I love to watch birds and this time I have chosen India for my penchant this season. One of my friends has recommended me Asian adventures and that’s why I went on the Pangot tour with my friends. There is no other place that offers a wide range of birds and mammals as Uttarakhand offers. In fact, Pangot is considered as one of the most scenic birding destinations in India. The natural beauty of this place ensures that you are going to spend some of the best days of your trip and enjoy the birding tour around the city. I had taken the birding tour of Pangot during the winter season and the whole city was covered with a beautiful layer of snow. The whole view of the Dehradun Valley was simply fascinating.
Our journey started on January 10th from Delhi and our first halt was Haridwar and then Bijnor. Both of these locations are renowned for their natural charm and cultural attractions. However, the only thing we wanted to do was birding and that’s why we didn’t waste our time sightseeing. Fortunately, Uttarakhand didn’t disappoint us. Just like other tourists, we found that the Doon Valley is an amazing place with a wide range of exotic flora and Fauna. The healthy atmosphere and richness of topography turn this valley into an ideal place as the dwelling of many types of birds. It has everything that the birds need to live an enjoyable life and that’s why we had chosen this valley for birding.
If you want to see some unusual and rare species of birds, there is no other better location than the Walterre Lodge. It is one of the most impressive locations to stay if you want to see birds out of the window every morning. It features some rare species of birds, and that’s why we stayed here. It was quite an exciting experience for me. We were spying on the renowned Himalayan vulture and the charming green-tailed Sunbird. We didn’t miss an opportunity of see the Himalayan ruby throat and black-throated Sunbird during our short visit. I was quite delighted by having such a wide variety of birds near my residence and that offered me a euphoric high.
We also visited the Tiger Camp at Corbett during our 7-day trip. There we got a chance to spot the ibisbill and its long red-covered bill instantly charmed me and my companions. It was like a reward after spending some time on the lunch safari because we were spotting the ibis bill there. It is a must-see bird for you if you are also taking a trip here. After enjoying the charming view of the ibisbill we got a chance to watch the royal predator, the Pallas’s fish eagle. It seems amazing because of its white face and the light brown hood. Another thing that entertained us during this visit was Lapwing with its irregular wing beat. Spotting this bird was also an achievement for me. We also got a chance to spot the vanishing glimpse of the king of the jungle, the tiger. It is also a must-see attraction at Corbett. During our after-lunch safari at Dikhala, we succeeded in watching the Rufous woodpecker quench. Both were quite amazing and eye-catching
Getting a chance of spotting all of these birds with my kaleidoscope was an amazing experience for me. I always get delighted, when I step within the true beauty of nature and sometimes I get speechless after viewing the glory of nature. I saw the colored balconette, which owns a charming white body with a striking collar. Its wingspan would be around 35 cm. Of course, we were searching for the birds, but the mammals also delighted us with their unique appearance. We have seen the Asiatic elephant along with the Hog deer during this trip. As the morning safari was completed, we saw the White-rumped Shama.
Only those individuals spot the rare species of charming birds in the Asian safari, who are truly passionate about it. We had a chance to spot a large variety of birds during different safaris. Of course, watching other wildlife animals was a bonus for me and my companions. Fortunately, we had hired some of the best guides who led us towards the best locations to spot the birds. We knew how what nature looks like and how it welcomes true nature lovers.
After spending some delightful time at the Tiger Camp, we moved towards the snow-covered Pangot. The Cheena Peak Range was completely covered with snow and its view was simply amazing. The whole Pangot is covered with the Oak jungles and Pine trees. Here we were looking for the Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Blue-winged Minla, and Rufous-bellied woodpecker.
Mammals, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Himalayan Goral, and Leopard. Of course, we saw all of those species, which we wanted to see and that’s why this trip was an amazing birding trip for me and my companions.
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