Along with a rich variety of fauna, Ranthambore is also home to a large number of birds making it an important birding destination in India. The national park in Rajasthan which is popular for being a natural habitat for Royal Bengal Tiger is also home to around 320 species of birds that include serpent eagle, waterfowl, cormorant, painted spurfowl, sarus crane, bronzed-winged jacana, sandpiper, kingfisher, nightjar, painted sandgrouse, and great-horned owl. A large number of migratory birds in the winter season also make Ranthambore and its wetlands their home giving bird lovers and orinthologists reasons enough to visit the national park. Most of the birds inhabit the areas around the three large lakes – Padam Talao, Malik Talao and Rajbagh Talao.
The most important birds in Ranthambore includes Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Ranthambore Birds
Q. Which is the best time for birding in Ranthambore?
The winter season between October and March is the best time for birding in Ranthambore. During this season, plenty of migratory birds including the Sarus Crane arrive at the national park.
Q. How many species of birds can be found in Ranthambore?
Around 320 species of indigenous and migratory birds can be found in Ranthambore National Park.
Q. Which areas are the best for birding in Ranthambore?
Malik Talao, Padam Talao, Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Fort, and Jhalra Region and Kachida Valley are the best locations for birdwatching in Ranthambore.
Q. Which bird species can be seen in Ranthambore?
Cormorant, painted spurfowl, sarus crane, bronzed-winged jacana, sandpiper, kingfisher, nightjar, painted sandgrouse, and great-horned owl, serpent eagle, and waterfowl are some of the bird species that can be seen in Ranthambore.