India is one of the most exciting destinations for Birdwatching in Uttarakhand and it is a haven for resident and migratory birds alike. Being a country that has a versatile geography and is blessed with dense forests, rolling grasslands, wetlands to serene evergreen forests and deserts. As a result it is home to a variety of bird species that thrive here. The Indian subcontinent harbors close to 1200 species with over 50 species found nowhere else on our planet.
The best time to visit India for birding is during the winter, between the months of October and April. In addition to the variety of resident species, migratory waterfowl, raptors, starlings and a host of other species are also to be seen.
At The Himalayan Outback we curate bird watching tours that target ideal birding hotspots hosted by skilled naturalists and guides. Our goal is to ensure that each guest receives the best birding experience, based on their desire, be it to maximize your bird checklist or to target a particular species.
Uttarakhand - A Birder’s Paradise
The Jim Corbett National Park is home to over 600 species of birds. These include some rare and endangered birds also. This National Park has been designated a “Important Bird Area” by Birdlife International, a global bird conservation body.
Having our lodge along the buffer zone of the Jim Corbett National Park allows us to offer birding enthusiasts with amazing curated trips both inside the core zone of the Park in the surrounding areas. Our lodge is located on the pristine Ramganga River, overlooking the buffer zone, and has lovely walking trails where you can always spot
interesting birds throughout the year.
In addition to the Corbett area we also offer birding trips to Pangot & Kibury Bird Santuries (both about 3 hours drive) – Brown Wood Owls, White-Throated Laughing Thrushes, Khalij Pheasants, Collared Grosbeaks and Forktails are some of the birds that can be seen in this sanctuary