Birding in Kaziranga

Kaziranga is renowned as one of the most attractive place in Asia to view wildlife and birds that are an important component of the great national park. Kaziranga has been recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Birdlife International (a bird conservation organization headquartered in the UK) and it has about 478 bird species including residents and migratory birds, making it a prime birding spot. Even greater and more exciting range of birds is accessible to the birder coming to the Kaziranga. The lush green vegetation of Kaziranga is home to most fascinating birdlife in Asia.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Kaziranga helps in protecting some of the 25 globally threatened birds and 24 that are near endangered. Being home to the world's largest remaining populations of Indian one-horned Rhinos, Eastern Barasingha and wild water buffalo, Elephant and Tiger, Kaziranga is also famous for offering one of the most cosmopolitan outdoor activities called birding. The tourism to Kaziranga undoubtedly a birdwatcher's favorite destination!

The world heritage Kaziranga National Park is a gift of nature to mankind. Meticulously planned and organized bird watching trip to Kaziranga becomes a part of your lifetime memory. It gives you an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a fabulous mosaic of grasslands, and pools backed by misty hills. Apart from this the park has more than 70% of the world's Rhinos and Eastern Swamp Deer population and 75% of the world's Asiatic water buffalo. Kaziranga is also blessed with plenty of tigers around, but it may disappoint you as there is an only 25 percent chance of spotting one in the tall grass. The park is also known for a heavy breeding population of Wild Buffalo, Indian Elephants and Swamp Deer.

The park is divided into four zones, namely Central, Eastern, Western and Ghorakati range but only three routes are open for visitors. Tourists can make entry to the Central, Eastern and Western zone of the park after paying a requisite entry fee to the park authority. The tourists circuit Central and Western route are most visited one, as it covers a healthy population of mammals species found in Kaziranga National Park. Bird watcher's prefer to head towards Central route as this is good for spotting birds like Spot-winged Starling, Swamp Francolin etc. Birder's coming to Kaziranga do not forget to make their trip towards the Eastern route, which goes towards the huge Brahmaputra river that is well known for waterfowls like Lesser-white Fronted Goose, Bear's Pochard and Ferruginous and forest birds like Blue-naped Pitta, Green-billed Malkoha, Black-breasted Parrotbill etc. Hence, Kaziranga is a paradise for bird-watchers (please do not forget to bring your own binoculars).

When to Visit? :

The months of November through April are the perfect time to visit Kaziranga National Park. It is during this time when excellent climate is most pleasant and appropriate of wildlife sightings. The park generally remains closed from 1st may to 31st October every year.