Nepal is known as a paradise for birds and birdwatchers because it is blessed with a vast array of exceptionally rich birdlife. So far, a total of 893 species of birds have been recorded in Nepal, which is about 9% of the total bird species found worldwide. This is because the county contains a vast variety of bioclimatic zones-from the subtropics of the southern Terai belt (60m MSL) up to the arctic summits of the Himalaya (8,848.86m MSL).
Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in South and Southeast Asia for birdwatching. Bird lovers and bird watchers from around the world come to Nepal to see rare and globally threatened species of Himalayan birds.
Visit Kailash Treks organizes a wide range of birdwatching holidays in Nepal lasting from a day to several days in the different areas important for bird and other biodiversity.
Best of Nepal: A Birdwatching Tour is one of the best birdwatching holidays that Visit Kailash Treks has to offer because the tour covers Nepal’s four popular national parks and wildlife reserve which are rich in birdlife and mammals like Bengal tigers, Greater One-horned Rhinos, Asian elephants and Sloth bears.
The holiday starts with a full day birdwatching trip to forested hills of Phulchowki and Godavari where more than 70 species of colourful birds are easily seen. Birds seen in Phulchowki and Godavari are Himalayan Cutia, Himalayan Bush-robin, Chestnut-headed and Grey-bellied Tesia, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Kalij Pheasant, White-collared and Grey-winged Blackbirds, Chestnut-crowned and White-throated Laughingthrushes, Wallcreeper, Rufous-bellied and Small Niltavas and Chestnut-bellied Rockthrush. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the second birding hotspots followed by Chitwan National Park and open farmlands of Lumbini. After Lumbini, we will visit Bardia and Shuklaphanta National Parks. There is great chance of seeing Great Slaty and White-naped Woodpeckers in Bardia National Park. Shukla Phanta National is home to some of globally threatened species of birds like Bengal Florican, Bristled Grassbird, Striated Grassbird, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Finn’s Weaver, White-throated Bushchat and Indian Grassbird.
The holiday ends with a flight back to Kathmandu from Dhangadhi Airport.
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