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Birding Tours

the Indian Subcontinent is a significant birding destination. The destination is home to over 1250 species of birds of which about 800 species are resident and the rest are migratory birds that either pass through the country or visit it for breeding. There are locations within the subcontinent where one can find 600 species if not more. Definitely a location that can not be missed by anyone who shares a love for birding.

Our Journeys

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Birding in Northern India

Delhi - Bharatpur - Corbett - Vanghat - Sattal - Delhi

Best time to travel: November till April

Geographically hemmed between the Himalayan foothills and the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Corbett area along with the adjoining hills and the wetlands is definitely one of the richest bird habitats of Asia and boasts a bird count of over 600 species including long-distance and altitudinal migrants. Our birding tour covers the diverse habitats of grasslands, broadleaf tropical forest, riverine and high-altitude forests of conifers and oak with a backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. Birdwatchers will encounter Palearctic and altitudinal migrants like Siberian Rubythroat, Ibisbill, and Wallcreeper, whereas summer visitors (April- September) will encounter Cuckoos, Indian & Hooded Pittas, and the gregarious Chestnut-tailed Starling.

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High-Altitude Birding

Vanghat- Gopeshwar- Mandal – Chopta – Tungnath – Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary – Sattal

Best time to travel: October & November, April, May & June

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary has one of the richest bird diversities in the mid to high altitudes of the Western Himalayas, with a checklist of over 240 bird species, and is listed as an Important Bird Area (BNHS & Birdlife International).

Attitudinally it varies between 1160 and 7070 metres. The finest bird spots are at Mandal, Deoriya Taal (2387 m), Chopta (2,680 m), Tungnath (3580 m)and Chandrashila (4000 m). Oak and Rhododendron as well as conifer forests clothe the hill slopes at mid to high altitudes, while bugyals (alpine meadows) exist at the higher altitudes.

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Desert National Park

Delhi - Jaisalmer - Delhi

Best time to travel: November till March

Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India, is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert. Despite a fragile ecosystem, there is an abundance of birdlife. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. Many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel, and vultures. Short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, laggar falcons and kestrels are the most common among these. Sand grouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. The endangered great Indian bustard is a magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers.

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Lesser Florican & Green Avadavat

Delhi - Nasirabad - Mount Abu - Delhi

Best time to travel: July & August

This program is planned specifically around both these species. The Lesser Florican is a rare bird found in the western parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and in central & northern parts of Gujarat. These birds depend on larvae and insects found in fields and grasslands. The use of chemical pesticides in field crops badly affects them. Soya beans need frequent spraying of these chemicals resulting in loss of bird population.

The Green Avadavat is endemic to the Indian subcontinent and was formerly popular as cagebirds.

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Amur Falcon Migration

Kolkata – Jorhat – Mokokchung -  Pangti – Mokokchung – Jorhat - Kolkata

Best time to travel: November

Witness the spectacular migration of Amur Falcons in Nagaland as they arrive end of October till early November in thousands from Siberia before taking off for Africa. The effect is spectacular; the sky is thick with flying birds. It is thought to be one of the biggest-possibly the biggest-falcon roosts in the world. The Amur falcon is a fascinating bird. It is only the size of a pigeon, but it has one of the longest migratory paths in the bird kingdom, travelling up to 22,000 km in a year. It also survives wholly on insects, making it a very useful bird to have around for farmers. It is also one of the most successful conservation stories of recent times.

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Flamingos & Rare Bustards

Ahmedabad- Velavedar National Park- Gir National Park – Jamnagar- Great Rann of Kutch- Little Rann of Kutch- Ahmedabad

Best time to travel: November - March

Gujarat is one of India's prime wildlife regions, and one where the viewing is especially rewarding as much of the habitat is open grassland or desert, so animals and birds tend to be easier to spot than they are in more deeply forested areas.  However, this does not imply that anything is guaranteed, and the challenge of finding some of India's rarest creatures is one that we will rise to on this fascinating journey.

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Birding in Northeastern India

Guwahati - Kaziranga - Nameri - Eaglesnest - Dirang - Nameri - Guwahati

Best time to travel: November - April

is also one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards, and numerous wetland ecosystems, many of which are now protected as national parks and reserved forests such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kaziranga National Park, in the flood plains of the mighty Brahmaputra river and a stronghold for the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. 

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Elephant Plough, Village Gabua Khass,
Uttarakhand 244715, India

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