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

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 : Jan 2010 & Jan 2011, author Tom Wheatley (added September 23, 2014)
(Curious diet of White-throated Kingfisher)

Nepal: Langtang Valley, April 1998, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Nepal: Pulchowki, Langtang Valley and Gosainkund treks - May 1998, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Nepal: Langtang and Gosainkund trek, April 2001, 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)

Nepal, February-March 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Nepal, 4th - 28th April 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Nepal, 5th - 18th February 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Lowland Nepal, Birds and Big Game - Spring 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Kathmandu, Chitwan & Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Nepal, April 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Nepal - 23rd January - 10th April 2011, author Tom Wheatley (added September 10, 2012)
(Chitwan, Pokhara, Annapurnas)

Nepal, Birds of the Helambu & Langtang Trek - 18 March - 2 April 2010, author Tom Wheatley (added October 5, 2012)
(Langtang & Helambu Trek)

Nepal - Everest Region, February 12th - 25th 2010, author Tom Wheatley (added November 15, 2016)
(Jiri to Namche Bazaar: Monal, Blood Pheasant, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Gold-naped Finch)

Nepal - 11th -20th April 2011, author Julian Thomas (added May 22, 2011)
(Chitwan, Koshi Tappu, Kathmandu, Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, Bristled Grassbird, Rufous-vented Prinia)

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 - 23rd December 2011 – 6th January 2012, author David Marshall (added March 6, 2012)

Nepal - November 23rd - January 4th 2010-11, author Andy Adcock (added March 19, 2011)

Nepal - Poon Hill / Ghandruk, Chitwan and Pulchowki - April 2010, author Oscar Campbell (added June 29, 2010)

Nepal - May 4th - 13th 2017, author Thad Roller (added June 19, 2017)
(Everest Base Camp, Sagarmatha, Mount Everest, Himalayan Monal, Tibetan Snowcock, )

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.)

Nepal 2012 trip report Inskipp, author Carol Inskipp (link created December 20, 2012)
(Chitwan, Kosi Bird Observatory, Koshi Camp, Nalang, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Paudur Hill raptor watch site)

Nepal - Koshi - 5th - 7th April 2008, author Carol Inskipp (added August 14, 2008)
(Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Koshi Barrage, Rufous-vented Prinia, Bristled Grassbird)

Nepal 3rd- 24th January 2008, author Joe Cockram (added April 7, 2008)
(Jomsom Trek, Pokhara, Chitwan NP)

Nepal - March - April 2005, author Marc Ameels (added April 20, 2005)
(with photo of Ibisbill)

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