Birds you can find in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand boost more than 600 bird species due to its rich biodiversity. Uttarakhand has the temperate forest, coniferous forest, alpine & subalpine moist scrub, rich grassland, wetland & rivers which spur various bird species in an almost entire region; however, there are some recognized birding places in Uttarakhand. The pre-eminent Uttarakhand birding watching regions are Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, Mussorie-Aglar Valley – Devalsari-Dhanaulti, Nainital-Sattal-Kilbury-Pangot, Almora-Binsar-Mukteshwar, Munsyari –Askot Wildlife sanctuary.
The most common bird’s species found in Uttarakhand are:
- Laughing Thrushes: White-crested Laughing Thrush, Spotted Laughing Thrush, White-throated Laughing Thrush, Striated Laughing Thrush, Streaked Laughing Thrush, Variegated Laughing Thrush.
- Thrushes: Greater long bill thrush, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Black Throated Thrush, Grey Winged Blackbird, White Collared Blackbird.
- Woodpecker: Great Slaty woodpecker, Large Scaly Bellied green woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Scaly Bellied Woodpecker, Blacknaped Green Woodpecker, Lesser Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Himalayan Pied Woodpeckers.
- Pheasant: Cheer Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant.
- Parakeets: Red Breasted Parakeet, Slaty-Headed Parakeet, Plum-headed Parakeet, Rose Ringed Parakeets.
- Babbler: Lineated Babblers, Puff Throated Babbler, Black Chinned Babbler
- Barbet: Blue-throated Barbet, Great Barbet, Brown Headed Barbet.
- Warbler: Spotted Bush Warbler, Ashy-throated Warbler, Grey Headed Warblers, Whistlers Warbler, Hume’s Warbler, Black Faced Warblers, Common Tailorbird, Oriental White-eye, Golden Spectacled Warbler.
- Partridges: Common Hill Partridge, Snow Partridge.
- Flycatcher: Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Rufous Gorgeted Flycatcher, Taiga Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Grey Headed Flycatcher, Rusty Tailed Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Rufous Bellied Niltava, Small Niltava & Himalayan Bluetail.
- Nuthatch: White-Tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut Bellied Nuthatch.
- Eagle: Mountain Hawk Eagle, Palla’s Fishing Eagle, Grey Headed & Lesser fish Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Golden Eagle, Black Eagle.
- Owl: Spot Bellied Eagle Owl, Towny Fish Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Brown Wood Owl
- Vulture: Red Headed Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Griffon, Lammergeier,
- Kingfisher: White Browned crested Kingfisher, Stork Billed Crested Kingfisher, White-breasted Kingfisher, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher.
- Doves: Spotted Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Red Collared Dove, Eurasian Collared Doves.
- Other marine birds: Cattle Egret & Indian Pied Herons.
- Magpie: Common Green Magpie, Yellow Billed Blue Magpie, Red Billed Blue Magpie.
- Forktails: Black Billed Forktails, Little Forktails, Spotted Forktails.
- Tit: Green Backed Tit, Black Throated tit, Grey Crested Tit, Rufous-Naped Tit, Spot Winged Tit, Indian Black-lored Tit.
- Sunbird: Green Tailed Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Black Throated Sunbird, Purple Sunbird.
- Rosefinch & Greenfinch: Common Greenfinch, Dark Breasted Rosefinch, Red Fronted Rosefinch, Yellow Breasted Greenfinch.
- Redstart: Blue Fronted Redstart, Black Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Blue Capped Redstart & White Capped Redstart.
- Treecreeper: Bar Tailed Treecreeper, Rusty Flanked Tree Creeper.
- Wagtails: White Browed Wagtail, Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtails.
Other Bird species
Blue Winged Minla, Bar Throated Minla, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Whiskered Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Hill Prinia, Striated Prinia, Rufous Sibia, Eurasian Jay, Black Headed Jay, Altai, Rufous & Black Throated Accentors, Maroon Oriole, Common Myna, Kuble Crow, Spotted Nutcracker, Ashy Drongos, Himalayan Bulbul, Black Bulbul & Various others.