Powalgarh Bird Watching

Pawalgarh declared Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve in the beautiful, vast and rich forests of Ramangar Forest Division. The Conservation Reserve has been finally notified in Dec. 2012. It has area of 60 sq. km. The area is drained by Dabka River and has prime forests of Sal and other species. Baur River flows to the east of the area. The entire landscape in the foothills of Nainital range of mountains. It covers mixed and riverine forest, grasslands, dense Sal, rocky river-beds, inhabitation and agriculture. The area is gaining quite popularity due to its birdlife diversity.

Great Slaty Woodpecker

Birding Area Name:

Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve

Bird Specialities:

Rufous-bellied Eagle, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Great Hornbill, White-bellied Erpornis, Little Pied Flycatcher, Nepal wren-babbler, Blue-bearded Bee-eater.

Birding Trails:

Rufous-bellied Eagle

A 5 km trail from Pawalgarh FRH to Sandani Gaja grassland takes you through forest edges, dense Sal and riverine forests and grassland habitats. Around Powalgarh, short trails leading to the picturesque Dabka Valley can be very rewarding. The nearest places of Kotabag, Kyari Village around.

District:

Nainital

Nearest Railhead:

Ramnagar

Nearest Airport:

Pantnagar

How to reach here:

By road, 20 km by road from Ramnagar.

Altitudinal Range:

300 to 600 m

Accommodation:

Home Stay and camps at Pawalgarh, Kyari and Kotabagh.