Bird Watching, Uttarakhand

Top Bird Watching Destinations in Uttarakhand

Bird watching is one of the most popular recreation activities that include wildlife observation. Avid birdwatchers spot and document various species of birds by listening for bird sounds as many birdspecies are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Bird watching can be done with naked eye or though visual enhancement devices like binoculars or telescopes. 

We have tried to list all the Important Bird Areas (IBA) of Uttarakhand, where you can find maximum species of birds.

Browse through the List of Best Places for Birding in Uttarakhand

Abbott Mount

Abbott Mount
Viewed 26,566 times

Asan Barrage

Asan Barrage
Viewed 12,327 times

Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary

Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
Viewed 1,297 times

Binsar

Binsar
Viewed 139,539 times

Chakrata

Chakrata
Viewed 121,977 times

Chopta

Chopta
Viewed 382,686 times

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park
Viewed 139,749 times

Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park

Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park
Viewed 13,610 times

Deoban

Deoban
Viewed 4,544 times

Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park
Viewed 728 times

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
Viewed 5,431 times

Jageshwar

Jageshwar
Viewed 30,545 times

Jeolikot

Jeolikot
Viewed 9,793 times

Jharipani Fall

Jharipani Fall
Viewed 4,227 times

Kanakchauri

Kanakchauri
Viewed 3,653 times

Kanatal

Kanatal
Viewed 57,499 times

Naina Devi Bird Reserve

Naina Devi Bird Reserve
Viewed 840 times

Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park
Viewed 17,914 times

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
Viewed 1,627 times

Pangot

Pangot
Viewed 19,721 times

Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Viewed 27,411 times

Ramgarh

Ramgarh
Viewed 44,665 times

Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van
Viewed 1,229 times

Sankri Village

Sankri Village
Viewed 810 times

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers
Viewed 397,583 times

Uttarakhand is a birdwatcher’s paradise. This Himalayan state is home to large number of birds species, both resident and migratory. There are many places in Uttarakhand which are ideal for bird watching. Pangot, Ramgarh, Binsar, Jeolikot and Jageshwar are some of the tourist places in Uttarakhand that are known to be favorite hangout for avid birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

More than 500 species of birds have been documented in the high altitude regions of Uttarakhand. Some of the often-sighted birds in Uttarakhand are Himalayan monal, Cheer pheasant, red Helen, jungle babbler and great slaty woodpecker.