Nepal is the most popular destination for bird watching in the world. Most bird watchers and nature lovers visit Nepal in search of birds as the hobby to study their habits and habitat. Stork, Pheasant, Cuckoo, Crow, Cormorant, Egret, Black ibis, Eagle, Falcon, Duck, Chukar, Partridge, Sarus (Crane), Lapwing pigeon, Bengal green pigeon, Dove, Parakeet, Cuckoo, Owl, Vulture, Peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Swallow, Black drong, Blue jay, Wood pecker, Black-headed shrike, Common myna, Red-vented bulbul, Paradise flycatcher, Brahminy duck, House sparrow, Red mania, Hawk and Spiny Babbler are commonly found in Nepal.
In Nepal Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve are the best places in Nepal for Bird watching.
Bird Watching around Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is home to the temples, monasteries, stupas, old palaces and museums. But there are plenty of places to visit in and around Kathmandu valley for bird watching and you will get opportunity to explore the natural scenes and heritages at nearby the hill stations like Godavari, Phulchowki and Shivapuri National Park which are the popular spots for bird watching.
Bird Watching at Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the Nepal’s first and oldest national park and one of the popular places outside the Kathmandu valley for the tourism activities like Elephant Riding, Cultural Walking, Sunset views, Canoing, Jeep Safari and Bird watching. The place for indigenous Tharu people, abundance of wild flora and fauna and local typical village, Chitan is the emerging tourist hotspot for nature lover travelers around the world. Along with the bird watching, you will get opportunity to explore jungle and endangered species like One horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger.
Bird Watching at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the most popular place for bird watching at eastern Nepal. More than 300 species of migratory birds are recorded along with the rare and endangered species. Apart from bird watching, you will have opportunity to explore Wild Buffalos and gangatic Dolphin.