Himalayan Birding Safari

A 14 day trip to India
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This trip has been designed for the first time for some great Himalayan Birding in un explored areas

General Information

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Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Delhi,Bharatpur,Chambal,Sattal,Pangot,Corbett National park & Agra

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive Delhi, drive down to Bharatpur [approx. 4.5 hrs] stay overnight at hotel.
AT Bharatpur or Keoladeo National Park 3 days are spent on birding on foot and personal cycle rickshaw. Enjoyable boat rides take birdwatchers close to
water birds and heronries. On this bird trip on can check list more than 150 bird species. Birds that could be spotted are Jacanas, Blue throat, Baillon's crake, Ruddy-breasted and Brown Crake, Shrikes, Black Bittern, Common Grey
Hornbill, Thrushes, Clamorous Reed warbler and Yellow-browed
Warbler, Munias, Larks and numerous duck species including migrants. Bharatpur is World Heritage Site having the finest
wetlands on Earth.

Day 2

Bharatpur - Birding on foot and cycle
rickshaws with an expert guide.

Day 3

Day bird watching at Bund Baretha, late afternoon drive to Agra [approx.
11/2hrs]
Morning excursion at Bund Baretha yields exciting bird species
storks, pelicans, larks, francolins and other waterfowls. At Agra visit Fatehpur
Sikri en route. Overnight stay at Agra hotel.

Day 4

Drive to National Chambal Sanctuary [1.5 hr drive]
a riverine eco-system.
Enjoy river cruise for 4 hrs birding. Watch Indian skimmer,
Black bellied Terns, Sarus and Demoiselle Crane, Pratincoles,
Great thick-Knee, Black-winged Stilt and large flocks of migratory
water birds. Spot eight species of Turtles, Gavials, river dolphins and Crocodiles
. Drive back to Agra for Taj watching
after lunch. Drive to Delhi [5 hour drive] board AC second class
train to Kathgodam at 2140 hours.

Day 5

Reach Kathgodam at 0600 hours. Drive to Sat Tal (1.5 hrs),
spend day bird watching here. Discover Himalayan
species as Lammergeyers, Himalayan Griffons, Blue-winged
Minlas, Fork tails, Woodpeckers,
Niltava, Khalij Pheasant, and thrushes.
Red-breasted Accentor, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Barbets, Rufous-chinned laughing Thrush, Black
Bulbul and Dark-throated Thrush.

Day 6

Birding at Sat Tal
checklist Yellow nape, Piculets, Parakeets, Doves, Grey Bush chat and Russet Sparrow. Sight Indian, Oriental, Large-hawk and
Eurasian Cuckoo. Sight Grey Tree pie, Maroon
Orioles, Large Cuckoo Shrike, Rufous-naped, Black-throated &
Yellow-browed tits including of Black-lored and Green-backed.

Day 7

Morning drive up to Pangot
through well forested area via Snow View
point. See Oak forests of pine tress, cedar and
rhododendron bushes. Reach at lunch and go birding afterwards to sight lodge residents and visitors - Nuthatches and
Bar-tailed Tree creeper. Study species of Woodpeckers In neighboring fields watch Dark-throated Thrush and Striated Prinia. Watch Flycatchers prancing around trees look for Leaf Warblers.
Overnight at a cottage - Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.

Day 8

Spend two days bird watching at Pangot - Cheena Peak and Kilbury [6500-7500 feet]. An easy walk fetches numerous Himalayan avi-fauna amongst
perennial and seasonal creeks. The through diverse flora one may encounter Leopards, Himalayan Palm Civets, Yellow-throated
Martin, Gorals, Sambhar deer and Barking Deer.
Another day at Pangot and the surrounding areas and visit to
Pangot villages - Baggar and Gughu Khan. See more birds as Crested Serpent and Mountain Hawk Eagles. See Red-flanked
Blue tails. Blue-capped Redstarts and verities of Laughing Thrushes, Black-throated and Altai Accentors,
Whiskered Yuhina and Upland Pipit.

Day 9

Drive to Corbett Tiger Reserve [approx. 3-4 hors with stops for bird watching] take a drive in buffer.
Morning walk to Kumeria and Garjia temple to see rare birds - Wall creeper and Brown Dipper. Post lunch jeep safari to Jhirna Range Forest for 4 hrs. Watch Black and Brown-headed Bulbul, Brown Fish Owls, Little
Yellow-bellied and White-browed Fantail, Crested Laughing Thrushes,
Black-winged Cuckoo Shrike, Parakeets and Minivets.
Overnight at Tiger Camp.

Day 10

visit Corbett Dhikala range - dense Sal
forests and afternoon excursion to the
grasslands. Mammal sightings possible - Tigers,
Indian Elephant, Hog, Sambhar, Spotted and Barking Deer. Also Jackals,
Boar, Civets, Common Mongoose, Rhesus Macaques and Hanuman Langur. The lower
region of Ramganga River offer lots of riverine species as
River Lapwing and Kingfishers. A and around The Lodge watch for Nightjars, Jungle
and Spotted owlets, Grass Owl, White-tailed Stonechat, Red
Jungle fowl, Sunbirds and Changeable Hawk Eagle.
Overnight at Dhikala Forest Lodge.

Day 11

Corbett NP -
Elephant ride (if available) to best
birding spot - Sambhar Road and Khinanauli before
breakfast. Expect - Great Hornbill, Puff-throated Babbler,
Maroon Oriole and Pallas's Fish Eagle. Spend rest of the
morning at water holes before driving down
to Tiger Camp later at noon.
Overnight at Tiger Camp.

Day 12

Corbett NP - at Riverine forests

bordering Ram Ganga river. Find large number of species Parakeets, Nightjars LAPWING, PALLAS'S FISH EAGLE, ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD, BLACK STORK, GREEN MAGPIE, BROWN DIPPER, Redstarts, SPOTTED & LITTLE FORK Tails, Nuthatches, WALL CREEPER, EMERALD Doves, EURASIAN GRIFFON VULTURE, BLACK STORK, NEPAL
HOUSE MARTIN, LESSER YELLOWNAPE woodpecker,
HIMALAYAN FLAMEBACK woodpecker, GREY HEADED CANARY Flycatchers, RED-BILLED
LEIOTHRIX, MAROON ORIOLE, YELLOW BREASTED FANTAIL, BLUE-WINGED MINLA & GREAT
Hornbills, KALIJ Pheasants, GREATER YELLOWNAPE, LONG TAILED
MINIVET and SCARLET MINIVET, BAR-WINGED FLYCATCHER SHRIKE, BRONZED DRONGO, RUFOUS GORGETED FLYCATCHER, TAIGA FLYCATCHER, RUFOUS BELLIED NILTAVA, WHITE RUMPED SHAMA, ASHY
BULBUL, LEMON RUMPED WARBLER, WHITE CRESTED LAUGHING THRUSH, MRS. GOULDS SUNBIRD, CRESTED TREE SWIFT,
ASIAN PALM Swifts, BONELLI'S
EAGLE, great CRESTED KINGFISHER and more.

Day 13

Morning bird watching at Corbett NP then drive to Delhi [approx. 6hrs],
overnight Delhi

Day 14

Depart Delhi 1100.

Price

Price 

From 1850.00 US Dollars per person based on a minimum of Two persons
From 1600.00 US Dollars per person for a minimum of Four persons & above

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.