Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu
Koshi river which forms the major landmark
of the Nepalese geography is the home
of 80 fish species. The endangered Gharial
crocodile and Gangetic dolphin are also
found here. Koshi is an exclusive reserve
for the last surviving population of wild
buffalo or arna in Nepal. Its number at
present is estimated to be 150. The reserve
is a habitat of 20 other animal species
such as hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar,
blue bull and rock python.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife
Reserve (175 sq km) is is one of the finest
sub tropical birding site in South Asia.
This is the home to around 450 species
of birds.It has 190 aquatic birds, 30
shore birds, 20 duck species, 7 storks
and 2 ibises. There are 17 globally threatened
species including endangered swamp partridge
and Bengal florican. The Koshi is an extremely
important winyereing place for 165 migratory
watching along the eastern embankment
at dusk and dawn is one of the most
exciting pleasure trips in the reserve.
The Arnas with their huge horns are
equally impressive to look at. Elephant
ride, nature walk, driving along the
embankment and strolling around the
villages are interesting activities.
Aqua Birds Unlimited
Camp is located right in the wetland
area listed in Ramsar Site near the
border of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
The lodge has excellent accomodation
in safari tented camp The thatched-roof
dining hall perched on wetland offers
an incredible sighting of wetland birds
in congregation in thousands. The lodge
provides elephant safari, boating, nature
walk, jeep drive, angling, culture tours,
and number of tailored made nature based
Special Interest Tours.