Bird Watching

Bird Watching








7 days

Recognized by Birdlife international as a bird rich area, with more than 300 species recorded, Munsiyari is to Kumaon what Chopta is to Garhwal, , Munsiyari nestled in the middle himalayas of Kumaon division, in Uttarakhand ,close to the greater himalayas , is a perfect place for high altitude birds like Monals, cheer pheasants , koklaas pheasants , laughing thrushes , finches , accentors and more.

This Birding tour organized by travelderness aims to showcase the scenic, picturesque beauty of this quaint little town along with its rich bird life to all its participants. Target species in this tour would include satyr tragopan, Monals, Cheer pheasants , Koklaas pheasants, Finches, spotted laughing thrush, Golden bush robin, fire fronted serin etc.

Pick up from Kathgodam station , and start our long journey towards Berinag/chaukori. Meals on the way as we stop for birding at various points along the way. Looking for Brown dipper, crested kingfisher at Kainchi dham, steppe eagles near almora. Check into a hotel at berinag or chaukori and a session of birding ( depending on the time we reach). Dinner and overnight at chaukori/berinag.
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blue throated barbet Early morning birding at Berinag / Chaukori looking for thrushes, woodpeckers, warblers , barbets and finches,followed by breakfast. Post breakfast we make our way towards munsiyari ( 100kms/ 4 hours ), check into a hotel , lunch and an afternoon session of birding near college road or nanda devi temple area . back to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Munsiyari.
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himalayan monalEarly start at 5 a.m , as we head towards Betuli dhar Forest, at an altitude of around 2600m Primarily to look for Monal, cheer pheasant, koklaas winter wren, spotted laughinh thrush etc. The Forest around the road is also good for Woodpeckers, tits, warblers, laughing thrushes and wood pigeons. We scan the area, exploring and photographing till 10 a.m and head back to munsyari town for breakfast, Post breakfast , and a two hour rest, lunch , as we make our way to balati farms for some afternoon birding, Primarily looking for grossbeaks, pipits and other himalayan birds. Late evening we head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Munsiyari.
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spot winged rosefinch Early start as this time we make way towards Sarmoli  looking for Golden bush robin, spot winged rosefinch , scimitar babblers , dark breasted and pink browed rosefinch etc. Back to hotel for breakfast, Lunch followed by afternoon birding at Nanda devi temple area. Back to Hotel for Dinner and overnight !
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Satyr Tragopan MunsiariEarly morning start ( with packed breakfast ) towards Khaliya top primarily to look for Satyr tragopan , This exercise will require the guests to trek up for about an hour, looking to get close to the habitat that the tragopan prefers. The area arround is also good for winter wrens., woodpeckers, Babblers, wren babblers, Spotted laughing thrush etc. ,Back to Munsiari for lunch followed by another excursion in the afternoon to Betuli dhar for other high altitude birds

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rufous breasted accentorEarly morning birding at madkote till 11, to look for birds found near water or at a lower altitude during winters, whihc could include chestnut headed tesia, Laughing thrushes, Warblers, Maroon oriole to name a few . Back to the resort for Breakfast and lunch will be followed by another session at college road to look for left out species .
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RosefinchesMorning birding at Nanda devi temple looking for more photos of beautiful rosefinch, Accentors, serin and goldfinch , and post breakfast we make our way back to Kathgodam for overnight train to Delhi

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  1. Conveyance charges from Kathgodam to munsiyari and back
  2. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in munsiari ( 5 nights )
  3. Accommodation on twin sharing basis at berinag/chaukori
  4. All Meals
  5. Morning / evening tea
  6. local naturalist
  7. Tour leader
  8. All taxes
  1. Travel cost from participant’s home town to Kathgodam and back
  2. Any extra food item not included in the meal as per itinerary
  3. Any alcoholic beverage
  4. Laundry, phone call, etc. personal charges
  5. Tips
  6. Mineral water
  7. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  8. Any kind of insurance