Ranthambhore, because of its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, has an admirable population of birds, resident and migrant. A whooping list of around 272 species has been documented in the park. Some of the best locations to watch birds I Ranthambhore are Malik Talao, the Ranthambhore Fort, Rajbagh Talao, Padam Talao and in the Jhalra area. The most sighted birds in Ranthambhore include Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons etc.
A keen birder can easily net over 120 species in 3 days, like Szabolcs Kokay and his friends did. Though the park is great for birding but the restrictions that are placed inside the Ranthambhore National Park, may not appeal to the very serious birders. There are some great birding spots outside the park and here one can walk around, which you cannot do inside the park. In fact, some of the best birding areas are outside the tiger zones on the outskirts of the park.
While you are planning a birding tour to Ranthambhore, at Ranthambhore Kothi would be delighted to host you for a perfect wildlife experience alongside luxuries. Cocooned midst the lush green forests and edged with the soothing sight of natural water lake, Ranthambhore Kothi offers a well appointed, never to be forgotten experience, with the exciting bird watching, chance to glimpse the very rare tigers, and other incredible species in complete wild..