Coorg is considered to be the bird watchers’ paradise in Southern India due to the reason that this place is home to more than 307 species of birds, which is almost 25% of the 1250 species of birds found in the India.
The reason this place is a haven for birds is the fact that Coorg is situated in the Western Ghats, which falls in the path of the South -West monsoon due to which it receives a heavy annual rainfall ranging from 4000 mm to 8000 mm in the Western Ghats itself.
Although in the past 2-3 decades a lot of deforestation has taken place, yet the forest department along with coordination of the locals has been able to protect the wildlife biosphere in this region. Talking about the various Coorg Packages, a bird watching tour is a must-do activity in your itinerary to make your visit to Coorg even more interesting and enticing.
The most commonly found birds in this region are Darter, Storks, Pintail, Rosy Starling, Golden Oriole, Wagtails, Warblers, Grey Junglefowl, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, Forest Eagle-Owl, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Grey-headed Bulbul, Broad-tailed Grass Warbler, along with Indian White-backed Vulture and Nilgiri Laughing Thrush whose sightings are quite rare, as they have become critically endangered.