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Bird Watching in Nepal has continued to lure bird lovers from all over the world. It has become one of the worlds most sought after destinations for birders. Of its total land the country has set aside 18% of its land mass as bird sanctuaries, reserves and national parks accommodating 36 Important Birds and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). The southern plains of Nepal has six protected areas including Ramsar Sites (wetland of international significance), Bardia, Chitwan and Banke National parks; Koshi Tappu, Parsa, and Suklaphanta wildlife reserves. Protected lakes and rivers in the parks and reserves are habitat for both resident and migratory waterfowls. Similarly, national parks and wildlife reserve in the alpine zone from Khaptad national Parks in the West, Annapurna, Langtang, Sagarmatha in the middle to the Kanchenjungha Conservation Area in the east hosts birds living in sub-alpine, alpine and arctic zones.

Bird Watching in Nepal has continued to lure bird lovers from all over the world. It has become one of the worlds most sought after destinations for birders. Of its total land the country has set aside 18% of its land mass as bird sanctuaries, reserves and national parks accommodating 36 Important Birds and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). The southern plains of Nepal has six protected areas including Ramsar Sites (wetland of international significance), Bardia, Chitwan and Banke National parks; Koshi Tappu, Parsa, and Suklaphanta wildlife reserves. Protected lakes and rivers in the parks and reserves are habitat for both resident and migratory waterfowls. Similarly, national parks and wildlife reserve in the alpine zone from Khaptad national Parks in the West, Annapurna, Langtang, Sagarmatha in the middle to the Kanchenjungha Conservation Area in the east hosts birds living in sub-alpine, alpine and arctic zones.

 

Photo Source: Prem Thapa, Deepak Rajbansi, Daniel Marcelo Ruda Vega, Chungba Sherpa

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