I visited Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan for the first time recently along with my friends from Udaipur. Ranthambore National Park is majorly famous for its tigers and relatively easy sighting of the biggest cat. But, it is also home for 270 species of birds.

While, this trip was not specifically for Birding At Ranthambore National Park, still, during my three Tiger Safari on 7th and 8th June 2013, I could see many birds including beautiful Indian Pitta, Painted Stork, Painted Sandgrouse.

Indian Pitta
Indian Pitta

This famous national park also has few lakes inside the park which see many resident waders as well as some winter visitors.

Here is a list of birds I saw at Ranthambore National Park:-
1. Indian Pitta
2. Jungle Crow
3. Shikra
4. Egyptian Vulture
5. Indian Peafowl
6. Painted Spurfowl
7. Painted Sand-grouse
8. Grey Francolin
9. White rumped Flameback
10. Yellow Footed Green Pigeon
11. Indian Golden Oriole
12. Great Tit

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13. Crested Bunting
14. Common Tailor Bird
15. Paradise Flycatcher
16. Rose Ringed Parakeet
17. Painted Stork
18. Lesser Whistling Duck
19. Little Cormorant
20. White Breasted Waterhen
21. Cattle Egret
22. Little Egret

Next Time when I visit Ranthambore National Park, I hope to devote one or two safari exclusively for birding.

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