Pangot a small Himalayan village, just 15 km from the hill station Nainital. This Kumaoni hamlet has a small settlement of Kumaoni village folk. The forested areas around Pangot offer a spectacular view, lovely nature trails, and great birding opportunities. This birder paradise boast of over 250 species sightings.

Bird Specialties –

  • Himalayan Griffon
  • Lammergeier
  • Blue-winged Minla
  • Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
  • Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail
  • Rufous-bellied Niltava
  • Khalij, Cheer & Koklass Pheasant
  • Hill Partridge

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Bird sightings at Pangot region, Nainital district 2017
By Sanjib Acharya

Naturalist and Expert Birding Guide – Asian Adventures
30th March 2017

A Brown-flanked Bush Warbler seen at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge at 6:25 is, the first record for this season.
21st March 2017

26th March 2017
Peregrine Falcon 1
Booted Eagle 1
Mountain Hawk Eagle 2
Crested Serpent Eagle 1
Himalayan Vulture 8
Black Eagle 1
Steppe Eagle1
Bonelli’s Eagle 2
19th March 2017

Location: Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot.
Scaly Thrush 1
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 4
Oriental Cuckoo (heard)
Ultramarine Flycatcher 1
Date: 18th March 2017

Location: Kilbury
Chestnut-crowned Warbler (Seicerus castaniceps) 1
Male Koklass Pheasant (Pucracia macrolopha)
Black Eagle’s Nest Found at this geographic location: N 29°25’02.3412 /E 087°25’44.6988

The nest was active and one adult was in the nest, while the other flew in with prey (rat).
17th March 2017
Location Pangot
An adult Mountain Hawk Eagle sighted.
Two Large-billed Crow were chasing the eagle. The raptor had some prey kept on his feet.
3rd March 2017

Large-Tailed Nightjar arrived and started calling at dusk, it was heard till the early hours of dawn. It is time for the winter migrants to come up to their breeding ground, and prepare for breeding.

Butterflies update March 2017
Small Grass Yellow
Dark-clouded Yellow
Indian Cabbage White
Indian Tortoiseshell
Pea Blue
Hummingbird Hawk Moth.

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