Birding Trails of Chikmagalur

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Chikmagalur which is a beautiful hill station located in Karnataka hosts a wide array of bird species. Birdwatchers can enjoy many birding trails throughout the area to appreciate and observe the variety of birds that inhabit the region. One of the most ideal accommodation options for your birding journey to Chikmagalur is the Woodway Homestay in Chikmagalur which provides comfortable accommodation as well as the convenience of accessing some of the most popular birding trails within the region.

The Woodway Homestay in Chikmagalur sits within the coffee plantations. It offers breathtaking views of the hills surrounding. The property offers a birding trail of its own, and guests can spot various species of birds, such as birds like the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Indian Pitta, and the Orange-Headed Thrush through bird watching. The trail also gives guests the opportunity to observe other wildlife species , including the Indian Hare, the Sambar Deer along with The Malabar Giant Squirrel.

Another birding trail that is popular close to Chikmagalur is Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated about 30 kilometers away from the town. The sanctuary houses many species of birds which include those of the Malabar Whistling Thrush, the Velvet-Fronted nuthatch, as well as the Indian Scimitar Babbler. The visitors can also see species like those of the Indian Bison, the Malabar Giant Squirrel as well as an Indian Grey Mongoose.

It is the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located about 80 kilometers away from Chikmagalur is another great birding spot within the region. This sanctuary has been home for more than 300 different species of bird which include birds like the Malabar Trogon, the Great Indian Hornbill as well as the Rufous-Bellied Eagle. Visitors are also able to see animals like those of the Indian Wild Dog, the Leopard as well as the Tiger.

Alongside the birding trails mentioned above, Chikmagalur also has several additional places of interest to birdwatchers. Its Kudremukh National Park, which is situated about 100 kilometers away from Chikmagalur is home to a variety of rare and endangered species of birds like those of the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, the Malabar Parakeet, and the White-Bellied Treepie. It is also home to the Hebbe Falls, which is situated around 10km away from Chikmagalur is another great birding area.

All in all, Chikmagalur is a paradise for birders, thanks to its wide variety of bird species as well as its stunning natural beauty. If you’re planning to visit Chikmagalur, make sure to book a stay in the Woodway Homestay. It’s not just a comfortable and relaxing spot to stay in, but also gives an easy access to the best birding trails within the region.

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