Migratory birds attract tourists and students

- BHAWANI BHATTA, KANCHANPUR

Dec 2, 2018-

The number of tourists visiting Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) in  Kanchanpur district to observe the migratory birds has increased in recent times.

According to park officials, the SNP receives around 15 to 20 visitors on a daily basis.

“In the past month, I have guided more than 30 bird watchers in the park,” said Kumkaran Thakur, a tourist guide. He added that even the students are visiting the park for educational purpose.

Bird watchers mostly visit the SNP to observe Bengal Florican (Khar Majur), Swamp Francolin (Sim Titra), Seto Kanthi Dhipsi, Lesser Adjutant (Bhudiphor Garud),  Sunaulo Top Chara, Sarus Crane and Raj Dhanes among other endangered  birds.

Each year, these birds fly from the cold Arctic regions to warmer regions, and tourists flock the SNP to observe them.

“The SNP is one of the most favourable locations for bird watchers,” said Laxman Prasad Paudel, SNP officer.

Published: 02-12-2018 09:15

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