Bird Watching in Coorg
Resident and Migratory
Coorg as a region is best visited ex-Mysore (100-120 kms) or ex-Mangalore (150-180 kms) or ex-Bangalore (230-270 kms). The area is known for coffee plantations and salubrious weather (2000-4000 ft asl) all round the year.
Area is home to 300+ species of birds. The large plantations, lower population density and relatively less commercialisation has ensured that Bird habitat remained intact. Hornbills, spoonbills, hoopoe, Rollers are found aplenty around Coorg.
One opts for a plantation homestay or resort stay, then its possible to spot a lot of birds within the resort / homestay premises itself.
Coorg is excellent option for Bird photography especially in Winter.