Kathmandu is a valley surrounded on all sides by wonderfully green hills covered with dense forests. These forests and hills provide a safe haven for various species of birds. There are many birding site located within a short distance from the city. Kathmandu valley rim and floor accounts some four hundred species of birds that are endangered, endemic, rare and globally threatened.
Kathmandu valley is best destination spot for bird watching. Phulchowki Hill, situated 20 km south- east of Kathmandu, with some 288 species recorded to date is the most popular bird watching spot in the valley. Over here you can sight the babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari Botanical Garden, lying at the foot of Phulchowki Hill, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted forktail. The wetlands and open fields inside the valley make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds. Taudaha, a lake on the way to Dakshinkali Temple, south of Kathmandu, also attracts flocks of migrant birds.
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