Godawari Birding Hike
Godawari lies in lower slopes of the Phulchoki mountain Forest( IBA). It is only half an hour drive from Kathmandu and one can easily rich by drive. Birding along paths on the lower slopes of Phulchoki, Marble factory area and Godawari Botanical garden are good places .If you want to birding at Botanical Garden avoid Saturday and public holidays because the garden is popular with couples, film shooting and picnicking location and the crowds reduce the chances of seeing the more birds.
( Godawari Botanical Garden open from 9 am to 5 pm )
Birds to see at Godawari
Kalij Pheasant, Grey – headed woodpecker, Great Barbet, Blue- throated Barbet, White – throated Kingfisher, Himalayan Cuckoo ( s), Rose – ringed Parakeet, Asian Barred Owlet, Shikra, orange - bellied Leafbird, Red billed Blue Magpie, Maroon Oriole, Scarlet Minivet, Lesser Racket- tailed Drongo, Blue Whistling Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush ( W ) Verditer flycatcher, Small Niltava, White – capped Water Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Chestnut – bellied Nuthatch, Wallcreeper ( w ) Black Lored Tit, Himalayan Bulbul, Mountain Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Oriental White eye, Grey – hooded Warbler, White – throated Laughingthrush, White – crested Laughingthrush, Striated Laughingthrush, Rusty cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Black – chinned Babbler, Red – billed Leiothrix, Nepal Fulvetta, Fire breasted Flowerpecker Orienatal honey Buzzard and other forest birds.
|Duration||Half Day, 6 to 7 hours|
|When to Visit||Anytime but October to May is good|