If you love bird watching then Nepal is just the place for you. There is a whole range of bird watching programs available, from one day package to multi day trips. Just on the outer rim of Kathmandu, you will find places like Nagarjuna, Shivapuri National Park, Sundarijal and Dakhinkali, which are a haven for bird watching. Or just take a 4 hour ride from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park where you get to see as many as 430 bird species, if you are lucky of course. Or you can also go to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a global wetland site,to see the annual migration of birds from Siberia and Europe. Bird watching in Nepal is possible all the year round. You just need to come with a set of binoculars and interest in birds!! Our expert natural guide will accompany you to make your trip memorable.
Spread in an area of just 54,000 square miles Nepal occupies just 0.01 % of earth's total surface area. However Nepal is home to 8.5% of world's bird population and 4.5 % of world's mammals. The country is rich in biodiversity. There are around 850 species of birds in Nepal which are both migratory and residential. Birds migrate as far as Australia, Siberia and Europe every year and engage in breeding. Cranes fly in from as far as Mongolia and Siberia to places like Jomsom in Nepal. Egrets, Vultures, Storks, Cranes, Lopophorus are some of the well sighted birds in Nepal. Spiny Babbler is the only indigenous species of Nepal found in the mid hills.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Chitwan National Park, Shivapuri National Park and Nagarjun are some of the widely visited places in Nepal for bird watching. Koshi Tappu has been a home for large number of migratory birds and residential birds.
Nepal is one of the richest countries in biodiversity. Because of its extreme topographical contrast and climatic zones, ranging from the sweltering flat plains of Terai to the Himalayas, world's highest mountains, Nepal is probably gifted with most of earth's precious rare and varied wildlife.