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Our Representative / Expedition Leader will meet you at Delhi airport, on arrival and you will be escorted to the hotel at Delhi for overnight stay.
Enjoy the morning drive to Pangot Uttarakhand in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle. Pangot is situated in the kilbury bird sanctuary, a small paradise for the birdwatchers in Nainital district. The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. Many of the birds found in the surrounding areas, are typically Himalayan species. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij & cheer pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals and barking deer.
It will be an early start today, with packed lunch Birdwatching at Pangot, and surrounding areas comes with the variety of birds like slaty-headed & Red-breasted parakeet, Grey Bushchat, long-tailed & grey-backed shrike, Common Kestrel, Besra, chestnut-bellied rock thrush etc. You will spot all if you are lucky or just the streaked laughing thrush which is a common garden bird here.
After the morning birding session, we will be heading to our next destination: Sattal, offering a natural habitat for bird species rufous-gorgeted flycatcher, red-billed leiothrix, Siberian rubythroat, rock bunting etc. Also look for rufous-chinned & white crested laughing thrush, rufous-breasted accentor, greater yellow-naped flameback, speckled piculet etc.It takes about one hour fourty minutes to reach Sattal from Pangot, before lunch we will look for birds in and around the lodge we will be staying in a birding lodge.
We will start our birding session in and around sattal, with packed breakfast. We will come back at the lodge for lunch. Post lunch you can relax and watch the bird coming to the feeder, a good opportunity to photograph them. We can also explore the local market area.
After breakfast, drive to Corbett National Park en-route Mongoli Valley for bird watching. Corbett National Park offers to watch the rare birds like Great hornbill, Pallas’s fish eagle, grey-headed and lesser fish eagle, red-collared falconet etc. Also spot jungle owlet, scaly-bellied woodpecker, red-breasted parakeet, Himalayan swiftlet, stork-billed & crested kingfisher and white-tailed & Siberian Rubythroat. Check-in at the beautiful camp along the Kosi River in corbett.
Corbett is quite rich in Flora & fauna like Tiger, Asiatic elephants, sambhar, barking deer, smooth coated otters etc.
Morning and Afternoon game drive in Jim Corbett national park.
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park.
Birding around the best places in around Corbett to catch the glimpse of different species of birds in the midst of Kumeria forest or by the river. The birds that you can see are tawny & brown fish owl, Asian barred owlet, plumbeous water redstart, brown dipper, fork tailed, crested tree swift, spangled drongo, bearded bee-eater etc. Afternoon we will visit near Garjia temple side on Kosi River to chase the songs of the inviting birds and to look out for Ibis bill. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast checkout and drive back to New Delhi with packed lunch. Dinner at the hotel in Delhi
Catch the early morning flight back to Heathrow.