Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Uttarakhand

(Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve)

Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary UttarakhandPangot and Kilbury are a paradise for bird lovers. Pangot is a small and scenic hamlet, which falls under the district administration of Nainital. The region consists of several creeks, where animals like Leopard, Civet, Goral and Deer reside. While Pangot is a beautiful place to be explored by trekking, Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful destination for bird-watching. Both these places provide ample of opportunities for photography.

Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary provides the plenty of bird species in the surroundings of green and thick oak & pine forests. Similarly, Kilbury Bird sanctuary provides the sufficient opportunities for bird watchers. These small and scenic areas of Nainital city have good populations of avian species.

One can easily spot the both endemic and migratory bird species in these regions, owing to its splendid fauna a large part of its territory has been combined to form a sanctuary. Known as the Pangot Kilbury Bird Sanctuary (Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve),

The total notified area under this reserve is 111.9 km2. Few small hamlets are there inside and around the periphery of this sanctuary; which are namely Barapathar, Kilbury, Vinayak etc. Several riverine tributaries are flowing through this forest patch and later they discharge inRamganga. These riverine tributaries flowing from north enriches its biodiversity. This sanctuary falls at the junction of Palearctic ecozone and Indomalaya ecozone, supporting a large variety of mammalian and avian fauna.

This bird haven has more than 580 recorded avian species. Both migratory and endemic birds can be spotted in the region, which make it a paradise for bird-watching. Brown Wood Owls, White-Throated Laughing Thrushes, Collared Grosbeaks and Forktails are some of the birds that can be seen in this sanctuary and its surrounding areas. The destination is thus considered a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

Complete Birds Check list 
Black Fracolin  Eurasian Sparrowhawk  Common Cuckoo  Brown-fronted Woodpecker 
Himalayan Quail Indian Black Eagle  Himalayan Cuckoo  Himalayan Woodpecker 
Common Hill Partridge  Changeable Hawk-Eagle  Mountain Scops Owl  Greater Yellow-naped 
Kalij Pheasant  Mountain Hawk-Eagle  Asian Barred Owlet  Woodpecker 
Cheer Pheasant  Rock Dove  Large-tailed Nightjar  Streak-throated Woodpecker 
Common Kestrel Oriental Turtle Dove  Asian Palm Swift  Scaly-bellied Woodpecker 
Peregrine Falcon Eurasian Collared Dove  Little Swift  Grey-headed Woodpecker 
Black Kite Spotted-necked Dove  White-throated Kingfisher  Large Woodshrike 
Bearded Vulture/Lammergeier Laughing Dove  Green Bee-eater  Large Cuckoo-shrike 
Egyptian Vulture  Emerald Dove  Common Hoopoe  Long-tailed Minivet 
Indian White-backed Vulture  Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon  Great Barbet  Grey-backed Shrike 
Indian Vulture  Slaty-headed Parakeet  Speckled Piculet  Black-hooded Oriole 
Himalayan Griffon  Plum-headed Parakeet  Rufous-bellied Woodpecker  Maroon Oriole 
Red-headed Vulture  Large Hawk-Cuckoo  Grey-capped Pygmy  Black Drongo 
Crested Serpent Eagle  Common Hawk-Cuckoo  Woodpecker  Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo 
Shikra  Indian Cuckoo  Stripe-breasted Woodpecker  Eurasian Jay 

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