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Himalayan Birding with Keoladeo National park

 

Day 1
Arrive Delhi Airport.

Assistance upon arrival later we will drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for night at a lodge. (4 hours Drive).

At Bharatpur three days are spent bird watching on foot and cycle rickshaws. At Bharatpur birding sight birders can checklist about one hundred fifty plus birds. Birds seen are herons, and egrets, Ruddy breasted crake, brown crake, Sarus cranes, Common cranes, Jacanas, chats, Baillon’s crake, Long tailed shrike, Little heron, Yellow Bittern, Black Bittern, Grey Hornbills, Thrushes, Great white pelican, Reed warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler, species of Munias, migratory Lark and vast range of teals and duck species that arrive in cold season.
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Day 2
Bharatpur

Birding on foot and cycle rickshaws with an expert guide.
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Day 3
Birding on foot and cycle rickshaws with an expert guide.
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Day 4
Drive to Chambal, Early morning river cruise at Chambal river,later drive to Agra visit Tajmahal.Lunch at Agra later Drive to Delhi overnight Hotel
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Day 5
Leave for Sattal (Nanital District)

At Sattal birding is unique much different from plains species like Nilatavas, pheasants, Griffons, Bearded Vulture. Forktails, Thrush, Blue throated barbet, Great barbet. Also see long tailed broadbill, Blue winged Minla, Streaked laughing thrush, white throated laughing thrush, collared owlet, Black Bulbul, Jays, Dark-throated Sunbird and Green tailed sunbirds.
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Day 6
Day spent Birding at Sattal yields more and more species of avian wonders: Greater and Lesser Yellow napes, Spectacled warblers. Winter wrens, Speckled Piculet, Eurasian Doves, bar winged flycatcher shrike, Grey Bush chats and Russet Sparrows. Sight Cuckoos - Indian, Oriental, Large-hawk and Eurasian Cuckoo. Set your eyes on Grey Tree pies, Olive backed pipits, Maroon Oriole, Black winged Cuckoo Shrike, Scaly wren, Himalayan parakeets, Spot winged tits also Black-lored tit and Green-backed tit.
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Day 7
Morning drive up higher to Pangot over two hundred meters above sea level. Pangot Birding Lodge.Birding at amidst Pine, Cedar, Oak trees and Rhododendron and Juniper bushes at great heights is a unique experience. Sight plenty of Striated Prinias, Siberian bush chat, Nuthatches and Tree creepers. Discover large species of Woodpeckers. Chir pheasant is found here in Pangot along with Koklass pheasant.
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Day 8
Cheena Peak and Kilbury. Discover more and more Himalayan avifauna amidst the perennial and seasonal creeks. While bird meet a Leopard, Civets and Yellow-throated Martin, Goral and Muntjac. With luck spot Crested Serpent Eagle and Hawk Eagles, Accentors, Peregrine Falcons, Redstarts and Streaked and Laughing Thrushes, Yuhinas and Upland Pipit.
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Day 9 Drive to Delhi overnight Hotel. .
Day 10
Transfer to international airport
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Highlights
9 Nights in Hotels/lodges
Includes all meals
Birding guide
Airport pick up & drop

Transport
Dedicated air conditioned car/Coach with driver

Group Size
Approx. 1 to 12

Tour Staff
India Footprints Local guides.
Dedicated tour escort in groups
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