India is a rich land as far as bio-diversity is concerned and a beautiful element in its richness is the multitude of exotic birds found all over the nation. Watching a large number of colorful birds in the picturesque setting of vibrant wildlife sanctuaries that dot the length and breadth of the country is recreational pleasure. The Corbett National Park and the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary are well known for their scenic bird watching locales. The tropical forests of the region are home to some of the most beautiful birds in nature and are a bird watchers paradise.
Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Avid bird watchers will get to see almost all kinds of birds in the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Bharatpur in the State of Rajasthan is home to more than 300 species of birds with quite a few exotic birds also. Some of the migratory birds you will come across on our bird watching tours are the Spanish Sparrow, Coot Snipes, Rosy Pelican, Flamingo, geese, wheatears, flycatchers, cranes, larks, stints, shanks, wagtails, ducks, eagles, warblers, buntings, pipits, hawks and pelicans. But the most sought after bird is the Siberian Crane. Other than these migratory guests, the sanctuary is also home to the birds like the Indian spotted eagles, Dalmatian pelicans, dusky eagle owls, Indian courser, sarurs, solitary lapwing and demoiselle cranes.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
This sanctuary is one of the finest bird sanctuaries on the earth. You can savour the spectacular sights of the multihued birds in the park either by foot, cycle or by rickshaw. A boat trip is also a lovely way to indulge in bird watching during the early morning or late evening hours. You can take along a guide to assist you in spotting these amazing creatures and get to know some of the unusual facts about your favorite ones.
Jim Corbett National Park
You can bird watch also in Jim Corbett National Park, another bird watchers paradise with over 580 species of birds. Catch a glimpses birds like the cuckoo, red jungle fowl, flycatchers, warblers, robins, chats, finches, fork tails, hornbills, kingfishers and many others. The Park has a number of water bodies, which draw birds from far and wide. Jim Corbett also forms lies on the geological crossroads for birds from the Himalayan regions, the plains to the south and the areas further west. Being on the migratory routes of the birds and the presence of a number of water bodies in the region are the major reasons for the high concentration of birds in the region.
Kanha National Bird Park
Home to more than 200 species of birds, this Kanha national bird park is flooded with the partridges, herons, egrets, flycatchers, teals, quail, jungle fowl, warblers, woodpeckers and kingfishers. The hills are good place to relish the site of the birds of the area because of the mixed forests. The parks many rivulets are also places for sightings of various species of birds, especially the one called Sarvantal.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
This is yet another place for bird watching in India with a profusion of birds. Located over an area of 800 sq. km, the sanctuary is situated in the Forest Hills of the Aravalli range in the Rajasthan making it an excellent destination for bird watching in India. Among the more than 200 species of birds found in the area the chief birds include the peafowl, tree pies, quails, horned owls, crested serpent eagles, sand grouses, white-breasted kingfishers, gray partridges, vultures and golden-backed woodpeckers. The sanctuary comes in the category of a dry deciduous forest and teems with lush green vegetation during the monsoons remaining dry during the rest of the year.
Kaziranga National Park
Covering an area of about 430 sq. km on the Brahmaputra River, the Kaziranga National Park in Assam has a number of large swamps and grasslands with lofty thickets of elephant grass and areas of evergreen forest which are home to different varieties of birds. A variety of species of birds that flock at Kaziranga National Park can be spotted here busy in flying, making beautiful voices or even having a noisy conversation making this another ideal spot for bird watching in India. You can watch the black shouldered kite, oriental honey buzzard, Pallas`s fishing eagle, gray-headed fishing eagle and white tailed eagle while you are roaming around the park.