Guided Birdwatching

About Guided Birdwatching (7th, 8th & 9th February 2020)

Reporting point for Pawalgarh trails : Pawalgarh Forest Rest House
Reporting point for Kyaru trails : Camp Hornbill
Reporting point for Kaladungi trails : Corbett Museum Front Lawn
Reporting point for Chunakhal trails : Chunakhal Forest Rest House
One of the activities planned for the festival is guided birdwatching sessions. The aim of these sessions is to introduce the general public to birdwatching. The guided birdwatching sessions will consist of trails lasting 2 to 4 hours, conducted by guides from bird-watching destinations around Uttarakhand. There are no charges for birdwatching; and registration on the birdwatching trails is on a first come; first serve basis.

Guided birdwatching will take place at multiple destinations in the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve Landscape. These trails will begin from Pawalgarh, Kyari, Sitabani and Kaladhungi.

Participants for these sessions are advised to carry their own binoculars for convenience. A limited number of binoculars and bird books will available during the trails.

Birdwatchers-both novices and experienced, forest staff, students of schools and institutions are welcome on the bird-watching trails. If you want to learn about birds and take up birdwatching as a fulfilling hobby, do join us for the festival!

Public birdwatching: 450 people (capacity over 3 three days)
A maximum of 15 people per trail is envisaged. Registration is on the spot on first-come- first-served basis. Please report at the trails 15 minutes prior to trail start time. The exact reporting point for each of the trails will be informed before hand.

There is no accommodation at Sitabani, but paid transport (on a shared basis) can be organised from Kyari and Pawalgarh by your homestay owner/accommodation provider. It is a 45 minute drive from Pawalgarh and Kyari to Sitabani.

Day Loaction Trail Timing Capacity/trail X no of trails Total capacity
1/2/3 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Karda Srot to Sandini Gaja trail 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1/2/3 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Kyari trail 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1/2 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Karda Srot to Sandini Gaja trail 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15
1/2 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Kyari trail 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15
1/2/3 Sitabani Sitabani to Moteshwar Mandir and back 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1 Sitabani Sitabani to Moteshwar Mandir and back 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15
1/2/3 Kyari Kyari to Pehal Ghat 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1/2/3 Kyari Kyari to Ban Devi 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1 Kyari Kyari to Pehal Ghat 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15
1/2 Kyari Kyari to Ban Devi 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15
1/2/3 Kaladhungi Corbett Fall trail 7:00-10:00 am 15 X 3 45
1 Kaladhungi Baur Canal 2:00-5:00 pm 15 X 1 15

For schools and institutions
Separate birdwatching for schools and institutions is planned daily from 0900 to 1100 hrs at Pawalgarh, Kyari and Kaladhungi.

Schools and institutions wanting to go birdwatching may call Anchal Sondhi at +91 9412992728 or Shweta Golani at +91 98372 46264 for offline registration. A maximum of 25 people per institution can be permitted on the birdwatching trails.

Schools & institutions: 300 children (capacity)

Day Loaction Trail Timing Capacity/trail X no of trails Total capacity
1/2/3 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Kyari trail (schools) 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50
1/2/3 Pawalgarh Pawalgarh to Karda Srot (schools) 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50
1/2/3 Kyari Kyari to Pehal Ghat 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50
1/2/3 Kyari Kyari to Ban Devi 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50
1/2/3 Kaladhungi Corbett Fall trail/Baur Canal trail 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50
1/2/3 Kaladhungi Corbett Fall trail/ Baur Canal trail 9:00-11:00 am 25 X 2 50