This January I was lucky enough to lead a Birding Ecotours trip to Northern India. The trip was stacked full of incredible birds, such as Indian Skimmer, Indian Courser, Koklass and Cheer Pheasants, Painted Spurfowl, Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), Collared Falconet, Sarus Crane, Ibisbill, Painted Sandgrouse, Pallid Scops Owl, Tawny and Brown Fish Owls, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Great Hornbill, Sirkeer Malkoha, Long-billed Thrush, Spotted, Slaty-backed, and Little Forktails, Golden Bush Robin, Himalayan Bluetail, White-tailed (Himalayan) and Siberian Rubythroats, Wallcreeper, Rufous-breasted and Altai Accentors, and White-capped Bunting.
We saw Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Jungle Cat, Asian Elephant, Gharial, Marsh Mugger and numerous other cool wildlife. If this wasn't enough we visited the Taj Mahal and had incredible views of the stunning Himalayas - oh and ate some beautiful food!
I've written a summary of the trip, with a few photos here: http://birdingecotours.com/birding-asia/
The trip report can be found here: http://birdingecotours.com/trip-reports/india (word only view document, or download it as a PDF).
If you're interested in the 2017 tour, please get in touch!
Brown Fish Owl
Grey-headed Woodpecker - Black-naped Woodpecker a split if you follow HBW taxonomy.
Indian Peafowl - National Bird of India
Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier)
Orange-headed Thrush - seen very well the week before the tour but I couldn't re-find it during the tour! Gutted as it was a cracker!
Pallid Scops Owl - the first record for Okhla Bird Sanctuary and the Delhi area - found on the first day of the tour! What a way to start! It was present until at least mid-March.
Tawny Fish Owl
White-tailed (Himalayan) Rubythroat
Indian Rock Python
3-way fight between Spotted Deer
The Himalayas - simply breathtaking
Sunrise at Corbett NP
Sunset at Corbett NP
Group enjoying the Himalayan views
Group at the Taj Mahal