India has provided safe Haven to all kind of birds because of its diversity in topology endless green jungles and wetlands. Birds from all over the world choose different places to migrate and reproduce during their visit to India. One such special place is the first Tiger Reserve of India Corbett National Park Uttarakhand in foothills of Himalayas. The food culture of India is as vibrant as the culture of India, very colorful full of life and peace. Bird watching he slowly and steadily increasing as a favorite past time for all the nature lovers Such tours will allow you to enjoy the magnificent natural landscapes where these birds make their dwelling as well as the sights and sounds of the birds themselves.
Jim Corbett National Park is exceptionally rich in its avifauna. According to a survey conducted by the Zoological Survey of India team, there are about 600 birds species in the Jim Corbett National Park, that comprises of domestic as well as migratory birds including a variety water-birds and waterside-birds. The variety and the number of birds, the Jim Corbett National Park offers, never fail to impress its visitors.
The birds of the Jim Corbett National Park can be divided into the following 6 categories - Water-birds and Waterside-birds, Birds of Prey, Night Birds, Woodland Birds, Grassland and Open Ground Birds and Air-Birds.
Bird watching is one of the most fascinating hobbies which has gained more momentum over the recent past years. Corbett is not only famous for Jungle safari but it is getting popular among Bird Watchers as well. Exploring the bird population at Jim Corbett is described as an enthralling experience.
In Cobett region both inside and outside Corbett National Park there is perfect setting for Bird watching due the presence of Indo-Gangetic plains, various water bodies, dense Sal forests, hilly vegetation, and grasslands.
Corbett Bird Watching Guide
There are more than 600 bird species inhabit in Corbett Area such as dove, chat, robin, finch, eagle, hornbill, beef eater, babbler, and kingfisher. If lucky then one can spot some rare and endangered ones like White Stork, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Cinnamon Bittern, Cattle Egret and Great White Pelican.
Corbett National Park is one of the most prominent bird habitats in India and thus the park has been declared as an "Important Bird Area" (IBA), by the Birdlife International, a global bird conservation organization.
Best time for Bird Watching in Corbett
November to March months are the best months for Bird Watching in Corbett and nearby areas. Apart from local birds, you can see some rare migratory birds as well during winters.
Bird Watching Places Inside Cobett
The area near river Mandal and the river Ramganga in the Corbett National Park is the place where you can catch a glimpse of many beautiful exotic birds like Ultramarine Flycatcher, Blue-winged Minla, Long-tailed Broadbill, etc.
- The region around the Gairal forest rest house in the Dhikala zone and the large grasslands of Dhikala and Bijrani zones are the best places for the bird watching in Corbett Forest.
- The hilly terrain of the Durgadevi zone is known for the rich Natural beauty as well as the excellent bird sighting.
Best Bird Watching Trails Near Jim Corbett
The below-mentioned destinations around the Corbett National Park are the best for bird watching and bird photography.
You can see Vultures, Storks, Eagles, Kingfishers, Sandpipers, species of Lapwings, Martins, sometimes some mammals like Wild Boars, Spotted Deer, even Tigers and Leopards etc.
Kosi Barrage and Sitabani
Species of Birds That Can be seen are Red Starts, Lesser and Greater Cormorants, Ruddy Shell duck, Herons, Eagles, Kingfishers etc.
Kyari and Powalgarh region
Birds That Can be seen are Barbets Nut hatchs, Owlets, Woodpeckers, Vultures, Lapwings, Hornbills, Babblers, Bulbuls etc.
along with Kosi River You can easily spot Cormorant, Redstart, Wall creepers, Herons, Water hens, Kingfishers etc. in this region.
Mohaan to Kumariya
Birds That Can be seen are Thrushes, Brown dippers, Owls, Fantails, Flycatchers, Paradise Flycatchers, Eagles etc.
Bhakrakot to Marchula
That Can be seen are Fish Eagles, Redstart. Hornbills, Nuthatchs, Tree Creepers, Bulbiuls, Magpies, Great Hornbills, Birds of Prey, Long Billed Thrushes, Tesia etc.