A thing that can be said safely about Munisyari, where ever your eyes will go, you will always find snow clad mountains as well as chirping birds in front of your eyeline.
Nestled in Panchakuli mountain ranges at 2400 Meters, it’s a paradise for birds and birders alike. Munsiyari has birds all round in all seasons. In winters it offers lesser and more habitable temperatures to Eurasian species like Gold Finches, Thrushes, Redstarts. These species are followed by Sparrow Hawks, after all how long a prey can be kept away from Predators.
The rocky cliffs and barren trees offer adobe to a multitude of birds like snow pigeons, Griffons, Himalayan Griffons as well as the most elusive and rare the bearded one aka Lammergeier.
Munsiyari offers all kinds of habitats to birds and birders alike. It has dry grass slopes, offering food and residence to finches. It has mountain slopes covered with sparsely marked broad leaved trees giving shelter to the flagship species of Himalayas “The Himalayan Monal”.
Green grass slopes hold one more gem of Himalayas “The Koklass Pheasant”.
The rocky grass slopes are home to Cheer Pheasants.
This winter’s we went to Munsiyari and came back with various delighful frames as well as Joyful memories.
See the trip album on our YouTube Channel to be a part of our journey
The Bird Checklist is as below
|Sr. No||Bird Names|
|2||*Black-throated Thrush* — First winter plumage.|
|6||*Chestnut-tailed Minla — Bar winged minla*|
|11||*Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch*|
|14||*Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch*|
|24||accentor sp. — Brown accentor|
|51||Himalayan Black-lored Tit|
|64||Red-billed Chough — Overhead in flight|
|87||* Maroon Oriole*|
|88||* Striated Laughingthrush*|
|89||* Variegated Laughingthrush*|
|92||*Eurasian Gold Finch*|
|100||*Spotted Laughing Thrush*|
|101||*White Collared Blackbird*|
|102||*Yellow Breasted Green Finch*|
|107||Little Pied Flycacther|
|109||Rufous Chinned Laughing Thrush|
|110||*Rufous fronted rock thrush*|
|Yellow Throated Marten|