Bird Withing Trip with Phulchowki, Koshi Tappu National Park, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Chitwan National Park Baridya National Park and Royal Shukla Panta Wild life Reserve

Bird Withing Trip with Phulchowki, Koshi Tappu National Park, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Chitwan National Park Baridya National Park and Royal Shukla Panta Wild life Reserve

We have prepared this itinerary and can make excellent arrangements since we have a team of experienced ornithologist guides who offer tailor-made bird trekking holidays in Nepal.

You fly to Biratnagar from Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and then go by road (1┬╝hrs) to Koshi Camp in far eastern Nepal. From here you travel to Sukila Phanta Wildlife Reserve.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is Nepal's only Ramsar Site and must surely be one of the best wetlands in Asia for birds. Over 460 species have been recorded, including 16 globally threatened species.

Habitats for birds are totally protected in the camp and have been improved for birds, for instance some former paddy fields have been restored to rough grassland and further have been attracted two Bristled Grass birds. The camp has some disused fishponds which were literally heaving with water birds, including Ruddy-breasted Crake, Yellow and Cinnamon Bitterns, as well as passerines such as Blunt-winged and Thick-billed Warblers in the surrounding marshes. Here you can find a Red-necked Falcon and Pied Harriers species such as Spot-billed Pelican, Pallid Harrier and Black-necked Stork, which walk in riverine forest where you can see Siberian Rubythroat, and pay a visit to Koshi Barrage (numerous waterbirds including Grey-headed Lapwing) and to Patnali forest where you can see a pair of Jerdon's Bazas - a raptor only recently found in Nepal. This trip can offer you the chance of spot more than 200 species of birds.

After this you will be excorted to Chiwtan. Chitwan is justifiably a popular destination for visiting birdwatchers. Its wide range of forest, wetland and grassland habitats, hills and lowlands support a greater variety of bird species than is found in the rest of Nepal's protected areas. Around 530 species have been recorded to date.

The park has a mix of forest, grassland and wetland habitats. Highlights included Slender-billed Babbler (Chitwan is the only Nepal site for this species) and Grey-crowned Prinia and Pale-footed Bush Warbler which are rare in Nepal outside Chitwan. Going on elephant rides you can see some grassland birds, a really pleasant canoe ride can offer you water birds including Brown Crake and Cinnamon Bittern.

Bardia National Park offers Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia, saurus crane and other common birds of nature. Shey Phoksundo National Park is equally rich in many species of birds such as the impeyan pheasant (danphe- the national bird of Nepal ), blood pheasant, cheer pheasants, red and yellow billed cough, raven, jungle crow, snow patridge and many others. Rara National Park offers Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are of interest to park visitors. The great -crested grebe, black necked grebe and red crested pochard are seem during winter. Other common birds are the snow cough, chukor patridge, impeyan pheasant, Kalij pheasant and blood pheasant.

Situated in far west Nepal, Sukila Phanta Wildlife Reserve remains the most remote of the country's lowland protected areas. It is well worth a visit and is relatively easy to reach nowadays, being just four hours by road from Nepalganj, from where there are daily flights to Kathmandu. Grassland birds are the specialities of this reserve. You can see good numbers of Bengal Florican, Bright-headed Cisticola, Rufous-rumped Grassbird, Bristled Grassbird and Finn's Weaver and all on the main grassland. Hodgsons' Bushchat can easily be seen at Sukila Phanta in winter and there is a small population of Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni. In addition to this you find a variety of wetland birds on two small lakes in the reserve including Jerdon's Babbler and Black Bittern which is probably resident here.

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