Birding in Nepal
12 Jan

Birds of Mustang

Here’s some beautiful avian life from Mustang-the trans-himalayan region of Nepal. The desert like landscapes with scarce food source and harsh climate does make it feel like the area can support and hold many beautiful birds.

However, its wonderful habitat for many rare and highland birds. The area encompass the Annapurna Conservation area, so the wildlife of the area is protected, making it a good refuse at least for or during the suitable season.

Within the area where I was stationed for a week time, allowed me to explore the area and enjoy and see many beautiful rare species that are usually up here at this elevation of 3500 m or higher.

At the same time it was incredible to see the migrating birds that are here for short period to migrate down when the winter advance, and they migrate up here and to Tibet and beyond in summer through this migrating route or flyway!

Some highlights for me were- White-browed Tit Babbler, Golden Eagle, Chukar Partridge and Tibetan Snowcock, Fire-fronted Serin, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Alpine Accentor, White-throated Redstart, Beautiful Rosefinch and Red-throated Thrush.

Enjoyed birds and mountain immensely!

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