Birdwatching in Jim Corbett National Park and Naini Tal area

Birdwatching in Jim Corbett National Park and Naini Tal area (northern India) in November 2012 with my parents. The trip was fantastic, the place is amazing, the biodiversity in the avain, mammalian and reptilian we witnessed was quite spectacular indeed – 218 species of birds and about a dozen species of mammals and reptiles, also some big fish in the Ramganga river of which I do not recollect the names.

And what birds! Among the best ones were Kalij Pheasant, Greater Yellownape, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Great Barbet, Great Hornbill, Brown and Tawny Fish Owls, Ibisbill, Lammergeier, Collared Falconets, Maroon Oriole, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, White-tailed Rubythroat, Spotted Forktail, Wallcreeper,Mountain Bulbul, Golden-spectacled Warbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Blue-winged Minla, Green-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush. Do check out their pics on Some of the photos in this video were clicked by my mom (Veena Patwardhan). Most of the videos were shot by digiscoping with a Pentax 65ED scope w/ 14XW and my backup VGA camcorder – Alesis VideoTrack Video mounted on a Bogen 3011 w/ 3126 head combo. Others were shot on a Samsung Captivate.

Thanks to Manoj Sharma who organized this trip for us and to our guide Devender and last but by no means least our very sharp and talented driver Ravinder.

Music Credits are:
“Photo theme: Window like” by Antony Raijekov —
“Holiday Bash” by unreal_dm —

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