Jim Corbett national park is situated in Uttarakhand. It is known for its big cat, the Bengal Tiger. The park also exhibits rich avifauna. Around 600 resident and migratory bird species are seen here.
Birds commonly seen
Lesser Fish Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Wallcreeper.
Resident Water Birds
Cormorant, Darter, Grey Heron, Egret, Cattle Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Stork, Spotbill , Large Pied Wagtail and White-capped Redstart.
Migratory Water Birds
Great Crested Grebe, Graylag Geese, White Stork, Black Stork, Sandpiper, Snipe, the Great Black-headed Gull, about 15 kinds of duck and varieties of Wagtail. Another occasionally noticed water-bird in the park is White or Rosy Pelican.
Birds of prey
Commonly seen raptors are Himalayan Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Vulture Spotted Eagle. Other resident birds (not very commonly found) are Hawk-Eagle, Crested Honey Buzzard and Black Eagle.
Migratory raptors are Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Booted Hawk- Eagle and Steppe Eagle.
Spotted Owlet, Fish Owl, Scoops Owl, Jungle Nightjar, Franklin’s Nightjar, Stone Curlew and Great Stone Plover.
Green Pigeon, Parakeet, Cuckoo, Hornbill, Barbet.
Phoolbagh, Pantnagar. It is 50 km away from Jim Corbett National Park.
Delhi is nearest international airport which is 295 km from Jim Corbett National Park.
Nearest Railway station
Ramnagar railway station. It is 12 km away from the Park.
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park
Winter season, from November to February.
Morning 6am to 10am.
Evening 3pm to 6pm.
Park is always closed on holi.
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