What can be more exciting than birding on elephant back in a wild tiger country? Corbett Tiger Reserve is one of the best places for bird watching expeditions. The preserve is home to more than five hundred avian species both migratory and resident. Corbett at foot hill of the Himalayas benefits from altitude migration that takes place to and fro, hence the numbers.
The park is home to rare and endemic birds as well as popular species. The elephant penetrates deep into the dense jungle, and then trudges on to river banks at slow but steady pace. This offers ample time to sight the birds, make notes and take excellent photographs. Such exotic birding is unique to India. Come bird like a Maharajah.
The Elephant Bird Safari
Some birds of Corbett: Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Woodpecker, Siberian Ruby Throat, Red Breasted Parakeet, Himalayan Woodpecker, Streak Throated Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Himalayan Flame back, Black Rumped Flame Back, White Naped Woodpecker, Lesser Racket Tailed Drongo, Bronze Drongo, Grey Faced Woodpecker, Velvetfronted Nuthatch, White Throated Laughing Thrush, White Crested Laughing Thrush, Scarlet Minivet, Long Tailed Minivet, Jungle Myna, Grey Treepie, Ashy Bulbul, Rosy Minivet, Chestnut Bellied Thrush, Greater Racket Tailed Drongo and many more.