Bird Watching Tours

Nepal is a bird watcher's paradise with 873 species (10% of the world total) of birds. And among them, almost 500 are found in the Kathmandu Valley alone.

The surrounding hills offer a varied ecology ranging from primary and secondary forest to rhododendron, oak and pine forest. In addition, the wetlands and open fields inside the valley make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds. The most popular bird watching spot is the Phulchoki hill; the highest peak of the valley rim situated 20 KM southeast of Kathmandu, with some 265 species recorded till date.

Bird Watching ToursThe birds seen here include babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivans, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchoki hill where the Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed Drongo, Tibetan sishin and the spotted fork tail.

Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve is another exciting location. Nagarjun Royal Forest on Jamacho hill is on the way to Kakani from Balaju. It delight bird enthusiasts with blue magpies, Kalij pheasants, Boneili's eagles, Great Himalayan barbets an other exotic birds.

 As for the wetlands in the valley, the banks of the Manohara river on the way to Bhaktapur, and the Bagmati river, which flows in to the valley from 7Shivapuri hill and out through Chobhar Gorge, are good place fro watching Waders and Waterfowls, Harbouring 40 species of birds mostly dependent on wetlands, Taudha, a lake on the way to Dkshinkali, attracts flocks of migrant birds.

Once; the most popular birds watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulichoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, Taudaha, Shivapuri (North area of Kathmandu) and so on. Out side of the Kathmandu are Annapurna Natural conservation Area, Koshi wild Life, Chitwan National Park, Langtang National Park and many more other place of Nepal. So grab your Binoculars and head for the hills and look up in the trees whey you will got for watching birds, good roads lead to all these places.