About Sikkim Birds Watching
Bird watching is the viewing of birds or practice of observing birds in their natural habitat in the wild environment as a hobby and their improvised habitats in urban areas. Bird watching involves you observing and identifying birds and also understanding their behavior as a recreational activity that helps you to monitor different species of birds on your own by using different types of equipment like binoculars, telescope, etc. Birding is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in Sikkim and people of all age groups are beginning to enjoy it. There are over 574 species of birds in Sikkim and many of these can be relatively easily spotted. Every day can be exciting and interesting for a birder. For every novice bird watcher, it is very important to have a knowledgeable and reliable bird watching guide. Bird watching guides should know about the general region or country birds name and other specifics.
It is easy for beginners to learn, recognize and identify birds. In the practice of bird watching, it is important to know these 4 keys to recognize and identify birds – the Size & Shape, Colour Pattern, Behaviour, and Habitat.
Bird watchers can identify many species with a quick look when they’re using four keys for visual identification like Size & Shape, Colour Pattern, Behaviour, and Habitat. It is very important to practice these common four keys to recognize and identify birds. Of course, you’ll need basic training from a reliable bird watching guide.
Sikkim is one of the best places for bird watching and a unique, stunning adventure holiday spot. Sikkim is one of the nearest adventure destinations from Siliguri, Bagdogra Airport, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong west Bengal. Here we can find the world famous trek route to Dzongri Goechala and Located under the 40th World Heritage site, Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim, at the heart of the Himalayan range in northern India (State of Sikkim), includes a unique diversity of flora and fauna, valleys, lakes, glaciers and majestic views, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the third highest peak of the world, Mount Khangchendzonga 8,585 meters. Sikkim is, thus, a heaven for bird watchers. The forests of Sikkim are blessed with a very high number of species of birds. Often even amateur birders focussed on trekking can spot close to 80 species in 7-8 days of a trek. We organize special bird watching tours to maximize your experience of bird watching in the forests with experienced bird watching guides. Come with us and be spell-bound by the variety and beauty of our little flying friends. Sikkim is home to species ranging from the critically endangered Red billed Leiothrix, Loten’s Sunbird, Monal, Blue-fronted Redstart, Striped Throated Yuhina, Grey Bushchat, Blue-capped rock thrush, Blue-capped Rock thrush, Black-Throated sunbird, Mrs Gould’s Feeding in flight, Black-Throated sunbird, Fire-Tailed Sunbird, Streak-Throated Barwing, Gould’s Sunbird, Gould’s Sunbird floral, Green Back Tit, Rufous Sibia, Oriental white eye, Rufous Sibia, Striped-Throated Yuhina, Spot winged Grosbeak, Great Barbet, White-rumped Munia, Grey Bushchat, Blue-fronted Redstar, Whiskered Yuhnia, Large Niltava, Whiskered Yuhina, Striped Throated Yuhina, Dark-Throated Thrush, Grey Bushchat, White capped water redstart, Green backed Tit, Plumbeous water redstart, Blue Whistling Thrush, Common Hoppoe, Verditer Flycatcher, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snow cock, Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monel, Kalij Pheasant, and many more.