It is very difficult to produce an authentic and exhaustive
checklist of birds of Keoladeo
and Band Baretha. Many bird-watchers, tour operators
and ornithologists visit this area frequently and every publication has one or
two 'new records'. However a visitor may not find all the species here as some
species have been seen just once or in a particular year. For still others no
authentic information is available but they have found place in almost every publication
for the park. In the first attempt a basic checklist is presented which will be
improved/updated from time to time.
The wild life of Bandh Baretha includes mammals
like Sambhar, Chital, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Hyena, and Leopard. There is magnificent
presence of avian life including some 200 species of wild birds including some
rarest of the species. The Bandh Baretha invariably attracts a large number of
birders due to its exquisite diversity of birds and other wild life.
We hope that this checklist will serve several purposes. First, we hope the checklist
will help bird enthusiasts decide to visit Keoladeo and Band Baretha. A visit
to this unique area can be a rewarding experience for both the amateur and expert
birdwatcher. Second, we hope that this checklist will provide potential visitors
with a guide to birds that might occur in a region during a particular season.
We hope that this checklist will stimulate and encourage visitors to this area
to help improve the accuracy and completeness of the checklist.
The checklist is kept simple to facilitate printing so it can be easily carried
into the field. The checklist is given in Adobe format, if u don't have the sofware
already installed on your system, please download the same from this website -
Download the Keoladeo checklist - Click
Download the Band Baretha checklist - Click