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Birding in Nepal

Nepal is blessed with a vast array of exceptionally rich bird life with total of over 850 species recorded. A diverse topography and climate has resulted in a variety of habitats within the country, which are home to over 10% of the Worlds total bird population.
Nepal is a paradise for the birdwatcher. From the lowland jungle of the Terai and the Koshi Tappu barrage through dense rhododendron and Oak forest of the middle hills to the windswept plateaus of the high Himalaya there is always something to keep one twitching.

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Birding, bird watching tour in Chitwan national park.

.. The highlight of the trip was a day's guided bird watching in the Chitwan National Park. Our guide Shivas was knowledgeable - tiger, elephant and rhino tracks and scat - and over 60 species of birds... Read More >

Bird Watcher's Chitwan 3 nights 4 days
We organize special custom made bird watching tour in Chitwan National Park. The package is based in lodge at the undisturbed and tranquil location inside the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park. You can observe hundreds of bird species in the resort’s garden woods itself. We custom make your package with bird expert to keep you engaged and excited.

Day 1: Drive or fly to Chitwan National park. Later visit the local village (Tharu ethnic group) and walk back to the lodge through the community forest watching birds. Enjoy the sunset from the bank of Rapti river and look for animals across. Participate in the Tharu cultural dance in the evening. Dinner
Day 2: Canoe ride along the Rapti river is the best way to watch aquatic birds and migratory birds. Two different species of crocodiles; Marsh Mugger and Gharial are found in Chitwan. Walk back through the Jungle and enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch drive to Garial breeding center and museum at the National park headquarter. Slide show presentation in the evening followed by dinner.
Day 3: Go into the Chitwan jungle on elephant back. You will see four different kinds of deer, Asian single horn rhino, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and the most elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Walk back to the lodge for lunch birding. Later drive into the Jungle and walk back watching birds. Dinner.
Day 4: More bird watching in the morning and drive to next destination after breakfast.
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Birding around Kathmandu Valley
One day to week birding trip
Rufous treepai is common bird found around Kathmandu.Within the Kathmandu valley alone, over 500 species of birds have been recorded. The surrounding hills offer a varied ecology ranging from primary and secondary forests to rhododendron, oak and pine forests. In addition, the wetlands and open fields in the outskrit make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds.
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The most popular bird watching spot is the Phulchoki hill, the highest peak on the Valley rim situated 20 km South East of Kathmandu, with some 265 species recorded to date. The birds seen here included babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchoki hill where the Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted forktail.
The Shivapuri National park
Situated 11km to the North of Kathmandu, is another very good location. Nagerjun Forest on Jamacho hill is situated 5 km from Kathmandu on the way to Kakani from Balaju. It is a renowned sight for bird enthusiasts with blue magpies, kalij pheasants, Bonelli’s eagles, great Himalayan barbets amongst thwe many species found here.
The Valley Wetlands
The wetlands in the valley, the banks of the Manohara river on the way to Bhaktapur, and the Bagmati river, which flows into the Valley from Shivapuri hill and out through Chobhar Gorge, are good places for watching waders and waterfowls. Harboring 40 species of birds mostly dependent on wetlands, Taudaha, a lake on the way to Dakshinkali, attracts flocks of migrant birds.

Birds of Kathmandu Valley ( 8 Nights / 9 Days)
The tour is designed for those with less time. It is a full and very interesting tour providing the the best locations for bird spotting in the time available. We stay at three different.

Nepal birding tour 19 Days

The Briding tour of Nepal is perfect holiday for bird lovers. The tour is combination of wildlife and cultural experience. The tour could be customized to fit your available time and interest.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, pick up and transfer to Gokarna forest reserve.
Day 02: Birding in the morning and evening. Visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath in the afternoon.
Day 03: Drive to the airport and fly to Biratnagar. Pick up and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve.
Day 04-05: Safari activities with briding tour with rafting in Koshi River to watch fresh water dolphin and aquatic birds.
Day 06: Drive to Chitwan National park and join safari activities.
Day 07 - 08: Safari activates focused on bird watching.
Day 09: Drive to Lumbini and visit the UNESCO Heritage site of birth place of Lord Buddha.
Day 10: Visit the Crane sanctuary of Lumbini to watch Sarus crane and other birds. Sarus crane is the largest flying bird on the earth.
Day 11: Drive to Bardia National Park.
Day 12 - 13: Activities in Bardia National park focusing bird watching.
Day 14: Drive to Tansen hill station.
Day 15 - 16: Birding tour and Himalayan scenery sightseeing.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Godavari botanical garden.
Day 18: Birding tour and relax time.
Day 19: Drive to the airport for final departure.
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Koshi Tappu Reserve
Birds flying 1000s of miles...
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River in the south-eastern Terai. Watch migratory birds flying thousands of miles from Siberia over Himalayas more >

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Nepal birding tour

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