Mangoli villages (~1,400 m altitude) for seeing higher elevations bird species. The Baur Reservoir is 21 km from Kaladhungi and is a great place to observe waterfowl.

District:

Nainital

Nearest Railhead:

Haldwani or Ramnagar

Nearest Airport:

Pantnagar

How to reach here:

By road. Corbett Village is 30 km from Ramnagar and 25 km from Haldwani, just in the middle of these two cities. Buses ply regularly from Ramnagar and Haldwani. Just get down at Kaladhungi, and its is walking distance for Corbett Village, adjecent to Petrol Pump.

Altitudinal Range:

400 to 1,500 m

Accommodation:

Home Stay at Corbett Village, near by camps and resorts.