Trip to Ranikhet (From 29 September to 2October, 2012)


Blue whistling Thrush

We started on 28th September in the afternoon and reached Pantnagar in the night. Stayed at Pantnagar in night and in morning left for Ranikhet. After crossing haldwani and kathgodam, we took the road to bhimtal. The lake was full of water but since it is not a normal tourist season, there was a silence around the lake and there were few locals around it. We stopped there for a while, bought some medicines and moved forward toward the destination. i was shocked to se the traffic jam at bhowali. I remember that decade ago when we used to cros bhowali, there were few shops only. Bhowali is the fruit mandi in this region. somehow we he jam and moved towards kainchi mandir. there are few decent hotels on the bank of river new kainchi mandir. We stopped here for breakfast. After having breakfast we started towards Ranikhet. after few KM from kainchi mandir, road diverts for Ranikhet along with kosi river.
In afternon, we reached Ranikhet. After taking rest for some time, we drove to chaubatia garden. Since aples are plucked in the month of august here, we werea ble to see only few flowering and medicinal plants.We spotted many beautiful birds in chaubatia garden including minivets. Next day we went to golf course and Binsar Mahadev. Binsar Madaev temple is located in a valley. A small stream flows through it. there is an intermediate residential school being run in its compound including sanskrit school.
Next day we had walks through the jungle. In the evening i had a trek of around 12 km.

I had an excellent birding experience around Ranikhet and many birds wer spotted. the list is as follows-

Ultramine flycaycher
Himalayan bulbul,
Jeordans buschat,
Oriental whiteeye,
Brown fronted woodpecker,
Grey Bushchat,
Long tailed minivet,
Verditer flyctacher,
Himalayan woodpevker,
Black headed jay,
Blue whistling thrush,
Greyheaded canary flycatcher,
White throated kingfisher,
Spoted dove,
Black lored tit,
Green backed tit,
Bar tailed trecreeper,
Owlet,
yellow breasted green finch,
Great barbet,
Red headed vulture,
Grey wagtail,
Commom myna,
Chestnut bellied nutatatch,
Greate yellownap,
Brown dipper,
Blacklored tit,
Wedge tailed green pegion,
bScarlet minivet,
Scaley breasted munia,
Crested kingfisher,

Red Billed Blue Magpie

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Red Billed Blue Magpie


Red Billed Blue Magpie


Spotted Dove


Green Backed Tit


Grey Bushchat

Grey Bushchat


Spotted Dove


Grey Wagtail


Long tailed minivet


Ultramine Flycatcher


Utramine Flycatcher


yellow breasted green finch

Chestnut bellied nutatatch

Chestnut bellied nutatatch

Greater yellownap


Greater yellownap


Brown dipper


Black Lored Tit


Black Lored Tit

Black Lored Tit

White Throated Fantail


Wedge Tailed Green Pigeon


Scarlet Minivet

Scarlet Minivet

Scarlet Minivet

Scaly breasted Munia

Himalayan Bulbul

Himalayan Bulbul

Chestnut Bellied Nutatch


grey wagtail

Brown Fronted Woodpecker

Common Hoopoe


Bird to be identified-2



Red headed vulture


Red headed vulture

Red headed vulture

Great Barbet


Black Headed Jay


Black Headed Jay

Owlet


Grey Bushchat


Bar tailed trecreeper


Green backed Tit



Indian yellow tit

To be Identified-3

To be identified-4


Blue whistling Thrush

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ramit Singal
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 14:30:42

    Hi

    TFS a nice post such as this.

    Your Spotted Doves are Oriental Turtle Doves.
    The Brown Dipper is a Streaked Laughingthrush
    The bird-to-be-IDed-2 is an Egyptian Vulture
    The bird-to-be-IDed-3 is a House Sparrow
    The bird-to-be-IDed-4 is a Streaked Laughingthrush again 🙂

    Reply

  2. Sunil Nair.
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 04:51:24

    ID-2 is Egyptian vulture.
    ID-3 is common sparrow.

    Reply

  3. ss
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 06:12:41

    lovely birds lovely site lovely report…..

    Reply

  4. Sudhir Oswal
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 14:10:09

    Good report and well done scanning of Ranikhet area

    Reply

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