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Go bird watching in Uttarakhand at these 4 places

Go bird watching in Uttarakhand at these 4 places
ADVENTURE

By Ruchi Joshi

16 Mar, 2023

Uttarakhand is truly blessed when it comes to the beauty of poignant nature. Hence, there is a melody created by the flourishing wildlife that it hosts. All you need is a pair of binoculars, your camera and its lenses to go exploring. Because a little patience and keen eyesight gives you an opportunity to appreciate these marvellous creatures of God. Here are 4 such places that are perfect for bird-watching in Uttarakhand. Here you'll find yourself mesmerized in the company of nest dwellers.

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4 Places To Visit For Bird-Watching In Uttarakhand

1. Ramgarh

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Due to the high production of fruits like pear, almond, citrus, raisins, apple, peach plum, walnut, etc throughout the year, Ramgarh is also known as the fruit bowl of India. It is situated at an approximate height of 1,789 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, lush green forest and rich wildlife. Consequently, the dense forests serve as a perfect offbeat location for bird watching in Uttarakhand. In fact, Similarly, Pangot (some 45 km from Ramgarh) is known to have around 2000 types of species of birds including rare migratory ones. You can expect to see woodpeckers, mynahs, pipits, red and wilderness fowls, Indian peafowl, Blue Whistling thrushes, etc. It is definitely heaven for anyone who has an innate interest in birds and zoology.

2. Kasar Devi

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Reaching the peak of popularity internationally since the 70s, Kasar Devi is also known as ‘Hippie Hill’. Surprisingly, legends like Bob Dylan, Guru Dutt, Zohra Segal, DH Lawrence, George Harrison, etc visited Kasar Devi and loved it for its vibes and beautiful panoramic views. Want to go bird-watching in Uttarakhand? Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary situated particularly near Kasar Devi is an abode to more than 200 species of resident and migratory birds. Some qualify as exotic as well. Nevertheless, spotting these birds through binoculars and cameras in their natural habitat is a different kind of fun altogether. Some of the birds that you can find here are bar-tailed treecreeper, coal tit, Eurasian jay, Himalayan vulture, Long-tailed broadbill, Rufous-bellied niltava, Verditer flycatcher, etc.

3. Mukteshwar

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Mukestwar, in Uttarakhand, is situated at the height of 2,171 meters above sea level. It has a magical and enthralling view of the Great Himalayan mountain ranges. So to nature and trekking lovers, it is no less than a paradise. One can indulge in some beautiful and breathtaking treks too while bird-watching. Whether you are an amateur bird watcher or a seasoned player, the diverse and vibrant population of birds in Mukteshwar is nothing less than a treat for your eyes and ears. Moreover, expect yourself to hear the chirps and flights of red-vented bulbul, Himalayan bulbul, chukar partridge, kalij pheasant, blue whistling thrush, streaked laughing thrush, collared owlet, blue-fronted redstart, lemon-rumped warbler, etc.

4. Jim Corbett

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Endowed with a wide variety of wildlife, Jim Corbett is the first national park created in India and is home to the highest number of Tigers in the world. The landscape here is covered in green with the Corbett River, Ramganga River and Kosi River flowing nearby. Though the Royal Bengal Tigers might be the main attraction of Jim Corbett but it also hosts a large variety nest dwellers. Definitely, their melodious chirping will soothe your mind. Among more than 600 different species of birds are dove, eagle, kingfisher, white stork, black-crowned night heron, cinnamon bittern, cattle egret, great white pelican, hornbill, etc. Lastly, bird-watching in Uttarakhand can also b e enjoyed through special tours that are organized so you can indulge in some amazing experiences and bird photography.

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