Dehradun Bird Watching

Birds Watching in Doon Valley

Dehradun Bird Watching

Dehradun is wide area dominated with water streams, wetlands, Deodar cedar forest, Oak Rhododnndron at the foothills of Himalaya. The area is about 4950 square km. Many factors make it for birding due to its dirversity in the valley, altitudinal range. This altitude change generate the different zones of flora, each zones is inhabited with different birds in different seasons. Bulbuls, leafbirds, hornbills, migrated siberian birds, finches, warblers, bee-eaters, francolins, sub-birds, nuthatches, thrushes and many more types of bird you can find in this beautiful valley around Dehradun city. The state capital of Uttarakhand. More than 500 birds identified in the Doon Valley.

White Throated Kinfisher

Birding Area Name:

Dehradun and its Surrounding

Bird Specialities:

Grey-hooded Warbler, black-chinned Babbler, Red-billed Leothrix, Grey-crowned Prinia, Hume's Leaf Warbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, Black Bulbul, Himalayan Bulbul, Slaty Headed Parakeet, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Striated Prinia, Red-rumped Swallow, Streaked Laughingthrush, Rufous Sibia, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Asian-Pied Startling, Blue Whistling Thrush, Grey-winged Blackbird, Golden Bush Robin, Indian Robin, Plumbeous Redstart, Siberian Stonechat, Grey bushchat, White-capped Redstart, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Small Niltava, Crimson Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Scaly-breasted Munia, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Comoon Rosefinch, Rock bunting etc

Birding Trails:

White Crested Laughingthrush

  • Lachchiwala
  • Maldevta
  • Rajpur-Shikhar Fall
  • Sahastradhara
  • FRI
  • Danda Lokhand
  • Wildlife Institute of India
  • Jabarkhet Nature Reserve
  • Phandowala
  • Karwapani
  • Binog WLS



Nearest Railhead:


Nearest Airport:

Jolly Grant, Dehradun

How to reach here:

Dehadun is well connected with all types of transport, Bus, Train, Air.

Altitudinal Range:

675 to 1700 m


Hotels, Resort, Home stays, FRH, numerious options in city, but limited in remote areas.