Nature Walks

Nature Walks And Bird Watching

It is a misconception followed by many that bird watching means watching birds from a distance. It is more than that. It is a popular hobby and activity to accurately being able to identify a bird looking through binoculars or by the naked eye. Jim Corbett National Park houses more than 550 species of birds. The birdlife international has declared this park as “Important Bird Area” IBA. A few prominent birds include Great Hornbill, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Lineated Barbet, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl etc.

There are special packages available for bird watchers to observe these avian friends at their natural habitat. Watching the birds hop over the lush environs and hearing their sweet chirpings in the serene surrounding of the park is enthralling. It is advisable to carry a good binocular and a good DSLR camera to spot the birds and capture their beauty from a distance without causing any disturbance. If lucky then one can spot some rare and endangered ones like White Stork, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Cinnamon Bittern etc.

At Jim Corbett National Park, no bird watcher will return disappointed as a lot of migratory birds frequent this park. The best time for bird watching is from November to March. One can take some spectacular closeup photos of the different species of birds and boast about it back home. Several ornithologists and bird watcher flock the park to study their behavior or simply observe their beauty.