Eagles and vultures plundering the city’s skies, Dayal and magpie-robin singing lyrical tunes every morning, and soaring of striking birds over the heads and on the rooftops of the houses are all likely to be seen on a Nepal bird watching tour. Nepal’s presence further demonstrates that this country is truly natural.
Despite the fact that Nepal is a small country with only 0.1 percent of the world’s area, it is home to 10% of the world’s bird population, with 76 species listed as endangered. Similarly, Nepal is home to around 850 species of birds, the majority of which have chosen the country’s steep topography as their preferred habitat.
In addition, there are birds that have adapted to the abundance and heat of the national park in the lower flatlands, and while it is unusual, some species have acclimated to the frigid environment of higher altitudes.
This Nepal bird watching tour brings you to the high terrains on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley, as well as the lower lands of Chitwan and Koshi Tappu, all while staying in a comfortable vehicle.
Furthermore, the months of February and March bring a large flock of migrating birds on their way to Siberia, while the remainder of the season is home to crows, raptors, storks, herons, egrets, griffons, kestrels, hoopoes, and many other species.
Bird Watching In Nepal
For people who appreciate the sounds of birds chirping in a verdant enormous forest, bird watching in Nepal is one of the top nature activities. Nepal is home to around 887 different bird species.
These bird species can be found in Nepal’s 37 significant Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). Many rare, beautiful, and colorful bird species may be found in Nepal’s diverse climatic zones and stunning scenery.
In the Himalayas, unique birds such as the Impeyan Pheasant and the Crimson Horned Pheasant sing and dance. Similarly, the endemic bird Spiny Babbler can only be found in Nepal’s hills. Similarly, the hissing noises of vultures fill the terai’s woodlands.
Birding in Nepal
Nepal is a birdwatching tour enthusiast’s dream come true since the country is home to 867 different kinds of birds. This represents around 8% of the world’s total bird population. In Nepal, 19 of the 35 internationally vulnerable birds are on the verge of extinction, while 15 restricted-range species have been identified.
Nepal is also home to numerous endangered migratory and migratory birds, which is why it has become a popular place for discovering endangered and migratory birds.
A total of 130 breeding and wintering species (representing roughly 15% of Nepal’s bird population) are currently classified as nationally endangered. For 86 percent of the birds in danger, habitat loss is the most serious concern. Hunting, illegal trading, and poisoning are also hazardous to Nepalese birds.
Many species of birds have been seen in the wetlands and open fields both inside and beyond the Kathmandu valley. Among all of these characteristics, a bird viewing tour is one of Nepal’s most popular travel packages. This tour can be done anywhere in Nepal, including the Kathmandu valley.
More than 500 species of birds have been identified in the Kathmandu valley, specifically in the Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, and Bagmati Rivers.
These are some of the valley’s most popular areas for bird watching, including Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Rara National Park, and Makalu Barun National Park.
- Village and Jungle walk
- Wildlife rafting in the Koshi river
- Special Bird watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
- Wilderness jeep safari inside the national park
- Explore the marshes on foot, inaccessible sandbanks, and islands during the trip
- Observation Tower – broad views over the fields and forests
- Capture and enjoy the beautiful floras and faunas