The Chitwan national park is Nepal’s first national park established in 1973, is best known for bird watching. Bird watching is considered one of the most amazing and recreational activities that our guests love to do while in Chitwan. Chitwan National Park is home to 564 different types of birds which includes migrant birds and resident birds. Out of 564 species of birds found in the national park, 20 are on the endangered list. The Bristle Grass Bird is on the verge of extinction. The migrant birds from India come to Chitwan during winter and stay up to May.
Bird watching package is designed in such a way that you get to see most amazing birds with your naked eyes and with devices like binoculars and telescope. Good cameras will help you to capture once in a lifetime moment for forever. Our expert will guide you through the jungle and help you identify all the birds that are seen on the way.
A boat Safari
A boat safari can give an opportunity to view lazy crocodiles and Gharials upon whom beautiful birds are sitting nicely.
Elephant Back Safari
Elephant back safari is considered best for bird watching. Being at the height, you will be able to view birds at a distance, and your camera can capture better images.
Jeep safari is another awesome way for bird watching in Chitwan National Park. You will get to see the dancing peacock, White-tailed Stonechat bird, Common Kingfisher, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch and more birds along the way. For jeep safari, there can be two options. First one is short of about 4 hours, and another is whole day safari. Short safari will generally start at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm.
Anyone that prefers to walk, you will be accompanied by a guide or a naturalist or by a preferable ornithologist.
The Grey-crowned Prinia, Slender-billed Babbler and the Lesser Adjutant inhabit the Chitwan grasslands. An early morning walk along the Rapti river is important to view exotic birds such as Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican, and Paradise Flycatcher. The Bar-headed Goose, a trans-Himalayan migrant, is seen near the Narayani River. Jungle Maina and Bulbuls are most abundantly found birds in the jungle. Other birds you might see during the walk in the jungle are Golden-fronted Leafbird, Pale-chinned Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Puff-throated Babbler, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Crimson Sunbird, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Hill Mynah, Black-hooded Oriole, White-rumped Shama, Lesser Necklaced, Greater Necklaced and Rufous-necked Laughing-thrushes, Nepal Fulvetta, Streaked Spiderhunter, yellow-bellied Warbler, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Forest Eagle, Tawny Fish Owls, Red-headed Trogon, White-browed Piculet, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird and Little Spiderhunter.