Bird Watching in Nepal where the country its size doesn’t matter, Nepal is surprisingly rich in natural diversity. As a consequence of this great diversity Nepal has a variety of habitats where more than 900 species of birds are known to exist. Many of these species are endangered and one of them, the Spiny Babbler (or Kaande Bhyakur as it is known in Nepali), is found only in Nepal. All these facts make Nepal an ideal destination for Bird Watching in Nepal and this recreational activity is slowly but surely gaining in popularity in Nepal.
From the tropical southern plains to the arctic climate found in the Great Himalayas of the north, Nepal has some of the most diverse climate zones. The Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve in the outskirts of Kathmandu is the nearest place from Kathmandu for birdwatchers to savor the sights of such species of birds like blue magpies, great Himalayan barbets, khalij pheasants, among others.
Our Bird Watching in Nepal package takes you to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which is probably the most well known place for watching birds in Nepal. Located in the south eastern plains of Nepal, in the floodplains of the Koshi River, the place hosts more than 450 species of birds alone! Prominent among these are watercock, Indian Nightjar, Pallas’s fish eagle and black-headed cuckooshrike. In addition to these two Reserves for Bird Watching in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, other parks and reserved areas, and the various wetland and forests found across the country host a large number of species for birdwatchers to enjoy.
Bird watching is a recreational skill that requires tremendous amount of patience and auditory skill as well. The birds found in the wildlife reserves and national parks are living in their natural habitat, unperturbed by human civilization and interference. As such, birdwatchers will get to spot some of the most unique species of birds in their natural environment. Additionally, the major trekking routes in Nepal are populated by birds of various species out of which Annapurna Circuit has the most species of birds for Bird Watching in Nepal.