Birdwatching Bliss in Jim Corbett National Park

Birdwatching Bliss in Jim Corbett National Park

Birdwatching Bliss in Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is a wild place located in Nainital, the queen of lakes. The park provides perfect vibes to enjoy the things that it offers. You can go on jeep safari rides, you can stay in forest rest houses,  you can see wild animals in their natural habitat and you can also listen to humming sounds. If you’re thinking that those sounds can be of tigers then sorry, you’re wrong. This park is home to many colorful birds and you can listen to the soothing sounds of them while roaming on jeep safari or while staying inside the park. These humming sounds are not as loud as the roar of tigers, but you can surely listen to them if you stay quiet during your safaris. Listening to these sounds will surely make you a bird lover. Birding in Jim Corbett National Park is a famous activity to enjoy. 

Jim Corbett National Park, situated on the foothills of the Himalayas provides the perfect habitat for birds. The dense sal forests, grasslands, and hilly vegetation provide the best place to stay for birds. You can find here numerous species of birds, from beautiful regional birds to long-distance migrants, this is home to over 600 species.

Jim Corbett covers a huge area of  520 square km and in that area, a lot of birds can be found.  Listening to birds will surely be a great experience, many people especially come here for bird watching. With over 600 species, this park is famous among photographers and they like to visit here for clicking some good pictures of beautiful birds. 

Some of the common birds that tourists have seen are dove, chat, robin, finch, eagle, hornbill, beef eater, babbler, rosy minivet, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White-throated bush chat, and kingfisher. You can also easily spot them in the lush green forest. If you’re lucky you can also catch sight of some endangered and rare species like White Stork, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Cinnamon Bittern, Cattle Egret, and White or Rosy Pelicans. Lastly, if you’re visiting the park during winter, you can spot some migratory and sub-Himalayan birds. Winters in Jim Corbett are from November to February.    

Not only in lush green forest areas, you can find various birds in the rivers and streams flowing through the park. Some of the watery birds found in the park are Cormorants, Darter, Grey Heron, Egrets, Cattle Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Storks, Spotbill, Large Pied Wagtails and White-capped Redstart. Migratory birds that are found near water are Great Crested Grebe, Graylag Geese, White Storks, Black Storks, Sandpipers, Snipe, the Great Black-headed Gull, about 15 kinds of ducks, and a variety of Wagtails. 

If you’re eager to enjoy the above-mentioned things then you should book your ride for Jim Corbett National Park as soon as possible because the permits get sold quickly and it is advised to book your spot 45 days in advance of the trip so that you can get your favorite ride in your preferred zone at perfect timing. Do keep binoculars and cameras with you so that you can spot them easily. 

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