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Sattal Bird Photography Tour

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The Himalayan range takes pride of its place in the country and is renowned for its peaks, the world over. However, looking beyond its fascinating skyline, there lays a paradise of avian wonders with over 500 species, nestled amidst the thickets of tall pine and oak trees.

Heaven for naturalists, birders and photographers alike, these forests are literally pulsating with life with constant sweet chirping of birds. During this tour, our main focus will be mainly on Birding while capitalising on the umpteen photographic opportunities of wildlife and landscape photography. The mesmerizing avian fauna include a unique assortment of birds where one can spot a variety of Babblers, Tits, Thrushes and Woodpeckers in plenty. Further adding strokes of colors to this enchanting habitat, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird, Blue-throated Barbet, Red-billed Leiothrix, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Black-headed Jay, Pink-browed Rosefinch, Chestnut-tailed Minla are just to name a few. It’s also the Raptor season; we may also spot Peregrine Falcon, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Vultures such as Red-headed, Cinereous, Griffon, Slender-billed and their chief the Lammergeier. We will be taking day hikes to explore various locations within this region to maximise our chances of wildlife sightings and broaden the prospects of photography.


Train Suggestions:

Onward Journey : Delhi-Kathgodam : Ranikhet Express (22:30 pm-05:05 am)

Return Journey : Kathgodam-Delhi : Ranikhet Express (20:40 pm-03:55 am)




Day 01 :  Meet at Kathgodam railway station at 5.30 am, we will head straight to Sattal in our own hired vehicles. Check in to our accommodation and after quick freshening up have breakfast. We will have a small orientation session about the habitat, species and how the next days will be like. After the orientation will head out for our first birding session. This will be a warm up session to get acclimatized to how the birding in this region would be like. We will be back in time for lunch and for some rest after. Our post noon time in the field will be depending on the area that we will be covering for birding & photography.


Evening back to our homestay. Discussion over dinner and overnight at the homestay.


Day 02 :  The next day begins early as we prepare ourselves to explore a different habitat and make the most of the morning light. Our day will be spent covering a newer habitat with chances of sighting additional species of birds, with two birding sessions during the day which will be concluded with a photo-review session back at the base in the evening.


Day 03 :  Check out early. Drive to Pangot stopping on the way great chance of many tits black throated, green back,spot winged, Black Lored Tit Nuthatch, Sunbirds, some laughing thrushes. Reach Pangot and proceed for lunch.

Afternoon drive to Ghugukhan for Wood peckers, Yuhinas, Rose Finch etc. Enjoy the beautiful evening in the Himalayas. Dinner and discussion. Overnight at the resort.


Day 04 :  Early start and gear up for our last session. Drive towards Vinayak forest possible Koklaas pheasant, Hill partridge, Himalayan blue tail , Mistle thrush, Eurasian Jay and so on.


After lunch rest or you can choose to explore the area around Lodge one will see many birds and late afternoon drive to Kathgodam station. Take the train towards Delhi


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1. Dull Colored Clothes (Please don’t wear Bright colored Clothes, TRY TO GET AS CAMOUFLAGED AS POSSIBLE)
2. Sanitary Kit
3. Dry Food (snacks)
4. Torch (Must)
5. Personal First Aid kit
6. Cap, goggle, sunscreen, moisturizer etc.
7. Sport shoes or Kitos/ sandal
8. Electral powder / Glucon D
9. Binocular/Camera with lenses (Optional)
10. Water Bottle (3 liter must)
11. Odomos (Mosquito Repellent)
12. Tripod will be helpful to avoid shake as there will be low light
13. Umbrella or Poncho/Cap
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Where Bhimtal
Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
Difficulty Moderate
Capacity 20 Seats
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6th Feb, 2020
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