The Wings of the Himalayas:
Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state in India with covering by the foothills of the Himalayas. It is blessed with the enchanting beauty of nature. It is home to about 693 species of birds with more than 45 percent of the country’s species found here, many of which are protected by different National parks and Sanctuaries.
Uttarakhand encourages wildlife photography and makes the perfect destination for Bird lovers with enrich bird watching spots like Rajaji National Park, Corbett National Park, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanasar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kilbury and Pangot Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, and many more.
There are some of the species are so rare that they can only be found in Uttrakhand like Asian monal, Western tragopan, Cheer pheasant, Himalayan quill and Black-bellied, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Crested Hawk-Eagle, Snowy-throated Laughingthrush and many more.
The government is stressing the conservation of the diversity of birds. Bearing this in mind, the establishment has created the specially Asan Conservation Reserve, This conservation is also known as Asan Barrage, which is a stunning blue-green water body, around 43 km from Uttarakhand. One of the region’s most popular birds watching sites, nature lovers and birding enthusiasts can be seen training their lenses on winged beauties here. This is India’s first conservation reserve, established in 2005. Spread over 4.5 sq km, Asan is also listed as an important bird area. (BNHS and birdlife international) and it also a sites for migrating birds, it’s recently became Uttrakhand’s first Ramsar site, making it a ‘wetland of international importance’. Apart from this conservation reserve park, this land has a wide diversity of birds in 6 National Parks, 7 wildlife sanctuaries, and 4 conservation Reserves including this and 1 Biosphere.