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Bird Watching Tour of North India

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A Perfect Tour for Nature Lovers, Ornithologists and Nature Photographers

India is a land of diversity where people can find Mother Nature in various forms at its best. Scenic landscapes, avifauna, and wildlife specific to a region compels tourists and nature-lovers to get wowed every time they plan to go on a trip and explore them closely. The country enjoys varied topography which supports an admirable variety of flora, fauna, and wildlife. The Government has taken a lot of steps like ear-marking protected areas that have become home to an extensive variety of migratory birds. If you love spotting rare and exotic birds, you can embark on a Bird watching tour in India.

Where can you spot rare birds?

Ornithologist suggests lakes, reserve forests and mountains spot rare birds since these places display awe-inspiring vistas to capture in a frame. Birds of different varieties in multi-shades chirp sweetly creating a stunning ambiance that allow visitors to relax and feel close to Mother Nature. The North India tour packages especially focused on bird watching will take you to the following places.

Corbett National Park

Purple Sunbird - Corbett National Park

Purple Sunbird – Corbett National Park

Whether you are a veteran ornithologist or a wildlife photographer, Corbett National Park is the best place to spot some exotic birds. Dense Sal forests and grasslands are perfect for birding. Here, you can spot species like mergansers, waders, waterfowl, and lapwings. You can also look for crimson and purple sunbird, jungle owlet, long-tailed nightjar, spot-bellied owl, common stonechat, orange-bellied and golden-fronted leaf bird, hen harrier, black-shouldered kite, changeable hawk-eagle, Chestnut-tailed starling and more.

Kumeria

Slaty Woodpecker - Kumeria

Slaty Woodpecker – Kumeria

Close to Corbett National Park, this region is home to bird species like Puff-throated babbler, great hornbill, slaty woodpecker, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped shama, etc.

Jhirna

Black Bulbul - Jhirna

Black Bulbul – Jhirna

Jhirna is another place perfect for birding. Here, birds like little and spotted forktail, black bulbul, brown fish oil, brown-eared bulbul, White-browed Fantail, crested laughing thrush, black-winged cuckoo, little heron, wallcreeper, brown dipper, red-breasted parakeet, long-tailed and short-billed minivet and Ashy-crowned sparrow lark can be seen.

Pangot

Greater Yellow Nape - Pangot

Greater Yellow Nape – Pangot

This is another place where ornithologists spot birds like Slaty-headed parakeets, greater yellow nape, oriental turtle doves, maroon oriole, large cuckoo shrike, grey treepie and more.

Chambal Sanctuary

Indian Skimmer - Chambal Sanctuary

Indian Skimmer – Chambal Sanctuary

Located on Mathura-Agra highway, Chambal Sanctuary also houses a wide range of birds. Some of the most popular species that can be spotted here are Indian Skimmer, black-bellied tern, migratory waterfowl, demoiselle, sarus, etc.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Geese - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Geese – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The wetlands of Bharatpur are known to house an extensive range of local and migratory birds. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, bird-watchers can spot birds like Pelicans, Cranes, Ducks, Geese, Hawks, Eagles, Stints, Shanks, Wheatears, Warblers, Buntings, Flycatchers, Pipits, Larks and more.

All these places are included in the North India Tour aimed at taking the tourists to sport rare Birds of North India. Look for a reliable and reputed tour agency and share your precise requirements with them. In case, you would like to visit a destination which is not a part of any package, you can ask them to add to the package. Most India tour operators offer personalized tour packages for visitors with specific tour demands.

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