To do some Bird Watching in Shimla, one must get up really early in the morning and drive towards the Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary to have some incredible bird watching experience.
Location: Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary as well as few other bird sanctuaries allows bird watching in Shimla.
Highlights: Some popular and must see birds in the bird sanctuaries of Shimla are Chakor, Kalij Pheasant, Black and Brown Partridge, Thrushes, Himalayan Magpie, Bulbul, Wood Peckers, Parrots,
Peacock, Paradise fly catchers, Jungle Fowl, Golden and Black headed Orioles, Yellow Ioras, Red-vented Bulbuls, Blue Jays, Purple Sunbirds, Green Barbets and Mynahs. One has to be really careful and vigilant enough to listen to the voices to follow the birds here. It is advisable to go in a huge group!
Best Time: Early in the morning before sunrise is definitely the most suitable time for bird watching.
Cost: The entry fee in the bird sanctuaries is very minimal.