BIRD WATCHING

BIRD WATCHING

Bird watching is also a popular activity here with a variety of exotic bird species that thrive in this region. The forests in the area along the river side have more than a hundred species of Himalayan birds and Lowland bird species dominate.

Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, or by listening for bird sounds.

Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity and forests, the most notable of which are Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Chapramari, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and Lava forest village, Suntalekhola, Samsing, Bindu, Todey, Gazoldoba and Kalijhora and Phuntsholing.

LIST OF BIRDS

• Indian pied hornbill
• Woodpeckers
• Sunbird
• Fly catcher
• Minivet
• Drongo
• Pheasants
• Brahmany duck
• Bengal Florican
• Lesser Pied Hornbill
• Racket-tailed Drongo
• Crested Eagle
• Pallas’s Fishing Eagle
• Shikra
• Jungle Fowl
• Peafowl
• Partridges
• Greater Pied Hornbill
• Ibis Bill
• Trans Himalayan Migratory Goosanders
• Red-starsv
• Wag-tails
• Black necked Crane
• Migratory common Teal
• Large Whistling Teal
• Minivets
• White Eyed Poachared
• Common Peafowl

• Woodpecker
• Eagle
• Dove
• Green Pigeon
• Bee-eater
• Roller
• Finch
• Florican
• Black Partridge
• Cranes
• Drongo
• Hornbill
• Racket Trail Drongo
• Parakeets
• Hoopoe
• Oriental Pied Hornbill
• Large Cuckoo shrike
• Peafowl
• Lesser-necklaced Laughing thrush
• Satyr Tragopan
• Ashy Wood Pigeon
• Rufous throated and
Spotted Wren Babblers
• Yellow throated Fulvetta
• Red – faced Liocichla
• Cutia
• Rust belied shortwing
• Blue fronted Robin
• Long -billed Thrush
• Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush
• Red-vented Bulbul
• Hornbill
• Myna
• Bulbul
• Hill Myna

• Ashy Wood Pigeon
• Bronzed Drongo
• White-throated Fantail
• White-throated Fantail
• Scarlet Minivet
• Common Green Magpie.
• Long -billed Thrush
• Grey Nightjar
• Orange-bellied Leafbird
• Maroon Oriole
• Grey-chinned and Short-billed Minivets
• Ashy Bulbul
• Slaty-backed Forktail
• Sultan Tit
• Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
• Pond Heron
• Yellow-vented
• Golden-spectacled
• Chestnut-crowned Warblers
• White-naped
• Black-chinned Yuhinas
• Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
• Thick-billed Warbler
• Green-billed Malkoha
• Eurasian Wryneck
• Crested Kingfisher
• Brown Dipper
• Hodgson’s Redstart
• Slaty-backed Forktail
• Little Forktail
• Rufous-necked Laughingthrush
• Yellow-vented Warbler
• Striped Tit Babbler
• Crimson Sunbird
• Streaked Spiderhunter

• Large Hawk Cuckoo
• Green Magpie
• Large Niltava
• Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler
• Black-throated Sunbird
• Common Shelduck
• Falcated Duck
• Garganey
• Red-crested Pochard
• Ferruginous Pochard
• Lesser Sand Plover
• Northern Lapwing
• Osprey
• Western and Eastern Marsh Harriers
• Great Crested and
• Black-necked Grebes
• Peregrine
• Hen Harrier
• Bar headed goose
• Black Ibis
• Oriental Pied Hornbill
• White-rumped Vulture
• Greater Spotted Eagle
• Steppe Eagle
• Black Stork
• Grey-backed Shrike
• Maroon Oriole
• Short-billed Minivet
• Brown Dipper
• Orange-flanked Bush Robin
• White-rumped Shama

Overview

Bird watching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists, who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods.

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