About the bird watching:-

Hi Trekkers Himalayan monal is a high-altitude bird, remaining between 2000 MT and 4500 meters above sea level. This is our uttarakhand state bird :-

Best bird watching trails, and  places in garhwal Himalayas in uttarakhand and top 10 bird watching in places in  Garhwal Himalayas. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Dehradun -  Rishikesh, Haridwar  a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

Uttarakhand Birding Destinations Garhwal

.           Name Place

1          Agora-Barsu-Dayara------            District Uttarkashi

2          Asan-Timli-----        (Dehradun)

3          Chakrata-KotiKanasar     -----(Dehradun)

4          Chilla-Rajaji----       (Dehradun and PauriGarhwal)

5          Thano-Maldevta-Lachhiwala-----         (Dehradun)

6          Deolsari-Magra-----------  (TehriGarhwal)

7          Har-ki-dun, Changsil, RuinsaraTaal treks in Govind PashuVihar National Park

8          Khirsu            (PauriGarhwal)

9          Mussoorie    Benog-Suwakholi-Dhanaulti (Dehradun, TehriGarhwal)

10       DeoriatalChopta    Chopta / Ruderpryag

            JhirnaKalagarh       Corbett Nainital

Uttarakhand Birding Destinations Kumaon


1          BinsarJageshwar Bird Watching           (Almora)

2          Kaladhungi-Baur    Nainital

3          Munsiyari- Sarmoli- Khalia- Chiplakot- Askot Wildlife Sanctuary          (Pithoragarh)

4          Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary     Champawat)

5          Pangot-Sattal Bird Watching    Nainital

6          Powalgarh-Sitabani-Kotabagh in Powalgarh Conservation Reserve    Powalgarh-Kotabagh-Sitabani (Nainital)

7          Dhikala-Gairal in Corbett National Park         Corbett: Dhikala-Gairal (Ramnagar)


Uttarakhand has a great diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 34,651 km2 which constitutes 65% of the total area of the state. Uttarakhand is home to rare species of plants and animals, many of which are protected by sanctuaries and reserves. National parks in Uttarakhand include the Jim Corbett National Park (the oldest national park of India) at Ramnagar in Nainital District, and Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District, which together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A number of plant species in the valley are internationally threatened, including several that have not been recorded from elsewhere in Uttarakhand. Rajaji National Park in Haridwar District and GovindPashuVihar National Park and Sanctuary and Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi District are some other protected areas in the state.

All this make it suitable for terrific avifaunal diversity. Till date 1303 bird species recorded from India more than 50% (724 approximate) are found in Uttarakhand. It include Himalayan Forest Thrush (Sootherasalimali) is the newest species discovered at Uttarakhand and China border.

Meet our Expart mr. Gurinderjit Singh

I Gurinderjit Singh Ex- International Athlete, Working with Oil And Natural gas Corporation Dehradun Uttarakhand India. Team Himalayan Hikers The trekking Community in Uttarakhand

I have started Bird watching in 2011 and Wildlife Photography startedin 2016, I have visited in all wildlife sanctuaries and National parks and Birding destination In Uttarakhand.

Hobbies: Wildlife photography, traveling, reading Books and Biking. I have traveled two times in LehLadhakh (world's highest motorable road) as a solo rider and famous trak in Uttarakhand.

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