Monsoon Birds

Feathery Monsoon Magic at Jim’s Jungle Retreat

Monsoons in Corbett National Park are full of magic and splendour. Enliven the bird enthusiast in you by experiencing a host of magnificent feathery creatures that find their safe haven in the greenery that surrounds Jim’s Jungle Retreat. Embark on this beautiful journey in the wild, lead by our trained Naturalists that have intrinsic knowledge of the various bird’s species – their behaviour, their specialities and most importantly their sublime charm and let your imagination take flight with our feathery friends.

Indian Pygmy Woodpecker

Indian Pygmy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker of India. Its northern-most range extends till the southern boundary of Corbett Tiger Reserve. The species commonly occurs at Jim’s Jungle Retreat during monsoon, where it breeds in the forest adjoining the retreat.

Indian Scops Owl

Indian Scops Owl is a nocturnal species of small Owl. The species breeds every monsoon at Jim’s Jungle Retreat and can be seen and heard every night. Often parents are seen feeding they young ones in the low branches of trees around cottages and lodges.

Asian Koel

Asian Koel belongs to the Cuckoo family and is brood parasite on the Indian Jungle Crow. The species breeds in and around Jim’s Jungle Retreat and is commonly seen and heard at the retreat during monsoon.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater is a summer breeding visit to Corbett Tiger Reserve. It breeds in areas around Jim’s Jungle Retreat and is commonly seen hawking for insects above the fields adjoining the retreat.

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle’s primary diet includes snakes, frogs and small birds. It is commonly seen at the water bodies of Jim’s Jungle Retreat during monsoon.