Birding Information

Birding Links

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald’s excellent “Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today” site contains links to India birding hotspots, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds, links to rare bird information local events and festivals, and information on tours/guides and accommodations. Information on print resources and climate will be added soon.

Weather and When to Go

Where to Watch Birds in Goa


Bharatpur Forest Lodge
Lodge is located within the heart of Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan.

Gir Birding Lodge
The Gir Birding Lodge in Gujarat in north-west India is located in a large mango orchard at the entrance to the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam that are good for crocodiles and birds. Geared-up for birders and other nature lovers, the lodge has knowledgeable resident naturalists to take guests for birding walks and excursions, a natural history library and arrangements for game-watching drives in the sanctuary.

Green Glen Lodge
The lodge is located at 5000 feet in a small village of Bhakgtura in north-west India, 4 km from Saatal in Nainital district. They specialize in birding tours and excursions.

Hotel Sunbird near Bharatpur
The owners are birders and it is very close to the bird sanctuary. Their site has a bird list for the area.

Jungle Lore Birding Lodge
Located in the north-western forest range of Nainital near the village of Pangot. More than 150 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Numerous walks radiate out from the lodge through the terrace fields into thickly wooded oak forest which are extremely rewarding.

Tiger Camp
The Camp is located on the periphery of Corbett National Park in the foothills of the Himalayas and is surrounded by thick jungles on one side and and river Kosi on the other. Their naturalists and jeep drivers are trained to guide you for birding walks, jungle visits for animal viewing and tiger-tracking. In the evening slide presentation is given to the guests to let them know about the flora and fauna of the park.

Trishul Lodge
The lodge is located in Majhkhali, Uttaranchal in the Himalayas about a 9 hour drive from New Dehli. One can sit in the verandah or the garden of the lodge and enjoy the Himalayan snowclad peaks or watch birds. If you don't want to watch birds all the time, you can play golf on one of the finest golf courses in the Himalayas.

Tours and Guides

Asian Adventures
Asian Adventures is an environmentally-responsible organisation, seeking to create an understanding of the cultural heritage and natural history of India.

Birding Worldwide
An Australian company that specializes in Australasia, the Pacific, and Asia.

The Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris
Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris was founded in 1980. They blend a desire to observe nature with a wish to inspire travelers with the values of conservation and education.

Field Guides
Field Guides has been operating high-quality birding tours since 1985 from its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Free Living
A list of British birding tour companies and the time of year of their India bird tours.

KingBird Tours
Specializing in the birds of Asia

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Founded in 1974, it is now the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

All WINGS leaders have varied interests in natural history and other more or less closely related fields, but the timing and itinerary of their trips are dictated almost entirely by ornithological considerations.

Country lnformation

India Tourist Office

Tourist attractions, culture, geography, regional and state information plus wildlife under tourist locales has links to national parks and sanctuaries.


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Updated 01/20/05