MIGRATED BIRD WATCHING TOUR PACKAGE
Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights | Starting date: 22 Nov. 2019 | Available Space: 6
BIRDING TOUR INFORMATION
The Asan Conservation Reserve (400 m) in Dehradun district at the bank of river Yamuna is India's first conservation reserve, established
in 2005. It covers 4.5 sq.km. area, this is situated at the junction of the Yamuna and Asan rivers.
Asan is listed as an Important Bird Area (BNHS and BirdLife International). Its is popular for winter migrated birds.
Asan provides an ideal habitat to a large number of migratory and resident waterfowl. During winters, it not unusual to count as many as 8000 waterfowl with high species diversity as the Asan has both shallow and deep water areas. More than 251 birds species have been recorded in this area including 80 water-birds. This area is one of the best sites for congregations of Brahminy Ducks.
Considering the importantce of this waterland, the International Body for Conservation of Nature (IBNC) & Bird International have declared it is an Important Bird Area of India (IBA).
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As per the records, more than 250 bird species including 80 water birds were recorded.
It is marked by presence of Brahminy ducks, Rudely Shel duck, Dabbling Duck,
Diving Duck. Birds; Herons, Egrets, storks, Ibises are Geese,
which are seen during winter season (Nov to Feb)
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Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve:
Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve (JJCR), about 20 minutes drive from Haridwar, is renowned for swamp deer and the great diversity of birds.
In the last few months, researchers have noticed about 120 bird species. At sunset, as the birds return to roost, there is a chorus of bird
calls. There are threatened species too roosting here - the bristled grassbird, for instance, and species of vultures.
Many other rare birds like the paradise flycatcher, oriole, scarlet minivet, sunbird, crimson sunbird, leafbird, plum-headed and rose-ringed parakeet, oriental magpie robin, emerald dove, green pigeon, spot-billed duck, Asian open-bill, woolly-necked stork, four species of kingfisher and many species of ducks are in plenty in this reserve. It is still unexplored birding area of Himalaya and new destination for birders those wish to explore the new birding area.
The dancing peafowl also can be spotted here. The male of this species, much more resplendent than the female, can be seen dancing to attract a mate. Insectivorous species of birds like woodpecker too are common. These birds feed on insects, mostly termites. The woodpecker thus is important for the health of trees, as termites otherwise feed on wood particles, emptying trees of cellulose and making them hollow
Day wise Itinerary:
Day 1: Check in Rest house/resort Asan Conservation Reserve , Evening birding around Rest house
Day 2:7:00 am get early morning Breakfast and go for first half birding around ASAN, Post lunch, Birding at ASN lake
Day 3: 7:00 am get early, morning breakfast, birding around Rampur mandi rest house, evening birding at ASAN lake.
Day 4: Post breakfast drive to Jhilmil Jheel CR. Check in at Jungle Cottage/Camp, evening Bird watching on Gypsy.
Day 5:After breakfast, full day birding at Jhilmil Jheel.
Day 6: After breakfast, Check out
- 5 Nights stay at Forest Rest House/ Cottages (double shared)
- All meals (lunch, breakfast, dinner), morning, evening tea/coffee during stay
- Use of Jeep (Gypsy) during birding, specially deep inside jungle and core area.
- Local expereinced Nature / Birding Guide.
- Pickup and Drop from Airport/Railway Station (Can be arranged on Extra cost)
- Personal Expenses
- What ever not included above
How to Reach:ASAN Conservation Reserve is near Dehradun city of Uttarakhand state. Dehradun is well connected from road, and train transport. Nearest airport is Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun
ASAN to Dehradun: 42 Km (45 minutes drive)
Jollygrant Airport to ASAN: 70 km (2:30 hours drive)