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Birding Tours in Singalila National Park & Sandakhphu

Singalila National Park or The Sandakhphu Trek as popularly know, ranges from 200mts to 3600mts. The habitat varies from bamboos, oaks, to rhododendron. The trek which starts from Manebhanjan is a spectacular birding trail, which can be covered in 3-5 days.

The intesresting birds here are Blood Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Himalayan Griffon, Steppe Eagle, Golden Eagle, Spotted Nutcracker, Plain-backed Thrush, Rufous-breasted Bush Robin, Blue-capped Redstart, White-throated Redstart, Eurasian Treecreeper, Buff-barred Warbler, Blyth's Leaf Warbler, Black-eared Shrike Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Fulvous Parrotbill, Black-throated Parrotbill, Alpine Accentor, Robin Accentor, Brown Accentor, Pink-browed Rosefinch, Dark-rumped Rosefinch, White-browed Rosefinch, White-winged Grosbeak, Little Bunting.

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Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (Domestic)
Approx travelling time: Maneybhanjung or Tumling-the base camp is 2 hrs and 4 hrs drive from Darjeeling respectively. Birding in Singalila involves 5 to 6 hrs walk everyday on an average.
Accommodation: Trekkers' huts/Tea Houses/Village Lodge/Tents.

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