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Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur)

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is located in the northern state of Rajasthan in India. Initially called the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (because of its location), the place soon received the credit of a national park in 1982. It further attained the tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and is also a Ramsar site.

388 species have been reliably recorded inside the park, with common birds including Sarus Crane, Black-necked Stork, Indian Scops Owl, Coppersmith Barbet, Black-rumped Flameback, Black Redstart, Red-breasted Flycatcher, many kingfishers, ducks, herons, waders, and raptors, and rarer species such as Dalmatian Pelican, Brooks’s Leaf Warbler, Smoky Warbler, Siberian Rubythroat and Marshall’s Iora, quite often seen.

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Desert National Park

Desert National Park (DNP) is in the Thar Desert in Western Rajasthan, very close to the border with Pakistan. One of the largest and the richest arid region in India, it supports a long list of species, including several difficult to find elsewhere.

Sudasari is undoubtedly one of Desert National Park’s best kept birding spots, most famed for the Great Indian Bustard. Other birds include Macqueen’s Bustard, Cream-coloured Courser, Asian Desert Warbler, and White-browed (Stoliczka’s) Bushchat.

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Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim Corbett National Park, officially Corbett Tiger Reserve—and popularly known purely as Corbett—is a fabulous wildlife destination in northern India. Corbett National Park is located near Ramnagar in the state of Uttarakhand. Nestled at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Corbett is a spectacular landscape, famous for Bengal Tiger and Asian Elephants.

The mountains and foothills harbour diverse avifauna, such as Ibisbill, Lesser Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish Owl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Wallcreeper and Himalayan Rubythroat, and attract flocks of birdwatchers from around the globe every year. At least 512 bird species, including migrants and residents, have been reliably recorded (as per eBird) in and around Corbett.

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Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjoining Jeypore Reserve Forest in Assam form 200 sq km of the last remaining lowland tropical rainforests in India.

Huge hunting parties of birds are a feature, with some of the speciality birds including Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Red-headed Trogon, Oriental Bay Owl and the rare Austen’s Brown Hornbill.

Read our guide to the habitat, the birds, the animals (seven species of cats!), and all about visiting Dehing Patkai.

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Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is arguably the most important birding site in the Eastern Himalayas of India.

The forest supports about 500 species and is the only place in the world to see the recently discovered Bugun Liocichla.

Other highlights of a birding trip here include Blyth’s and Temminck’s Tragopans, Ward’s Trogon, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis and Beautiful Nuthatch.

After reading this invaluable guide to the birding locations at Eaglenest, and seeing some of the birds present there, we guarantee you’ll be planning your trip very soon!

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