Bird Watching at Singalila National Park-Rarest and Exotic
Singalila National Park is enriched in biodiversity, especially a paradise for bird watchers. The avifauna is a rare blend of Himalayan and Indo-Burmese forms, growing in the hilly terrains interspersed with sinuous streams of water. The ecosystem here is indeed unique, boasting of a collection of birds and mammals, hard to find elsewhere in India. The bird trail extends from Maneybhanjan to Sandakphu.
The reserved forest consists of around 200 recorded species. Blood Pheasants, Fulvous Parrotbills, Satyr Tragopans- they all turn up to enthral the eager tourists. The rhododendron forest is home to Fire-tailed Myzornis and Golden-breasted Fulvettas. Accommodation is provided by the Govt Tourist Lodge and Trekkers Huts. The ideal time for witnessing the flock of glorious birds is November-March. No entry fee is required. Tourists planning to visit this delightful dwelling of birds should keep a few days in hand in case the rains play spoilsport. Hurry, the birds are calling out!