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The Following Reports are available from Nepal:
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Reports from 2002 onwards - click here

Nepal: Lantang National Park 11 April - 4 May, 2001

  • We birded for a couple of hours around Thulo Syabru, especially in the conifers along the first part of the trail towards Dhunche. We found a large mixed-species flock that contained a pair each of Gen and White-browed Shrike-Babblers, Verditer Flycatchers, Chestnut-tailed Minlas, Whiskered Yuhinas, Grey-headed Warblers as well as numerous Phylloscopus warbers. Also seen was a covey of four Hill Partridges that scurried across the trail and up an adjacent slope....David and Nicholas Fischer report.

Langtang and Gosiankund trek April 2001

  • A day excursion to Phulchwoki, the highest peak of the Kathmandu Valley at just over 9,000 feet.  Here we covered the lower slopes in the morning and visited the Botanical gardens, which are close by, in the afternoon and had over 90 species of birds during approximately 7 hrs.  A trek brief over a wonderful Nepalese meal at the Bhojan Griha restaurant was a fine way to end the first full day back in Nepal....John B O’Connell-Davidson reports

Langtang Valley of Nepal  26th April to 12th May 2001

  • The planned trip for the two participants, Mike Finnigan and Stephen Mawby was a Himalayan trek, firstly in the Langtang Valley with the trek beginning at Dhunche and thereafter passing via the holy lake at Gosainkund, going over the Laurebina Pass and returning to Kathmandu via the Helambu route.  Birding was only a secondary reason for the trip...

Birding in the Langtang valley March 2001

  • Nepal, sits on the 'roof' of the world, where the Indian subcontinent collides with the orient to the north. This pivotal position within Eurasia, with a massive range in altitude is home to a list of almost 850 bird species, about ten percent of the world's total. To British birders, there are  some familiar species like Golden Eagle, Swallow, Stonechat and Raven, some that are scarce prizes such as Olive Backed Pipit and Red Flanked Bluetail, and many  more which are totally exotic...Chris and Alison Hall report.

Nepal 4-20 January 2001

  • From 4-20th January 2001 we (Remco Hofland , Hans van der Meulen & Chris Quispel from The Netherlands) made a birdwatching trip to Nepal. Part of the attraction is formed by the opportunity to see several species from the Eastern Palearctic which are very rare vagrants to Europe, together with sought-after Asian birds such as Great Hornbill and Ibisbill.

Nepal: Langtang & Gosainkund Trek 26th April - 17th May 1997

  • David and John Cooper report on the birds seen on their trek through the Himalayas.

Nepal: 1st - 28th Jan 1989

  • Day spent birding the variety of habitats close to the Lodge including a memorable Elephant ride seeing Sloth Bear, a canoe trip along the Rapti River and flushing a Rhino whilst on foot in dense vegetation - enough to set the pulse racing!.. David Cooper reports




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Some Useful bird books for Nepal:
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Field Guide to the Birds of Nepal
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp: Buy from or

  • This is a field guide to 760 species of bird found in Nepal, which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It offers plates with text on facing pages for at-a-glance reference and covers identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status

A Photographic guide to India (including Nepal and Bhutan.)
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 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.

Where to watch birds in Asia
Wheatley, Nigel: Buy from or

  • This guide to birdwatching in Asia deals with over 250 sites in detail, and more in passing, from Turkey to Thailand and India to Indonesia. It is designed as much for pre-planning birding trips as for use in the country or countries on the itinerary. The countries are dealt with alphabetically and after a general introduction, there are site details, which include a list of birds to be seen, organized under the headings "Endemics", "Specialities" and "Others"; a list of "Other Wildlife" is also included where there is something of particular interest.

Recommended travel books for Nepal:

Lonely Planet: Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya
Stan Armington: Buy from or

  • At some stage, every birder in Nepal has to leave the beaten track. This book tells you how and where. There is a useful flora and fauna section and hints on watching wildlife at the end of each chapter. It is packed full of tips for the trekker and gives a detailed description of your chosen trek from landing at Kathmandu to your destination in the mountains. The Nepalese culture, accommodation, currency, first aid tips, a valuable health guide and the language are but a few of this comprehensive books useful features.

Footprint Nepal Handbook: The Travel Guide
Tom Woodhatch: Buy from or

  • Birthplace of the Buddha, home of the Gurkhas, roof of the world, land of legend and beauty - within its narrow confines Nepal contains a spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal offers challenges to the hiker, mountain climber and lover of nature and wildlife. Trekking in the Himalayas is covered, with treks in the popular areas and in the less well known Eastern region. The guide includes information on wildlife reserves with maps; wildlife and vegetation; where to stay and eat on any budget; how to stay healthy; and what to buy and where to buy it.

Geocenter World Map: Nepal
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  • This is a map of Nepal, aimed at tourists and business travellers alike. It indicates places of interest, and is in full colour throughout.
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