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Bird Watching in Ladakh

Bird Watching | Resident and Migratory

White Wagtail - Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Horned Lark Female - Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Chukar Patridge - Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Brown Headed Gull - Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Photo Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Bar Headed Geese in Tsomoriri
Brown Headed Gull
Yellow Billed Chough
Himalayan Griffon Vulture
Oriental Turtle Dove in Nubra Valley
Eurasian Hobby in Nubra Valley
Citrine Wagtail in Nubra Valley

Ladakh is a region in North East of state of Jammu and Kashmir having destinations at altitudes of 9000 to 15000 ft asl.

Ladakh is home to diverse range of birds both resident and migratory. More than 200 species are found in Ladakh around Tsokar Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley area.

Some of the birds that are found in Ladakh include Chukor Partridge, Kestrel, Lammergeyer, Himalayan griffin vultures etc. Of the migratory birds the black necked crane, Bar headed Goose, Tibetan Snowcock, Brahminy Duck, Red Crested Pochard etc.

Ladakh is highly rewarding for bird watchers in June – Sept period when a lot of birds are sighted.

Alongwith birds Photographers are able to photograph Bacterian Camels, wide ranging diverse wildlife, high altitude desert with valley of flowers and some spectacular panoramas enroute.

Ladakh is therefore recommended for all photographers and bird watchers looking for Himalayan and high altitude birds.

Related Destination

Related Things To Do

  • Nubra Valley (120 kms from Leh) is known for being the high altitude desert area and home to more

    Access

    Nubra Valley ( 5 Kms )
  • Pangong Lake

    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 more

    Access

    Pangong Lake, Leh ( 128 Kms ), Kargil ( 149 Kms )
  • Tsomoriri lake

    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude lake located at 215 kms east of Leh. Tsomoriri Lake is declared more

    Access

    Tsomoriri Lake ( 1 Kms ), Tsokar ( 50 Kms )
  • Tsokar Lake

    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    Tsokar is a lake at about 50 kms from Tsomoriri closer to Manali - Leh route and is an inportant more

    Access

    Tsokar ( 1 Kms ), Tsomoriri Lake ( 50 Kms )
  • Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley region of more

    Access

    Nubra Valley ( 14 Kms )