WILD GANGES (Rajaji NP, Jhilmil Conservation Reserve & Haiderpur Wetlands)

WILD GANGES (Rajaji NP, Jhilmil Conservation Reserve & Haiderpur Wetlands)

Dates: 20th–23rd November 2021 (Few Seats)

Rajaji National Park

Nestled between the Shivalik hills and Ganges basin is a lesser-known tiger reserve called the Rajaji National Park. Being not as popular as the neighbouring Corbett National Park makes this park a bit sparse in tourist but still very rewarding in wildlife. Besides its large mammals like elephants, tigers and leopards, the park is known for its abundant avifauna, with over 300 species recorded in the park. Birds like the Great Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Maroon Oriole, White-crested Laughingthrush, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Collared Falconet, Brown Fish-Owl, and Khaleej Pheasant.

Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve

A little known marshy grassland, Jhilmil Jheel a part of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve is one of the few last remaining Terai marshlands in the country. The reserve acts as a corridor for the Rajaji National Park and is home to Uttrakhands last surviving herd of the Western Swamp Deer popularly known as the Barasingha so-called because of its majestic antlers on the male of the species. It is also a great place to see tuskers. Besides mammals, the place is known for its birding, birds such as Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-naped Woodpecker, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Egyptian Vulture, Crested Kingfisher, Scarlet Minivet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Lineated Barbet, Himalayan Flameback, White-capped Bunting, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Pied Harrier and Pallas’s Fish-Eagle.

Haiderpur Wetlands

Located on the Ganges plains within Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary Haiderpur Wetland is a prime wetland home to close to 300 species of birds. The wetland is home to a myriad of winter migrants, with thousands of waterfowl species seen during winters. One can spot wetland birds like Comb Duck, Common Merganser, Ruddy Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Common Teal, Greylag Goose, Common Pochard, Bar-headed Goose, Northern Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard,  and Ferruginous Pochard (White-eyed Duck). Besides the wetland is also home to birds like the Yellow-bellied Prinia, Moustached Warbler, White-tailed Stonechat, Streaked Weaver, Grey-throated Martin, Black-bellied Tern, Northern Lapwing, Tricoloured Munia and Sarus Cran

Batch Limit: 10 only

Camp Charges: Rs 41,975/- for members and Rs 43,475/-for others (ex-Dehradun).

Accommodation: Twin Sharing

Cost includes: All accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first-day lunch to last day breakfast, transfers to and from Dehradun, permits, and entry to Park.

Reporting: Pick up from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun at 9:30 a.m. and drop at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun at 1:30 p.m. on the last day.

Registration*: E-mail us at programmes@bnhs.org or WhatsApp/call at +91-9969798447 (Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.).  

Procedure for Registrations:

Step 1: Fill the online registration form: https://bit.ly/wildganges_nov21

Step 2: Submit a digital copy (photo or scan) of the ID number provided in the registration form.

Step 3: Make payment (at least 50%) for the camp using the bank details given at the end of the registration form.

Step 4: Share transaction details at programmes@bnhs.org to confirm your seat

Kindly Send your Details at programmes@bnhs.org