Bird watching in Kalimpong
Chestnut bellied Nuthatch (Photo Courtesy: Himadrimondal)
Lava (7000+ ft asl) is a small hamlet situated 34 kms from Kalimpong. The idyllic forests are renowned for trekking and bird watching.
The region is still virgin and wild animals such as the Himalayan Black Bear, barking deer are spotted regularly.
The Lava area is excellent for bird watching and home to the Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Broad-billed Warbler, Blue-fronted Robin, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Rufous-throated Wren Babbler, Grey-sided Laughing thrush, Scarlet Finch and many more rarely sighted birds.
Recommended stay – 2 nights Season – Oct – May