The avifaunal diversity that Koshi possesses is unparalleled in Nepal and is one of the finest birding sites in Asia. Koshi contributes to be the hub of birdwatchers from all over the world with starting discovery of new and rare species almost every year. It was the first and only Ramsar Sites of Nepal until 2003. This systematic list provides all the confirmed bird records from Koshi Tappu and Koshi Barrage. A total of 485 bird species including resistents and migrants has been listed represent 61 bird families of the world. The most numerous birds come from the Muscicapidae (44 species) closely followed by Accipitridae (42 species), Sylviidae (40), Corvidae (31), Passeridae (31), Anatidae (28) and Scolopacidae (20).
This List can be used as a permanent record of species which you see at Koshi. Please send all reports to BCN. Finally, we hope the list will be of good use for advocacy, write up, policy makers or when you are birding at Koshi.