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The Following Reports are available from Nepal:
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Nepal (Koshi Tappu, Chitwan, Gorkha) 15th - 29th December, 2012

  • This report is based on a two-week trip to the lowlands of Nepal (Terai) and Gorkha (1500 m). Apart from having a good time together, seeing the country life and birding, I aimed to see the river dolphin, gharial crocodile and the tiger...Diederik van der Molen & Kirsten Kluivers report.

Pokhara, Nepal 28th December 2011-2nd January 2012

  • Rubbing my eyes, the first birds of the day were 2 Himalayan Vultures, attempting to catch some non-existent early morning thermals.....Mark D. Read reports.

Nepal Dec 17th - 6th Jan 2012 a report in .pdf (1MB) format, Oscar Campbell reports.

Nepal: Poon Hill - Ghandruk trek, Chitwan National Park and Pulchowki Mountain April 2010

  • Having visited the Indian Himalayas and foothills three times, and completed two trips to the mountains of northern Thailand, a trip to Nepal seemed like a logical next step...Oscar Campbell reports.

Nepal Lowlands, Suklaphanta and Koshi Tappu March 2010

  • We saw 272 species of bird which were happy with, and also had good views of mammals such as Jungle Cat, Bengal Fox, River Dolphin and four species of deer... Peter and Rosemary Royle report.

Nepal, Jumla to Rara Lake Trek and Chitwan National Park April 2009

  • A total of 354 species of birds were observed during my trip.  We had good views of 4 of Nepal’s eastern resident birds - White-checked Nuthatch - Kashmir Nuthatch - White-throated Tit and the Black-and Yellow Grosbeak.  In Chitwan Nation Park we had some excellent birding with the highlight being a trip into the Churia Hills for birds of the deep forest...John B O'Connell-Davidson reports  

Nepal 20th April – 16th May 2007

  • List and notes... Stijn De Win reports

Kathmandu & Annapurna Circuit Trek March/April 2005

  • Leaving the village the path soon enters the steep walled gorge.  It was in this area that we heard 8 Nepal Wren Babblers calling from different locations and we had excellent views of a pair feeding & preening in the undergrowth below the path close to the river....John B O'Connell-Davidson 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

Kathmandu, Chitwan & Annapurna Sanctuary Trek April 2003

  • A total of 349 species of birds were observed during our time in Nepal with a further 9 species were heard calling but were not seen...John B O’Connell-Davidson reports.

Nepal: Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trek 8th May - 1st June 2002

  • This trip to Nepal was our 1st to this geographical area (although we had previously birded NE India) and our 7th to Asia as a whole. The purpose of the trip was to try to see the wonderful mid to high altitude pheasant species found in Nepal (specifically Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant and Tibetan Snowcock) and to find Ibisbill and Pied Thrush on their breeding grounds....Moira and Graeme Wallace report.

Lowland Nepal ~ Birds and Big Game March 2002

  • Four years of dreaming became a reality when our local guide Shankar Tiwari welcomed us to Nepal with garlands of marigolds. As we hit the chaotic streets of Kathmandu, the first birds seen were noisy House Crows in their hundreds, Rose-ringed Parakeets and strutting Common Mynas, with Black Kites soaring buoyantly over the city...Christopher Hall 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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