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Birding in India

India is known for diversity, and the diversity in Wildlife species is no different. India is home to 1300 bird species living in varied ecosystems. The country is rich in natural landscapes and wildlife species. For those who love bird watching, there are several places where nature enthusiasts can admire and spot bird species. Each state has some areas where birds can see their natural habitat. Though birds are reducing in number in cities, still there are bird sanctuaries where bird species can be seen in their natural habitat. Bird watching is one of the peaceful and calming activities, let’s find out some birding hotspots in India:

Here is the list of 6 important places for birding in India:

Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand:

Located at the foot of the Himalayas, the Corbett national park has approximately 600 bird species to explore. The beautiful sight of grassland cut by channels of the Ramganga River is a perfect place for birding. Corbett National Park has species including Great-Slaty Woodpecker, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper, Lesser Fish Eagle, Brown Dipper, Crested Kingfisher, great hornbill, etc.

November to March, March-May is the best time to visit.

Ranganathittu near Mysore:

It is 19 km from Mysore city, lies on the bank of the Cauvery river. Home to some splendid bird species. It is named after the Hindu god Sri Ranganatha Swamy, it is spread across 40 acres. This bird Sanctuary inhabits many bamboo trees. Flora and fauna species are the major centers of attraction of this Sanctuary. There is a facility for boating at this Sanctuary where people can boat around and enjoy the natural beauty of this Sanctuary.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam:

The UNESCO world heritage site, Kaziranga is known for its wildlife species. One of the best places for birding, alongside the Brahmaputra river, it’s a Hubspot of birding. You can find species like black-breasted parrotbill, Finn’s weaver, great hornbill, gray-headed fish eagle, Pallas fish eagle, Bengal florican, swamp francolin, etc. November to April is the best time to explore bird species in Kaziranga.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan:

It is home to the finest bird species. It is also known by the name “Keoladeo national park”. This bird sanctuary is one of the most significant breeding grounds for birds. Its history dates back to the 1850s and was a game reserve for British and Indian maharajas. Along with birds it is home to many animal species like deer, python and painted storks. These national parks offer treks to people where they can enjoy nature.

Little Rann of Kutch, Gujrat:

Spread across 5000 sq km in muddy and arid salt flats from the Gulf of Kutch, you can find a little part of the geographical area- The little rann of kutch where you can find species including

Lesser Flamingo, short-eared owl, greater flamingo, sociable lapwing, common crane, Skye’s lark, variable wheatear, cream-coloured courser, greater hoopoe-lark, etc. November to

February is the best time to visit for birding at the little rann of Kutch.

Dachigam National Park, Kashmir:

Dachigam was initially established to fulfill the water requirements of nearby villages. The name Dachigam itself suggests “10 villages”. It is established as a national park, and it inhabits Kashmiri stag. It is home to many bird species like the Himalayan rubythroat, black and yellow grosbeak, and orange bullfinch.

Birding in India can be explored in different places. These beautiful bird species in their natural habitat are a sight to sore eyes. The above-mentioned are the best bird-watching places in India.