Nepal is a bird watcher’s paradise with National parks and Conservation areas making up a large part of its territory. More than 850 species of birds are found in Nepal. There are good number of these birds can be spotted in and around the Kathmandu valley.
The main bird wathing sights outside Kathmandu are Koshi Tappu, Chitwan and Bardia National park. The mountainous region are Everest,Langtang and Annapurna regions boast other well-known species of birds. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in the eastern Terai is the place to be bird watcher’s cannot miss this wonderful reserve which abounds in birds of all kinds. It’s a place where one sees trees packed with birds as it’s posing for a photographs.
The hills around Kathmandu valley especially Nagarjun, Godavari and Phulchowki are popular bird watching areas and Taudaha Lake on the way to Dakshinkali is ideal for watching migratory waterfowl during the winter months.
In the higher Himalayan regions are found the raptors and birds of prey of which there are numerous species. Koshi Tappu has better sightseeing of an incredible variety of both resident and migratory birds that come from as far away as Siberia. Nepal’s national bird is the lophophorus, Impeyan Pheasant locally called Danphe which is found in the Himalayan region. Bird watching trips are organized by most resorts and are accompanied by experienced naturalists.