“How beautiful of birds of the air,
seeing their awesome wonderful flair…”
– Jim Foulk
Nestled beautifully in the midst of lofty green hills, far from the hustle and bustle of city life, Sattal is no less than a paradise on earth. And composed, as the name indicates, of seven interconnected freshwater lakes amidst lush green forests carpeting the unspoiled undulations, it’s the centre of migratory bird activity that only the Himalayan highs can foster.
Home to a stunning profusion of birdlife, Sattal treats your eyes to exotic birds of many a colourful feather, while the pleasant environs pamper your senses into an absolute romantic capitulation. Every year several migratory birds of vivid species flock to this region. It is believed that some 230 species of birds are found in Sattal.
While birding in Sattal, be ready for a slugfest with the list of ringside attendees featuring the Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Emerald Dove, Long tail Minivet, Rufous-Chinned Laughing Thrushes, Crested Kingfisher and Brown Fish Owl, they are sure to dazzle you with their uncommon pulchritude.
The Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Grey-Headed Woodpeckers, Green-Backed Tits and Blue-Throated Barbets will add an outburst of colours, with underpinning from the Himalayan Bulbul. And just when you think of winding up, the blue-throated barbets, Red-rumped Swallow and the Purple Sunbird will make you realize that bird watching in Sattal is an action that’s always great but seldom finite.
Whether you’re an expert or novice, birding in Sattal is an experience that you’ll love to cherish throughout your life…