Bird Watching, Uttarakhand

Top Bird Watching Destinations in Uttarakhand

Blessed with an incredible diversity of birds, Uttarakhand is home to about 600+ species of birds that are found in India. It is the popular destination for birders from all over the world.  Many birds are migratory indeed almost half the species that is present in the country India can be seen Uttarakhand only.  

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 bird species 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 26,774 times

Asan Barrage

Asan Barrage
Viewed 12,396 times

Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary

Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
Viewed 1,363 times

Binsar

Binsar
Viewed 139,652 times

Chakrata

Chakrata
Viewed 122,093 times

Chirbatia

Chirbatia
Viewed 17 times

Chopta

Chopta
Viewed 382,970 times

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park
Viewed 139,860 times

Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park

Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park
Viewed 13,677 times

Deoban

Deoban
Viewed 4,612 times

Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal
Viewed 23,331 times

Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park
Viewed 836 times

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
Viewed 5,542 times

Jageshwar

Jageshwar
Viewed 30,652 times

Jeolikot

Jeolikot
Viewed 10,070 times

Jharipani Fall

Jharipani Fall
Viewed 4,294 times

Kanakchauri

Kanakchauri
Viewed 3,763 times

Kanatal

Kanatal
Viewed 57,612 times

Makkumath

Makkumath
Viewed 62 times

Naina Devi Bird Reserve

Naina Devi Bird Reserve
Viewed 948 times

Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park
Viewed 18,023 times

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
Viewed 1,693 times

Pangot

Pangot
Viewed 19,974 times

Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Viewed 27,523 times

Ramgarh

Ramgarh
Viewed 44,772 times

Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van
Viewed 1,295 times

Sankri Range

Sankri Range
Viewed 929 times

Sattal

Sattal
Viewed 17,402 times

Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park
Viewed 397,741 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. Chopta, 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.

Jim Corbett Park is another place where one can locate species of birds. Several Jim Corbett National Park resorts organize bird watching tours for their guests. Sattal, one of the places to visit in Nainital is flocked with birdwatchers during the season. Bird watching is slowly gaining acceptance and popularity among the nature enthusiasts.

Keep calm and do birding because life is too short to think about your worries and tensions. Life is better outside you just have to give a chance to yourself. Do birding in Uttarakhand and feel the magic.