Written by Crusade Himalayaon 12 April 2012 19 June 2019. Posted in Things to Know
For those who seek a sighting of red-headed trogon, lesser racquet-tailed drongo or a while-tailed rubythroat, or hope to see a Swamp Francolin & Striated Marsh Warbler list goes on and on. Nepal is one way or another always linked with birds as they are an integral part of Nepalese culture & tradition. As per the estimate, a total of 871 bird species has been recorded in Nepal only which rounds of to be about 8% of the total bird species found worldwide. Nepal has sheltered 35 globally threatened species around the world & 19 proximate threatened species and 15 restricted-range species. The Bird named “Spiny Babbler” form the family of “Passerine Birds” a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. (Scientific name: Turdoides nipalensis) or (Kande Bhyakur in Nepali) is a rare species of bird found only in Nepal. The diversified wildlife, rich biodiversity makes Nepal, a paradise for bird watchers. There are many birds which can't be found in other countries.
Whether you want to see Himalayan Monal(Danphe), Satyr Tragopan (Monal), Great Hornbill, Spiny Babbler, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Pintail Green Pigeon, Rufous-tailed Lark bird watching wildlife tour in Nepal can be a fascinating experience.
The country's Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve` is a bird watcher's paradise. While Chitwan National Park & Bardia National park are also considered for bird watching. Nepal's National Bird Lophophorus, Impeyen Pheasant(Danphe) is found in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Major Bird Watching Places:
The Kathmandu Valley
Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and Nagarjuna Dada:
Koshi Barrage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:
Chitwan National Park
Bardia National Park
Khaptad National Park