Bird Count Reaches 450 in Shuklaphanta National Park

Bird Count Reaches 450 in Shuklaphanta National Park

Bird Count Reaches 450 in Shuklaphanta National Park

Bird Count in Shuklaphanta National Park reached 450 from 424 over a seven-year period. According to a bird count conducted in 2012, there were 424 bird species in. In the second youngest national park of the country, 26 other bird species occur this year. In this aspect, in the protected region there are 450 bird species.


The national park made public the bird count report on Monday by launching a book with details on the new species. These new bird species include glossy ibis, great grey babbler, white-tailed lapwing, maroon oriole, great bitten, white-capped water redstart, and black-tailed godwit, among others.

Birds in Suklaphanta National Park

According to the chief conservation officer at the park, 23 out of the 450 bird species in the park are on the endangered list. Endangered birds like Kharmajur (Bengal florican), Sano Majur, and Sarus crane, among others, can be spotted in the park premises.

Earlier, tourists would mainly visit the area to see deer, tigers, and rhinos. Lately, the protected area is becoming birdwatcher’s paradise as they can enjoy birding from dawn till dusk. The grassland of Shuklaphanta, Rental, Chaudhary River, and Mahakali River are the primary habitats of birds in the conservation area. Throughout winter the area’s ponds and rivers are lined with migratory Siberian birds.

Besides 450 bird species, the park is home to more than 2,000 swamp deer, 17 tigers, 12 species of reptiles, 20 species of amphibians, 24 fish species, and 35 species of butterflies.

Places to Visit in Shuklaphanta National Park

  • Grasslands in Shuklaphanta
  • Rani Taal
  • Mahakali River and Bridge
  • Ghodaghodi Taal


Things to do in Shulkaphanta National Park

  • Jungle Walk
  • Bird watching
  • Jeep Safari
  • Sightseeing
  • Tharu Cultural Dance and Dinner

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A version of this article was published in The Kathmandu Post dated 18th December 2019.