JHILMIL JHEEL CONSERVATION RESERVE BIRDING PACKAGE
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights | Starting date: 4 Oct. 2019 and 11th Oct.2019 | Cost: $350 per person | Available Space: 6
About Jhilmil Jheel
Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve (JJCR), about 20 mintures 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
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. Click here to view checklists and image Gallery of Jhilmil CR.
oriental pied hornbill,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
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Day wise Itinerary:
Day 1: Check In by 1 pm, at Forest Rest House Camps, welcome drink, a general session with guest about the habitat and possibilities,
Evening birding around on foot. Dinner and overnight stay at camp
Day 2: Full day birding at Jhilmil on different trails. (Jeep/Gypsy will be used in core area)
Day 3: Full day birding at Jhilmil on another trails. (Jeep/Gypsy will be used in core area)
Day 4: After Breakfast, checkout by 10 am
- 3 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:Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve is near Haridwar city of Uttarakhand state. Haridwar is well connected from road, and train transport. Nearest airport is Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun
Haridwar to Jhilmil Jheel Conservation distance: 20 km (30 minutes drive)
Jollygrant Airport to Jhilmil Jheel Conservation distance: 60 km (1:40 hours drive)