birds

Bardia’s birds

The Bardia National Park is a jewel of nature in western Nepal, and a birder’s paradise

Nepal's 'Owl Sir' awarded

Raju Acharya wins the 2024 Whitley Award to protect the endangered nocturnal birds in central Nepal

Vultures swing back in Pokhara

Monsoon floods usually bring death and destruction, but that is not necessarily bad news for the vultures of Pokhara Valley which feed on carrion...

Pokhara's royal egret sanctuary

After Nepal's monarchy was abolished in 2008, most of the property of the royal family was nationalised, and some of them like...

Nepal’s vultures: Between existence and extinction

On the grounds of a college campus in Nawalparasi, the great brown birds lay as if they were taking part in some...

Rare wild pigeon sighted in Nepal

On 24 November, wildlife photographer Devendra Kharel was near Nepal’s lowest point in Jhapa district when a bird perched on a nearby...

Crying fowl at Dasain

A market at Bhaktapur was doing brisk business on Saturday as people ignored physical distancing rules and flocked to buy fowls for the Dasain...

Saving Nepal’s flyway for migrating cranes

It was in Kagbeni in 1980. High above in the deep blue Himalayan sky was a flock of graceful Demoiselle Cranes, flying...

Eurasian Curlew visits Kathmandu after 50 years

They once used to arrive in flocks of 200 in Kosi Tappu wildlife reserve, and frequent Kathmandu Valley’s wetlands. But after their...

Nepal is a model for vulture conservation

Vultures get a lot of bad press.Unlike other birds which are praised for their melodious song or bright plumage, vultures have been...

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