Nepal, lying between Tibet to the north and India to the south, has a remarkably diverse range of bird species for such a small country. Over 840 species have been recorded although only one, the Spiny Babbler is endemic.
This richness of birdlife is attributed to the diversity of habitats and its position sitting along the line that separates the palearctic from the orient. To the north of the country lie the Himalayas and the world highest mountain, to the south a tropical lowland strip which lies just above sea level. One third of the country is forested, providing home to many species including eight species of pheasant, including the enigmatic Himalayan Monal, the country's national bird.
Himalayan Monal © Brian R Field
Showing the 26 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted
Birding & Trekking in Nepal - 12 April - 4 May 2018, author Wendy Newnham (added September 29, 2018)
( Satyr Tragopan, Spiny Babbler, Nepal Wren Babbler, Great Parrotbill)
Nepal: Pulchowki, Langtang Valley and Gosainkund treks - May 1998, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)
Nepal: Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trek, 8th May - 1st June 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)
Kathmandu, Chitwan & Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Nepal, April 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)
Nepal, Birds of the Helambu & Langtang Trek - 18 March - 2 April 2010, author Tom Wheatley (added October 5, 2012)
(Langtang & Helambu Trek)
Nepal Khatmandu Valley 10-15 Mar 09, author Birding Ecotours (link created May 15, 2009)
(Phulchowki Mountain, Whiskered Yuhina, Hoary-throated Barwing, Godaveri Botanical Gardens, Blue-throated Barbet , Bhaktapur , Eurasian Griffon)
Nepal: Langtang and Chitwan, 24th March to 12th April 2013, author Pete Aley (added May 11, 2013)
(Langtang trek, Chitwan, and Pulchowki)
Nepal - Poon Hill / Ghandruk, Chitwan and Pulchowki - April 2010, author Oscar Campbell (added June 29, 2010)
Pokhara, Nepal - 28th December 2011 – 2nd January 2012, author Mark Read (link created January 8, 2012)
(Our budget trip to Pokhara was planned as a break from Dhangadhi, in the Far‐West Terai region of Nepal, where we have been working for the last 6 months.)
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