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Bird Watching Tour in Nepal

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It is a pride of Nepal that over 865 bird species (one tenth of the earth’s total species)have been recorded here. Nepal has many migrating bird between India, central Asia. Australia and Europe in spring and Autumn. Its various ecosystem provides habitats for a wild range of year- round residents. Kathmandu Valley alone has cover 500 species is found in Terai wildlife parks and wildlife Reserves.

In a single day in Terai and lower hills you can see over 120 species birds like Cormorants, Gulls, Ospreys, Daters patrolling the streams and rivers for aquatic food.  Herons and storks are easily seen fishing and over 40 species of warblers flirting around the bushes, While Cranes, Ducks and Moorhens wade in or float on the water.

Really, Nepal is paradise for birders, Peafowl make their meowing mating call, Peacocks occasionally deign to unfurl their plumage while Woodpeckers, Cuckoos, Owls, Tits, Flycatchers, Pipits, tree pie’s song can be heard. Parakeets swoop in formation, Bee eater, Swifts, Drongos, Swallows and Rollers flit and dive for insects. Other globally threatened species like Bengal Florica, Sarus Crane, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Peregrine Falcon and swamp  Francolin are still locally common in Nepal and our bird watcher guides will easily shown them.

As Magnificent Travels and Tours have been involved in bird watching and wildlife safari tours in Various wildlife parks and out side the conversation area. It has the most knowledgeable Naturalists. Their eagle eyes are habitual to spot the bird watching schedule depending on your interest, area of selection, Habitat etc. Being involved for many years in bird watching our Naturalists know very well where uncommon, threatened and colourful bird are found. Our Naturalists do not just identify the birds they are even capable to give their information and related story both culturally and biologically. So, if you are a birder or wildlife lover we will be the preferred company to plan your holiday accordingly. You just need to do is to ask our itinerary or ask us to make according to your plan.

Major places of bird watching tour in Nepal

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

These lies to the far east of Nepal. The Koshi is great for waterfowl and waders, with about 26 varieties of ducks alone. The method of viewing birds in the Koshi by boat, gliding through the waters in the stillness of the early morning and evening. The reserve has more than 450 species of birds including Honey Kites, Ospreys; Black headed Orioles, Black Ibis, Peregrine Falcon, Storks, and Partridges.

Chitwan National Park

The park is the well-known site in Nepal for bird watching activities. The park has around 500-recorded species of birds including Stork billed kingfishers, Asian paradise flycatchers, Bee-eaters, Blue Indian roller and Cormorants.

Bardia National Park

Bardia is also the paradise for bird watching. The best location to see the birds is the mighty flowing Karnali River. Boating on the Karnali River is a great way to see the various types of birds such as Oriental pied hornbills, Night Herons, Ruddy Shell duck, Purple herons.

The Kathmandu valley :( Nagarjun/shivapuri)

The area lies 12km north of the capital city. Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Ruby-Throats, Babblers and Little pied flycatchers have been sighted in this area. Besides Shivapuri, Nagarjune at an altitude 2100m displays various types of birds such pheasants, magpies, Ruby-throats and Sunbirds.

Phulchowki hill

It is another ideal site, with a Red-headed Trogan (It was last seen 44 years ago), a very rare bird sighted here in 2000. It lies 18km southeast of Kathmandu at an altitude 2760m. About 90 species of birds have been recorded in this area including Babbler, Cutia, Endemic spring, Mountain hawk Eagle, Black-throated parrot bill and Rufous Bellied pied woodpeckers.