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Bird Watching Tour

Abhishek Subedi June 20, 2020

Bird Watching Tour In Nepal is a tour designed especially for those who are interested in the beautiful birds of Nepal. Bird watching tour in Nepal is offering a complete package guided by experts and professionals with high knowledge in orient logic, who will accompany you throughout the trip and provide you with more study and information of birds’ life in Nepal Himalaya. Nepal is a paradise for bird lovers and watchers, as Nepal-occupies just 0.03% of the earth, amazingly a home to various vegetations and livings 2 % of all the flowering plants in the world; 8 % of the world’s population of birds (more than 857 species); 4 % of mammals on earth; 11 of the world’s 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species); 600 indigenous plant families; 319 species of exotic orchids All the above listed living and plants life relates to habitation of both birds life local or migratory in Nepal. 

Bird Watching tour in Nepal is  another fascinating tourist attraction in Nepal The Nepal country with home for 800 species varied bird life, from the warm tropical of Terai, to the mid hills Mediterranean and high hills alpine to arid arctic climatic zone, from peacocks to snow pigeons, goose hawks, scavengers and flocks of parrots, abundant with water birds life from storks, ducks to giant egrets all these variations only found in Nepal within a distance of few hours of travel from streams, lakes to huge rivers unaccountable exotic birds life that exists. Bird watching tour packages, with an exception of agencies that actually conduct bird-watching tours, tours that we organize, certainly a paradise for naturalists and bird watchers due to Nepal’s varied topography and landscapes with different temperatures from sub-tropical, Mediterranean, alpine to arctic cold regions. Nepal is a deep forested country where the lowlands are thick with tropical jungles where most of the national parks are located and others are in the high country from 2,500 meters to 5,000 meters.

Bird Watching Tour

For a small country Nepal it boasts of 847-recorded species of birds. Bird watching in Nepal is a unique destination because of varied areas and dramatic change in vegetation and climate makes Nepal home for many rare species of bird life from the cold region birds raven, mountain crows, snow pigeons, goose hawks, Lammergeier (bearded eagle), Tibetan snow cocks/hen, thrush and to many pheasant like Danfe Monal or Lophophorus (National Bird of Nepal) a colorful bird with a crest and saffron tail, Kalij pheasants, Tragopan and in the mid-hills various birds including the black neck storks, eagles, vultures to smaller birds like pit and sunbirds, well the low land of Terai with many exotic birds such as peacocks, jungle fowls, wide range of water birds ducks, pochards, storks, egrets and the beautiful long-tailed paradise.

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Tour

Koshi Tappu wildlife and the lodge with camps, established as reserve in the year 1992, especially for birdwatchers all over the world, the place is staffed with bird specialists renowned in the country. Now, this area also serves the holiday needs of nature lovers seeking peaceful harmony away from the city and the hectic chores of life. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has earned a place for itself as a birdwatcher’s haven. The reserve spreads over Saptari and Sunsari districts in East Nepal over the embankments of River Koshi established mainly to preserve habitat for the remaining population of wild buffalo known as “Arna” in Nepal.  It provides an important habitat for a variety of wildlife but in particular water birds, including several migratory species such as the sarus crane from Siberia.

Bird Watching Tour

Koshi Tappu bird watching tour  Nepal for keen bird lovers, naturalist including expert orienthology people, we have designed this wonderful “Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Tours” within a week duration time where one can observe the bird life within 3 nights at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp or similar lodge, located in the Far-South East of Nepal and it is one of the first comfortable camp with modern luxury that this place has to offer, located at a mere distance of Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, in the eastern part of the country, is truly a natural paradise on this planet earth. 

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Phulchowki

Phulchowki is situated about 15km Southeast of Kathmandu valley, this mountain is 2759m high. It is a good spot for hiking. Rhododendrons of different varieties and colors from pure white to dark red are found here. This is also the most popular bird watching spot in the valley. 265 species of birds are recorded here till date. The birds seen here include Flycatchers, Yuhinas, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Rosefinches, Babblers, Warblers, Tits, Thrushes, Minivets, Woodpeckers, Eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchowki hill where Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including lesser Racket tailed Drongo, Tibetan Siskin and the spotted Forktail.

Day 2 Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi Tappu

Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Biratnagar after half an hour drive. Biratnagar is well connected by road (519 km) and several flights with Kathmandu.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts of Eastern Nepal. The Reserve covers 175sq.km and was established in 1976. The vegetation is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Hair Sissoo, scrub forest and deciduous mixed river forest. The Reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo is found here. Other mammals occurring here are hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer and blue bull. A total of 423 species of birds are recorded here, including 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal Floricans. 183 species of different birds are recorded a day here. Visitors can see at least 100 types of birds in a day. 

Day 3 Bird tour at Koshi Tappu

Full day Bird Exploring activities on foot and in boats. Koshi Tappu is one of Asia ‘s finest wetlands and fabulous bird watching area. Almost all of Nepal long list of Wildfowl, Waders, Storks, Ibises, Herons, Egrets, Teems and Gulls occur here plus a great variety of land-birds that include such specialties as Swamp Francolin, Red-necked Falcon and Striated Marsh Warbler. 

Bird Watching Tour

Day 4 Drive from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan National Park

It takes about 9 to 10 hours to reach the Chitwan National Park. The ride let you enjoy the fantastic views of landscapes, river valleys and terraced farmlands. Chitwan National Park is the most famous national park in Nepal. Which offers 450 species of birds including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar and many other wildlife. This park is well known for one horned Rhinoceros and it is a shelter for few Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna.

The Bird Watching Tour is the perfect vacation for nature admirers and animal lovers. 


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