Bird Watching in Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park
Bird Watching Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park is very well-known for a unique range of bird’s life. You can find here local as well as drifter type. At Corbett, you must visit the moderately new convergence of the rivers Mandal and Ramganga. The forest is regular by the Ultramarine Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill and Blue-winged Minla. Little and Spotted Forktails, Brown Dipper and the Slaty, are easy to see, as are the Long-billed Thrush and Common Green Magpie.There is an exceptional variety of bird life, both local and migrant species. A rich mix of forest, riverine and mountain species are sighted here all year round though winter months are especially good for migratory birds.
Walks in the forest would reveal the vocal White throated and White-crested laughing thrush and the beautiful but aggressive Common Green Magpie. The Upper canopy should be scanned for the colourful Long-tailed Broadbill and Maroon Orioles, here one also comes across hunting parties of Blue winged minla, Black Throated Tit, Grey headed canary flycatcher, Chestnut bellied nuthatch and scarlet minivets.
Plain backed and the much sought after Scaly thrush prefer to forage under Clerodendron undergrowth with dense Sal\Tree canopy here one also comes across Khaleej pheasants. Oriental and Great Pied hornbills are seen as they fly over their typical valley to valley flying pattern.
In winters, the Ramganga Lake is full by waders, herons, ducks, and egrets in large numbers. Pallases and Osprey Fish Eagle are also commonly seen here. The river Kosi is a best place to view the Great Thicknee, the Ibisbill, and Wall Creeper. Dhikala/Gairal, is the heart of the Corbett National Park. The grassland of Dhikala is the best place for bird watching. More than 50 type’s birds are found here. Large owls include the Brown Fish Owl and the rare Tawny Fish Owl. You can also see Hen Harrier, Red Avadavat, Bright-headed Cisticola, Chestnut-capped Babbler and Grass Owl..