Pangot a small Himalayan village, just 15 km from the hill station Nainital. This Kumaoni hamlet has a small settlement of Kumaoni village folk. The forested areas around Pangot offer a spectacular view, lovely nature trails, and great birding opportunities. This birders paradise boast of over 250 species sightings.
Bird Specialties –
- Himalayan Griffon
- Blue-winged Minla
- Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
- Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail
- Rufous-bellied Niltava
- Khalij, Cheer & Koklass Pheasant
- Hill Partridge
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Bird sightings at Pangot region, Nainital district 2017
Naturalist and Expert Birding Guide – Asian Adventures
30th March 2017
A Brown-flanked Bush Warbler seen at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge at 6:25 am, the first record for this season.
21st March 2017
A Brown Wood Owl’s call heard in this morning at 4:25 am. it was the first call record for this season.
26th March 2017
- Peregrine Falcon 1
- Booted Eagle 1
- Mountain Hawk Eagle 2
- Crested Serpent Eagle 1
- Himalayan Vulture 8
- Black Eagle 1
- Steppe Eagle1
- Bonelli’s Eagle 2
19th March 2017
Location: Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot.
- Scaly Thrush 1
- Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 4
- Oriental Cuckoo (heard)
- Ultramarine Flycatcher 1
Date: 18th March 2017
Chestnut-crowned Warbler (Seicerus castaniceps) 1
Male Koklass Pheasant (Pucracia macrolopha)
Black Eagle’s Nest Found at this geographic location: N 29°25’02.3412 /E 087°25’44.6988
The nest was active and one adult was in the nest, while the other flew in with prey (rat).
17th March 2017
An adult Mountain Hawk Eagle sighted.
Two Large-billed Crow were chasing the eagle. The raptor had some prey kept on his feet.
3rd March 2017
Large-Tailed Nightjar arrived and started calling at dusk, it was heard till the early hours of dawn. It is time for the winter migrants to come up to their breeding ground, and prepare for breeding.
Butterflies update March 2017
- Small Grass Yellow
- Dark-clouded Yellow
- Indian Cabbage White
- Indian Tortoiseshell
- Pea Blue
- Hummingbird Hawk Moth.