19. Birdwatching in Nepal including transcontinental and altitudinal migrants

For best of bird watching in Nepal, we travel from temperate to Subtropical climate, from over 2000m above sea level to just 100m, visit world heritage natural and cultural sites, ramsar site, other wetlands and birth place of Buddha.

Nepal supports over 10% of the world’s bird species diversity. To-date about 860 bird species has been recorded from Nepal in the last 150 years. The corresponding altitude and habitat in the five physiographic zones including special sites such as Mai Valley, Rara Ringmo finger and western Terai contributed to the bird species richness in Nepal.

There are transcontinental and altitudinal migration of birds in Nepal. There are about 150 winter migrants residing in forest and wetlands. The summer migrants (about 62) include cuckoos, crow-billed drongo, pitta, Chestnut headed bee-eater etc.

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