There are almost 1250 enchanting species of birds found in India. Of these, 141 are endemic to India, while many are migratory who become the guest of our country for a few months only. And of these 1250 species recorded in India, almost 550 of them are found in North Bengal and Sikkim, accounting to almost 40% of the bird species. The reason for the richness of species is the climate, the diversity of vegetation as well as its wide altitude range, which extends from sea level to the Himalayas. Places like Duars (Dooars), Lava and Rishyap in Neora Valley National Park, Ravangla, Borong, Pelling, Dzongu etc. in North Bengal, Sikkim and Sundarban are considered to be birders’ hotspots and all these places are visited by both Indians and foreigners alike. Bird watching in India has become a hugely popular activity over the last few years. Dirtboots Adventure have been organizing guided Bird Watching Trips in the following places in West Bengal, Sikkim and other parts in India :-

•   Lava and Rishyap in North Bengal
•   The Forest of Duars in North Bengal (Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara, Jayanti, Chilapata, Sikia Jhora, etc)
•   Rasik Bill in Coochbehar
•   Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in South Sikkim
•   Dzongu in North Sikkim
•   Ravangla and Borong in South Sikkim
•   Singalila National Park in North Bengal
•   Neora Valley National Park in North Bengal
•   Hilley, Uttarey and Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim
•   Bird Watching Day Trips in and around Kolkata

… And Many More

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