Owls are natural predators equipped with large, curved beaks and strong talons, large eyes, enormous ears and a noiseless flight which assists in night time hunting. They most active only at twilight or in the dark of night.
Despite highly populated the valley of Kathmandu and surrounding hills are rich in birdlife. The wide variety of habitat and altitude in the valley make even casual birding particularly rewarding. Some parts of the valley is still has plenty of old trees where brown wood Owl and Brown Fish Owl roosting. The easy access to birding areas in and around Kathmandu valley are added incentives .Each Owl watching site in the valley is unique. Some are dense forest, some are protected by religious and cultural aspect, some place are human buildings and other fall within a community forest. The diversity of Owl watching areas gives the birder a chance to observe a variety of Owl species within a single day.
In Nepal there are 23 species of Owl recorded. Among them we can see or heard in single day following species of Owl in Kathmandu.
Common Barn Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Collared Owlet, Asian Barred Owlet, Spotted Owlet, Brown Hawk Owl, Brown Wood Owl
|Duration||Dawn till Dusk|
|Location||Different parts of Kathmandu Valley|
|When to Visit||Throughout the year but spring is much better|