The diverse landscape and ecology of India is the perfect natural habitat for a large number of bird species to breed and survive. Nearly home to more than 1200 bird species, India is the natural habitat for around 14 percent of the of the total known bird species in the world. The diversity of vegetation, climate and richness of the water bodies is the reason behind such an astonishing bird population in the country. The wide altitude difference ranging from the sea level to the peaks of the Himalaya nurtures the different ecological bird species.
There are many beautiful destinations which are popular for the birding. Watching the activities of the bird flocks or listening to their melodious chirping in the wilderness of a forest is really soothing to the ear and refreshing and rejuvenating to the mind and soul. Observing different bird species and studying their behavior is a fun activity as well as an enriching experience. The open wilderness of the reserve forests and protected sanctuaries of India is not only an attraction for the wild animals but also an amazing destination for observing myriads of bird species.
Apart from the protected bird sanctuaries in India such as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Chilika Lake, Kolleru Bird Sanctuary, etc., there are many other destinations where the bird-loving tourists can visit for a memorable birding experience. The Corbett National Park is among such popular birding destination that offers bird watching opportunity in the wild amidst the dense forest. Being in the proximity of the Himalayan mountain range, the deep forest of Corbett makes a perfect habitat for not only the wild animals but also for the great numbers of domestic as well as migratory bird species.
The famous national park of India for the tiger trail, the Corbett National Park has been visited by many thousands of tourists every year. A large number of bird enthusiasts also visit here to observe and for the wildlife photography. Being a natural shelter for more than 500 different species of birds, the Corbett National Park is one of the most prominent bird habitats in India and thus the park has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area (IBA)’ by the Birdlife International, a global bird conservation organization.
The convergence of the two rivers, the river Mandal and the river Ramganga in the Corbett National Park is the place where you can catch a glimpse of many beautiful exotic birds like Ultramarine Flycatcher, Blue-winged Minla, Long-tailed Broadbill, etc. The region around the Gairal forest rest house in the Dhikala zone and the large grasslands of Dhikala and Bijrani zones are the best places for the bird watching in Corbett Forest. Also, the hilly terrain of the Durgadevi zone is known for the rich Natural beauty as well as the excellent bird sighting. During the winter season, the bird species like waders, herons, egrets, ducks, etc. are easily seen in the Ramganga River and its various channels while the Kosi River filled with the birds like Great Thicknee, Wall Creeper, the Ibisbill, etc.
The below-mentioned destinations around the Corbett National Park are the best for bird watching and bird photography-
- Kosi River
- Iron Suspension Bridge
- Girjiya Temple
- Kosi Barrage
- Kyari Kham
- Sitabani forest
- Haati Dangar
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