Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is home of about over 326 species of resident and migratory birds, many of them are very rare and endangered. The great diversity of habitat in Pilibhit is depicted in its revealing diversity in the bird life. The rich bird life in Pilibhit includes species like Swamp Francolin , Great Hornbill, Bengal Florican , Lesser Florican, Black Francolin, Jungle Bush Quail, Red Junglefowl, Asian Openbill, Adjutant Stork, Ibis, Emerald Dove, Alexandrine Parakeet, Tawny Fish Owl, Minivet, Golden Oriole, Indian Pitta, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Bushchat, Stonechat , Flycatcher and Red Avadavat .
An astounding count of over 25-30 birds of prey include the Common Buzzard, Steppe Eagle, Red-necked Falcon, Pied Harrier, Merlin and Pallas' Fish Eagle to name a few, provide a remarkable character to the avifauna. This inborn profuseness in bird life increases even further during winter with the arrival of horde migrants – some, like osprey and ducks, coming all the way from Europe, Central Asia, Russia and Alaska along with many Himalayan birds from lofty regions who come to take refuge in Pilibhit to alleviation the extreme conditions in the mountains above. These include many great barbet, woodpeckers, wagtail and the flycatchers. Barahi and Haripur zone is a place where you look out for vultures like the White-backed, Long-billed, Red-headed or king Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon and the Cinerous.
Flycatchers, Chat , Thrush, Bush Chat, Stone Chat, Robin, White Capped Water Redstart , Black Redstart , Oriental Magpie Robin, Indian Robin, Bluethroat , Brahminy Starling , Common Starling , Myna, Nuthatch, Oriental White Eye, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Babbler, Warbler, Tailor Bird, Prinia, Bulbul, Crested Lark, Skylark, Sparrow Lark , Swallow, Martin, Tit, Golden Oriole, Racket-tailed Drongo, , Shrike, Minivet, Iora, Cuckoo shrike, Indian Pitta, Lesser Goldenback Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpeckers, Coppersmith Barbet, Brown-headed Barbet, Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Pied Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Common Hoopoe, Indian Roller, Eurasion Roller, Swift, Nightjar, Tawny Fish owl, Brown Fish Owl, Owlet, Coucal, Malkoha, Cuckoo, Parakeet, Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Tern, Gull, Pranticole, Sandpiper, Snipe, Plover, Lapwing, Sarus Crane, Moorhen, Swamphen, Rail, Swamp Francolin, Black Francolin, Quil, Red Junglefowl, Indian Peafowl, Whistling Duck, Greylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduk, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Grebe, Asian Openbill, Woolly-necked Stork, Adjutant Stork, Black-necked Stork, Ibis, Bittern, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Egret, Darter, Cormorant, Falconet, Red-necked Falcon, Osprey, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Sparrow hawk, White-eye Buzzard, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Spotted Eagle.
Grassland Birding ( After meal ) - Type of Birds Swamp Francolin , Vulture , River Lapwing , Tawny Fish Owl, Hawk Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Red Avadavat, Munia, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Jerdon's Bushchat, Stonechat, Warbler, Grassbird, Prinia, Lark, White-eyed Buzzard, Black Francolin, Bengal Florican, Quail, Babbler etc.
Morning Wetland and Swampland Birding at Sharda Sagar Reservoir or other Lake for Winter Migrants Birds and Resident water birds . Type of Birds Stork, Gadwall, Pintail, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goose, Bittern, Heron, Egret, Cormorant, Darter etc.
Afternoon Dense sal forest and Mix forest Birding at forest area. Type of Birds Woodpecker, Drongo, Tit, Bulul, Flycatcher, Flowerpecker, Sunbird, Thrush, Nuthatch, Warbler, Monarch, Oriole etc.
Morning Camp side birding - Type of birds Scarlet minivet , Treepie, Myna, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Goldenback Woodpecker, Grey Hornbill, Jungle Owlet, Robin, Sunbird, Wagtail , Bulbul etc.
Conclusion of the trip with the award of participatory certificate
Feedback session followed by breakfast
Accommodation on Double or Triple Sharing basis
Conveyance for Bird Watching Trips
Field Guide for Identifying Birds ( Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Richard
Grimmett, Carol Inskippand Tim Inskipp, Indian Birds Salim Ali )
One Binoculars 16x40 Available for Field Trips Only
One Bird Call listening tool Available for Field Trips Only
One Spotter available for Nesting Bird
Participant's home town to PTR travel
Any additional meal, beverages which is not as per the itinerary
Any alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, Medicine, etc.
Tips and Payoff
Anything not mentioned in the Tour cost includes
Certificate to Each Participant
Minimum four and Maximum Sixteen Person in every group
Venue: PILIBHIT TIGER RESERVE
Organizer: THE JUNGLE INN
Akhtar M. Khan