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The Following Reports are available from Northern India :
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Northern India (this page) Northern Himalaya, Uttaranchal, Corbett, Kaladhungi, Naini Tal, New Delhi
NorthWest India Rajasthan, Western Himalaya
North East India West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Darjeeling, Lava
Goa Goa, Backwoods, Western Ghats
Southern India Kerala, Andaman Islands,Mysore,Cochin, Tamil Nadu

Camp Corbett and Mountain Quail Camp

  • The Himalayan land of Kumaon, in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal, is a paradise for birdwatching and wildlife. Situated 25 km east of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Camp Corbett offers comfortable accomodation for a very reasonable price. Explore the spectacular hill jungles on foot, with 317 bird species recorded. Our mountain lodge at Pangot is in another fascinating area for birding. (Visit Website direct)
India Footprints

India Footprints

  • India is a country which contiues to amaze and enthrall the world as it unfolds its tremendous cultural and Natural treasures. India Footprints caters to clients who want responsible tourism. We help and support Orphanage house. When you take a tour with India Footprints it is not only about tourism, you contribute to Environment, the Nature & the Wildlife. We cater for Tailormade or customized  tours.

  • Specializes in Birdwatching and wildlife safaris in Bharatpur, Delhi, Corbett Park and its surrounding areas and the hills of Kumaons. Since we belong to the area and are totally passionate about our activities we can assure you of a comfortable way to enjoy nature, birdwatching and wildlife in India.

Large Indian NIghtjar

Northern India January 12th - 30th 2005 

  • There were a great many highlights, but those most vivid in my mind are of flocks of Indian Coursers at Bharatpur, Sarus Cranes standing majestically in agricultural fields near Bharatpur, Brown and Tawny Fish Owls at Kumeria and Corbett, Marshall's Iora at Bharatpur....Chris Bradshaw reports for Birdwatching Breaks

Okhla Bird Sanctuary, New Delhi, India 24th & 29th October 2012

  • This predominately wetland reserve (established in 1990) is an Important Bird Area (IBA). A checklist available at the checkpoint lists over 320 species of bird recorded in the sanctuary. It is approximately 4km2 in area and is located near Noida, to the SE of Delhi...Mark D. Read reports.

India ~ Birds, Tigers and the Taj Mahal 2nd - 12th December 2010

  • The Chambal river is hidden by a shroud of mist first thing, but an Osprey sitting on a dead branch close to the shore gradually appears as the mist begins to clear...Chris Hall reports.

India (Delhi & Corbett National Park), 22/03/2009-8/09/2009

  • I spent a week at Corbett National Park and a few hours in Delhi birdwatching almost exclusively. I hired guides for my time in Corbett and together we managed a rather decent total given that I was about a month late for the optimal concentration of breeding species and winter migrants...Clayton Burne reports.

Northern India, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Chambal and Bharatpur Dec 17-31st 2005

  • For those who like water birds in large numbers, of whom I am one, this was birding at its best. Huge rafts of birds in their thousands were spread across the Yamuna River with Northern Pintail seemingly in the greatest numbers...Alf King reports.

Morni, Kasasul,  Kalesar National Park and Panipat Oil Refinery April 2005

  • Itinerary, photos and birdlists....Suresh C. Sharma reports

Northern India March 23rd - April 14th 2004

  • This report describes our trip to India in spring 2004. This trip included three parts: the first six days a kind off extended twitch trying to see some highly desired species we missed during our previous trip to Northwest India in 2001, then the second part, a  five day stay at Rhantambhor to try to see some mammals...and the third part, eleven days in Darjeeling and Lava in West Bengal......Pierre van der Wielen reports.

Northern India, a Birding / Trekking Trip 28th Feb – 22nd March 2004

  • This report gives details of a recent trip that my husband & I made to Corbett National Park & several of the hill stations in the foothills of the Himalayas. The area we visited is situated about 180kms almost directly north of Delhi. Our idea was to incorporate both our hobbies - birding and trekking.....Wendy and Richard Newnham report.

Northern India 16 January 2004 – 1 February 2004

  • We ended up recording a fairly creditable 352 species in 2 weeks. Highlights included no less than 8 species of owl, 7 of which were lifers, a flock of Great Slaty Woodpeckers at Corbett, extreme close-up views of a Tiger, for about 15 minutes, near Dhikala, Indian Skimmer and Great Thick-knee at Chambal, and general top-quality birding at Pangot and Bharatpur....Gruff Dodd reports

Northern India and Nepal 5th December 2003 – 4th January 2004

  • This report is based on a one-month trip to the northern sub-continent, covering well-known sites such as Bharatpur, Ranthambhore, Ramnagar, Corbett and the Naini Tal area in India, along with Bardia, Chitwan and the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. As this was my first major birding trip to the region, the basic aim was to cover the selected sites in depth, attempting to pick up the widest variety of species as possible...Jos Stratford reports

18 Day Himalayan Birding Tour April 2003

  • The Great Himalayan National Park is a delight for Himalayan avifauna watchers with over three hundred species that can be sighted. One of the few known viable populations of Western Tragopan, a highly endangered species of pheasants, lives in this protected environment....Niels Poul Dreyer reports.

Northern India 27 January - 12 February 2001

  • Northern India in general and Bharatpur in particular have been a major part of my birding consciousness for over 20 years.  I cant even remember where or when I first heard or read of this Maharaja's hunting area now given over to wildlife.  I did promise myself that one day God willing I would pay a visit to this site now acknowledged as one of the foremost birding Mecca's in the world...Steve Dark reports

Kaladhungi, Naini Tal, India March/April and Nov 2000

  • I have been visiting this fascinating part of the Himalayan foothills for 14 years. It's about 25 km east of Corbett Tiger Reserve, in the same belt of dense forest (Terai and Bhabar tracts), but is not part of any wildlife reserve, although the forests here are designated "Government Reserve Forest"....Christopher Salt reports


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Some Useful bird books for Northern India :
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Birds of the Indian subcontinent
Carol Inskipp, Richard Grimmett, Tim Inskipp: Buy from or

  • This highly recommended field guide covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at-a-glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches.

Birds of Northern India
Richard Grimmett, Tim Inskipp: Buy from or

  • From the wet evergreen forests and alpine peaks of the Himalayas, to the Thar Desert and the vast wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural habitats that stretch to New Delhi and beyond, northern India is a diverse and welcoming paradise for birders and ecotourists. This field guide provides a concise, fully illustrated introduction to the region's known species.

A Photographic guide to India (including Nepal, Sri Lanka, The maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan and Bangladesh.)
Bikram Grewal: Buy from or

  • This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book. This is an essential volume for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as for anyone traveling to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Bhutan.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Krys Kazmierczak: Buy from or

  • This up-to-date pocket-sized guide is essential for anyone interested in the birds of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. The book includes information on field identification, habitat, range, and status of the 1,300 species of birds found these countries, as well as illustrations and distribution maps for each.

Collins Birds of India
Martin Wedgwood: Buy from or

  • This compact work has full colour illustrations of the more common and striking birds on the Indian sub-continent. It covers 545 bird species in a vast diversity of habitats ranging from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka, and from Pakistan to Bangladesh


Pocket guide to Birds of the Indian subcontinent
Grimmett, Inskipp & Inskipp.(2002): Buy from

  • Concentrating on identification, this guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent covers over 1300 species, with information on habits and distribution. It also includes a detailed map for each species.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal
Bikram Grewal: Buy from

  • A photographic guide to the bird species most frequently seen in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Over 250 species are included, with thumbnail silhouettes identifying visually the different family groups. The book's introduction explains how to use the guide effectively and also contains information on bird biology and behaviour.

A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Salim Ali & Dillon Ripley: Buy from

  • This comprehensive book depicts all bird species found on the Indian Subcontinent. The entries are arranged familywise on 106 colour plates which follow each other in systematic order and are thus easy to find. Beautifully illustrated by the American bird painter, John Henry Dick, the book provides concise information concerning status, size, habitat and distribution within subcontinental limits. The text has also been completely revised and updated with a great deal of new data.


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Goa: Rough Guide
David Abram: Buy from or

  • If any word could be said to encapsulate the essence of GOA, it would have to be the Portuguese sossegarde, meaning "carefree". For the birder the area is a paradise, two hundred species should be available during a two week period with a hundred more on a long stay. Goa's National Parks all get a mention, along with key access details. Other intriquing wild life notes include, the "Mugger" Crocodile and how to see the endangered "Olive Ridley" Marine Turtle.

Lonely Planet Delhi
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  • includes the Taj Mahal and Jaipur. This covered everything I needed before travelling to India. It is full of useful tips and information and was enough for our limited needs.
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