Nainital District is unique for its Bio diversity and Ecological amplitude
District has Richest Oak, Pine and Rhododendron Forest main habitats for
Watching in Nainital District
the 8650 species of birds in the world, India is home to as many
as 1200 (roughly 14%), out of which 141 are endemic to Nainital
Even more astonishing is the fact that out of the total 27 Orders
and 155 Families that bird life has been classified into, Out of
these, 77 are endangered species. The reason for this richness of
species is the region's highly varied climate, the associated diversity
From the heights of the highest Himalayas to the greatest mangrove
forest delta in the Corbett National Park, the land is unique, making
Nainital District a home for some of the most sought after wild
birds in the world.
Although all the national parks are the great spots for birding
tours, But on this page we have listed few of the birdwatching spots
that are celebrated for bird watching tours in India.
FOREST CAMPING / RESORTS/ HOTELS
The oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other
conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and
refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with
varieties of fern and moss breaking through the
rich soil. The forest gets thicker as you walk further.
The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the
habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams.
A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute
dream for a birdwatcher, this walk is a must.
Nainital District has Richest Oak, Pine and Rhododendron Forest
main habitats for Excellent Birding
Birds in Nainital District
The unique avian fauna of Nainital District includes red-billed blue
magpie, kingfishers, blue-throated and brown-headed barbets, lineated
barbet, golden-throated barbet, crimson-fronted barbet, coppersmith
Barbet plum-headed parakeet, slaty-headed Parakeet, chestnut bellied
rock thrush, titmouse, babblers, jungle Owlet, fish eagle, pied woodpecker,
brown-capped pygmy woodpecker, grey-capped pygmy woodpecker, brown-fronted
woodpecker, stripe-breasted woodpecker, yellow-crowned woodpecker,
rufous-bellied woodpecker, crimson-breasted woodpecker, Himalayan
woodpecker, lesser yellownape woodpecker, greater yellow-naped woodpecker,
streak-throated woodpecker, grey-headed woodpecker, scaly-bellied
woodpecker, common flameback woodpecker, Indian tree pies, blue whistling-thrush,
lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, crested serpent eagle, flycatchers,
cheer pheasants, Kalij pheasant, Koklas pheasants, dollarbird, leaf
birds, flowerpecker, purple sunbird, brown headed stork-billed kingfisher,
stork-billed kingfisher, crested kingfisher, white-throated kingfisher,
pied kingfisher, common kingfisher, blue-eared kingfisher, Himalayan
kingfisher, Mrs. Gould’s sunbird, green-tailed sunbird, black-throated
sunbird, black-breasted sunbird, Crimson sunbird, fire-tailed sunbird,
thick-billed flowerpecker, plain-leaf flowerpecker, fire-breasted
flowerpecker, russet Sparrow, rufous Babbler, black-headed Jay, scaly-breasted
wren-Babbler, black-capped sibia, blue whistling thrush, finches,
mountain hawk eagle, black eagle, eurasian jay, white-rumped needletail,
black-headed jay, black-lored, black-throated tits, black bulbul,
ashy-throated warblers, black-chinned babbler, rufous-breasted accentor,
red-billed blue magpie, grey-winged blackbird, Eurasian griffon, common
buzzard, black-chinned babbler, pink-browed rosefinch, common wood
pigeon, slaty-headed parakeet, laughingthrush, chestnut-tailed minla,
lemon-rumped warblers, and many more.
Diversityof Nainital District
Nainital District is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude.
It has more than 1000 species of resident and migratory birds, 20
species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000
species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. The flora covers
a wide and diverse range of plants ranging from Bryophytes, orchids,
rare climbing plants, ferns, lichens, fungi, medicinal herbs and shrubs.
Each individual lake has its own unique Diatom index. The Trophic
Diatom Index uses the composition of freshwater diatom assemblages
to assess water quality and ecological status.
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