Bird Watching Tours

Nepal is the home of thousands of incredible and endangered species of birds. She is a bird watcher's paradise with 873 species (10% of the world total) of birds. And among them, almost 500 are found in the Kathmandu Valley alone. The surrounding hills offer a varied ecology ranging from primary and secondary forest to Rhododendron, Oak and Pine forest. In addition, the wetlands and open fields inside the valley make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds. The most popular bird watching spot is the Phulchoki hill; the highest peak of the valley rim situated 20 KM southeast of Kathmandu , with some 265 species recorded till date.

The birds seen here include Babblers, Warblers, Tits, Thrushes, Minivans, Woodpeckers, Eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchoki hill where the Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed Drongo, Tibetan sishin and the spotted fork tail.

Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve is another exciting location. Nagarjun Forest on Jamacho hill is on the way to Kakani from Balaju. It delights bird enthusiasts with Blue Magpies, Kalij Pheasants, Boneili's Eagles, Great Himalayan Barbets an other exotic birds.

As for the wetlands in the valley, the banks of the Manohara river on the way to Bhaktapur, and the Bagmati river, which flows in to the valley from Shivapuri hill and out through Chobhar Gorge, are good place for watching Waders and Waterfowls, Harbouring 40 species of birds mostly dependent on wetlands, Taudha, a lake on the way to Dkshinkali, attracts flocks of migrant birds.

The most popular birds watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulichoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River , Taudaha, Shivapuri (North area of Kathmandu ) and so on. Out side of the Kathmandu are Annapurna Natural conservation Area, Koshi wild Life, Chitwan National Park , Langtang National Park and many more other place of Nepal . 

During an expedition in Koshi Tappu, you will encounter more than 250 different species of amazing and beautiful birds.

Serene Travels P. Ltd. as a leading Nepal jungle safari operator, promotes the eco tourism and delivers strong commitment to conserve the environment and wildlife. We take you on Nepal wildlife safaris through the untamed jungles and grandeur of nature. 

As you explore further into the wilderness in your safari, you will encounter rare species of mongoose, cats, leopard, rhinoceros, wild boar, porcupines, hyena, bats, antelope, squirrels etc in their natural habitat roaming around freely. Moreover, you will also be sightseeing unique species of birds, flora and fauna in your elephant safari wildlife tour. If fun and adventure are what you are seeking, then you surely want to go for Nepal wildlife safari holidays. You wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to capture your experience and memories through wildlife photography in your souvenir wildlife photos.

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