NEPAL ALBUM

 

The first selection of  photographs were taken on our 2013 tour by Cliff & Jackie Buckton. Pictures from previous tours are below these.

 

the view from our hotel in Pokhara

Kathmandu

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Queen of Spain

Ibisbill

Chitwan elephant

Flamebacks were common in Chitwan

Brown Hawk Owl in Chitwan

 

Coppersmiths Barbet

Long-tailed Shrike

Indian Roller

Wallcreeper

Red-headed Vulture

Crimson Sunbird

Small Niltava

a leaf !!!

Purple Sapphire

Pea Blue

Steppe Eagle

Egyptian Vulture

Himalayan Griffon Vulture

Collared Owlet

 

 

on top of the world!

 

 

Photographs from our 2012 tour by Phil Palmer

 

 

 

A wonderful mix of culture, scenery & wildlife.

 

 

Siberian Rubythroats are a must-see bird for Brits abroad.

 

 

 

 

Nepal Cutia, perhaps one of the most desired birds among keen birders?

the bird above is a female (spotted mantle), while the stunning male is depicted below.

 

 

Rufous-bellied  Niltavas are woodland birds, but our lodges provide easy access to them as the gardens act as clearings in the forest.

 

 

 

From Pulchowki we could see most of the tallest mountains in the Himalayan range, including Everest.

 

 

 

Our time at Chitwan gives us ample chance to see the rare Indian Rhinoceros. This one had crows cleaning it of parasites.

 

The best way to see them is from the back of an elephant, while we also spend time in jeeps.

 

 

 

the Gharial is now a seriously rare sight, but we have very high chances of encountering one here.

 

 

 

not just any old moggy !!    ..........this is a Jungle Cat

 

the UNESCO designated temples of Kathmandu are just incredible

 

even common birds are smart looking!! This is a Jungle Myna

 

 

 

bee-eaters in the mist huddle to keep warm

 

 

 

 

boat rides along the river gives close access to Ruddy Shelduck and Small Pratincole (below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Yellownape

 

 

Large-tailed Nightjar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Sarge.....we have a guy here texting while driving an elephant. What shall I charge him with?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

the magical forests are alive with deer, all wary of the striped or spotty cats that hide here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spangled Drongo

 

 

Wallcreeper is another must-see bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Thrushes winter here in small flocks

 

 

 

Small Niltava is a jewel among the leaves

 

 

 

 

 

This Rubythroat popped out onto a woodland track, but darted back into cover as soon as anyone approached.

By carefully organising individual visits, everyone enjoyed a view of this stunner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

four species of Forktail are possible on this tour

 

 

 

 

it is possible to visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

the Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest in Kathmandu and attracts many Buddhist pilgrims.

The riot of colours make it an incredible place to pause for a few pictures

 

 

 

even the House Crows gather here in numbers

 

 

prayer flags fly from every temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

there is a photograph around every corner  in the Capital

 

 

 

my Gran used to have a sewing machine like this!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wondered if we needed to put up a prayer flag to ensure we see Ibisbill on every trip here? So far we have been successful.

 

 

phew, we didn't need a prayer flag for Ibisbill on the 2011 trip....there are four in this picture alone!!!

 

this river holds a few Ibisbill & thankfully we do not have to cross bridges like this to see them!!!!

 

 

 

this male White-tailed Robin was a real surprise find near Kathmandu

 

White's Thrush is quite common in the Botanical gardens at Godaveri, but always a challenge to see well

 

 

while we were watching this Oriental Turtle Dove, one was attracting crowds in Oxfordshire at home.

 

 

 

 

Black-throated Tit

 

 

Asian Barred Owlet

 

White-capped Water Redstart

 

 

 

 

female Plumbeous Redstart

 

a Flying fox

 

 

 

House Crow

 

White-eye on seedpods

 

Chitwan park entrance at dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVEREST !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nepal February 2010. Photographs by Paul Willoughby

Collared Owlet

Collared Owlet

Kathmandu's Patan Durbar Square

Monks in the durbar square

Wood carvings in a palace at Patan Durbar Square

The gardens at Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara

Striated Prinia

A rather tame Black-headed (Rufous-backed) Shrike

Blue-throated Barbet

Lesser Adjutant Stork

Blue-eared Kingfisher

White-browed Wagtail

Elephant safari at Chitwan

Lesser Coucal

Watching a rhino at Chitwan

Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. What a beast....

Ibisbill. This year it took us 15 seconds to find one....

Plumbeous Water Redstart

 

 

 

 

Yellow-bellied Fantail, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

White-throated Fantail, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

White-tailed Stobechat, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

 

White-capped River Chat, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Himalayan form of White Wagtail, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Wallcreeper, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Immature Steppe Eagle, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Stag Chital, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Slaty-backed Forktail, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Chitwan, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Chitwan, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Plumbeous Redstart, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Rhino and Chital, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Long-tailed Shrike, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Lesser Yellownape, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Oriental Darter, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Ibisbill, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Himalayan Bulbul, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Chitwan, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Greater Flameback, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Great Barbet, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Egyptian Vulture, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Himalayan Flameback, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Red Junglefowl, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Red-capped Babbler, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Peacock Pansy, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Common Rose  (?), Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Blue Peacock, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Blue-eared Kingfisher,  Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Blue-capped Redstart, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

Black-lored Tit, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

 

Asian Barred Owlet, Nepal 2010 (Mike Vickers)

 

Nepal February 2010. Photographs by Paul Willoughby

Collared Owlet

Collared Owlet

Kathmandu's Patan Durbar Square

Monks in the durbar square

Wood carvings in a palace at Patan Durbar Square

The gardens at Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara

Striated Prinia

A rather tame Black-headed (Rufous-backed) Shrike

Blue-throated Barbet

Lesser Adjutant Stork

Blue-eared Kingfisher

White-browed Wagtail

Elephant safari at Chitwan

Lesser Coucal

Watching a rhino at Chitwan

Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. What a beast....

Ibisbill. This year it took us 15 seconds to find one....

 

Plumbeous Water Redstart

 

Asian Barred Owlet

 

 

 

 

Boat trip, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Forktails, Gharial, Himalayan Bulbuls, juv Steppe Eagle, Zebra butterfly, Ibisbill and Leopard

Photographs from the Nepal 2008 tour by Paul Willoughby and Chris Brookings

 

 

Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.

 

 

 

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