One of the last remaining primary forests within the Kathmandu valley is Ranibari Community forest. This forest occupied an area of 7.6 hectors, the forest is surrounded by dense human settlements. It is located in the northwestern part of the valley. This forest still retains a considerable number of migratory and residential bird species. A popular religious site for local people and a small shrine is dedicated to Ranidevi the Queen's Goddess. This forest is protected for religious reasons by the community.
Ranibari Community Forest is home of
107 species of birds - Speckled Piculet, Fulvous - breasted woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, White-throated Kingfisher, Eurasian Cuckoo, Asian Koel, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, Brown Hawk Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Black Kite, Shikra, Long-tailed shrike, Grey-backed Shrike, Rufous Treepie, Long-tailed Minivet, Black Drongo, Scaly Thrush, Vrediter Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Siberian Rubythroat, Oriental Magpie Robin, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Velvet fronted Nuthatch, Black - lored Tit, Red - Vented Bulbul, Oriental White Eye, Whistler's Warbler, plain flowerpecker amongst others.
131 species of flowering plants – 6 species of mammals –Orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel, Small Indian Mongoose, Rhesus Macaque, Jungle cat, Giant Flying Fox, etc.
29 species of butterflies – Grass Demon, Park Palm Dart, Glossy Bluebottle, Common Bluebottle, Great Mormon, Common Redbreast, Plain Tiger, etc.
|Duration||2 - 3 hours|
|Location||Ranibari Community Forest|
|When to Visit||Throughout the year|