Tibetan Snowcock
Tibetan Snowcock

Sagarmatha National Park is an area of global significance in terms of avifaunal diversity as it represents the ecosystems from the highest point of the earth’s surface. SNP is also important for the earth’s evolutionary history, which is one of the most interesting regions geologically. Moreover, this area endowed with natural and cultural values has been qualified to be included in the list of World Heritage Sites. There are 219 species of birds belonging to 32 families recorded so far in Sagarmatha National Park and its Buffer Zone.

Birds of Sagarmatha National park
Himalaya Monal / Danphe

Best time for Birding in Everest Region

April and May are the best months for birdwatching along the Everest Base Camp Trek. Most altitudinal migrants have made their way up, and there is a lot of breeding activity during this time. October and November, the best months for mountain views, however, have much less variety, as many of the altitudinal migrants have moved lower.

Read more about Everest Base Camp Trekking

Checklist of the Birds of Everest Region

Everest National Park has 219 bird species. Here is the complete checklist:

Birds of Everest National Park- Checklist
SNOrder/Family/ Common NameScientific Name
GALLIFORMES
Phasianidae
1Danphe/Himalayan MonalLophophorus impejanus
2Snow PartridgeLerwa lerwa
3Blood Pheasant IIIthaginis cruentus
4Kalij PheasantLophura leucomelanos
5Tibetan Snowcock ITetraogallus tibetanus
6Satyr Tragopan III, #Tragopan satyra
ANSERIFORMES
Anatidae
7Northern PintailAnas acuta
8Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
9Common TealAnas crecca
10Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
11GarganeyAnas querquedula
12GadwallAnas strepera
13Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
14Common Pochard * VUAythya ferina
15Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
16Ferruginous PochardAythya nyroca
17Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
18Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
PICIFORMES
Picidae
19Crimson-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos cathpharius
20Darjeeling WoodpeckerDendrocopos darjellensis
21Scaly-bellied WoodpeckerPicus squamatus
UPUPIFORMES
Upupidae
22Common HoopoeUpupa epops
CUCULIFORMES
Cuculidae
23Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
24Eurasian CuckooCuculus canorus
25Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
26Oriental CuckooCuculus saturatus
27Large Hawk CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
APODIFORMES
Apodidae
28Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus
29Himalayan SwiftletCollocalia brevirostris
STRIGIFORMES
Strigidae
30Little Owl IIAthene noctua
31Eurasian Eagle Owl IIBubo bubo
32Tawny Owl IIStrix aluco
COLUMBIFORMES
Columbidae
33Speckled Wood PigeonColumba hodgsonii
34Snow PigeonColumba leuconota
35Hill PigeonColumba rupestris
36Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
GRUIFORMES
Otididae
37Demoiselle Crane IIGrus virgo
Rallididae
38Common CootFulica atra
CICONIIFORMES
Scolopacidae
39Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
40Temminck’s StintCalidris temminckii
41Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
42Wood Snipe * VUGallinago nemoricola
43Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
44Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
45Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
46Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
47Common RedshankTringa totanus
48Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Charadriidae
49IbisbillIbidorhyncha struthersii
Laridae
50Brown-headed GullLarus brunnicephalus
51Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
52Common TernSterna hirundo
Accipitridae
53Northern Goshawk IIAccipiter gentilis
54Eurasian Sparrowhawk IIAccipiter nisus
55BesraAccipiter virgatus
56Cinereous Vulture IIAegypius monachus
57Steppe Eagle * EN, IIAquila nipalensis
58Golden Eagle IIAquila chrysaetos
59Imperial Eagle * VU, IAquilla heliaca
60Common Buzzard IIButeo buteo
61Long-legged Buzzard IIButeo rufinus
62Hen Harrier IICircus cyaneus
63Lammergeier IIGypaetus barbatus
64Himalayan Griffon IIGyps himalayensis
65Booted Eagle IIHieraaetus pennatus
66Black Kite IIMilvus migrans
67Osprey IIPandion haliaetus
Falconidae
68Merlin IIFalco columbarius
69Peregrine Falcon IFalco peregrinus
70Common Kestrel II
Podicipedidae
71Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
72Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis
PASSERIFORMES
Laniidae
73Grey-backed ShrikeLanius tephronotus
Corvidae
74Common RavenCorvus corax
75Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos
76Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
77Spotted NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
78Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus
79Yellow-bellied FantailPericrocotus hypoxantha
80Red-billed ChoughPryrhocorax pyrrhocorax
81Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
82Yellow-billed Blue MagpieUrocissa flavirostris
83Hume’s GroundpeckerPseudopodoces humilis
Cinclidae
84White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus
85Brown DipperCinclus pallasii
Muscicapidae
86White-capped Water RedstartChaimarrornis leucocephalus
87Oriental Magpie RobinCopsychus saularis
88Little ForktailEnicurus scouleri
89Spotted ForktailEnicurus maculatus
90Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassina
91Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiata
92Ultramarine FlycatcherFicedula superciliaris
93Slaty-blue FlycatcherFicedula tricolor
94GrandalaGrandala coelicolor
95White-bellied RedstartHodgsonius phaenicuroides
96White-tailed RubythroatLuscinia pectoralis
97Indian Blue RobinLuscinia brunnea
98BluethroatLuscinia svecica
99Chestnut-bellied Rock
Thrush
Monticola rufiventris
100Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferruginea
101Blue Whistling ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
102Rufous-bellied NiltavaNiltava sundara
103White-winged RedstartPhoenicurus erythrogaster
104Blue-fronted RedstartPhoenicurus frontalis
105Hodgson’s RedstartPhoenicurus hodgsoni
106Blue-capped RedstartPhoenicurus coeruleocephalus
107Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
108White-throated RedstartPhoenicurus schisticeps
109Plumbeous Water RedstartRhyacornis fuliginosus
110Grey BushchatSaxicola ferrea
111Common StonechatSaxicola torquata
112Golden Bush RobinTarsiger chryaseus
113Himalayan BluetailTarsiger (cyanurus) rufilatus
114White-browed Bush RobinTarsiger indicus
115White-collared BlackbirdTurdus albocinctus
116Kessler’s ThrushTurdus kessleri
117Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula maximus
118Dark-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollis
119Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis
120Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
121Long-tailed ThrushZoothera dixoni
122Plain-backed ThrushZoothera mollissima
Sturnidae
123Purple-backed StarlingSturnus sturninus
Sittidae
124WallcreeperTichodroma muraria
125White-tailed NuthatchSitta himalayansis
Certhiidae
126Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
127Rusty-flanked TreecreeperCerthia nipalensis
128Winter WrenTroglodytes trolodytes
Paridae
129Coal TitParus ater
130Grey-crested TitParus dichrous
131Great TitParus major
132Green-backed TitParus monticolus
133Rufous-vented TitParus rubidiventris
134Yellow-browed TitSylviparus modestus
Aegithalidae
135Black-throated TitAegithalos consinnus
136Rufous-fronted TitAegithalos iouschistos
Hirundinidae
137Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
138Nepal House MartinDelichon nepalensis
139Eurasian Crag MartinHirundo rupestris
140Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Regulidae
141GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Sylviidae
142White-browed FulvettaAlcippe vinipectus
143Rufous-winged FulvettaAlcippe castaneceps
144Grey-sided Bush WarblerCettia brunnifrons
145Black-faced LaughingthrushGarrulax affinis
146Chestnut-crowned LaughingthrushGarrulax erythrocephalus
147Streaked LaughingthrushGarrulax lineatus
148Spotted LaughingthrushGarrulax ocellatus
149Rufous SibiaHeterophasia capsitrata
150Bar-throated SivaMinla strigula
151Fulvous ParrotbillParadoxornis fulvifrons
152Tickell’s Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus affinis
153Lemon-rumped WarblerPhylloscopus chlorontus
154Smoky WarblerPhylloscopus fuligiventer
155Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
156Ashy-throated WarblerPhylloscopus maculipennis
157Large-billed Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus magnirostris
158Western Crowned
Warbler
Phylloscopus occipitalis
159Buff-barred WarblerPhylloscopus pulcher
160Blyth’s Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus reguloides
161Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides
162Scaly-breasted Wren BabblerPnoepyga albiventer
163Green Shrike BabblerPteruthius xanthochlorus
164Hoary-throated BarwingActinodura nipalensis
165Green-crowned WarblerSeicercus burkii
166Whistler’s WarblerSeicercus whistleri
167Grey-hooded WarblerSeicercus xanthoschistos
168Stripe-throated YuhinaYuhina gularis
169Rufous-vented YuhinaYuhina occipitalis
Alaudidae
170Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
171Hume’s Short-toed LarkCalandrella acutirostris
172Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
173Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Nectariniidae
174Yellow-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum melanoxanthum
175Mrs Gould’s SunbirdAethopyga gouldiae
176Green-tailed SunbirdAethopyga nipalensis
177Fire-tailed SunbirdAethopyga ignicauda
Passeridae
178Blyth’s PipitAnthus godlewskii
179Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
180Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
181Rosy PipitAnthus roseatus
182Citrine WagtailMontacilla citreola
183White WagtailMontacilla alba
184Grey WagtailMontacilla cinerea
185Rufous-necked SnowfinchMontifringilla ruficolis
186Black-winged SnowfinchMontrifringilla
adamsi
187House SparrowPasser domesticus
188Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
189Russet SparrowPasser rutilans
190Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
191Brown AccentorPrunella fulvescens
192Altai AccentorPrunella himalayana
193Robin AccentorPrunella rubeculoides
194Rufous-breasted AccentorPrunellla strophiata
195Maroon-backed AccentorPrunella immaculata
Fringillidae
196TwiteCarduelis flavirostris
197Yellow-breasted GreenfinchCarduelis spinoiedes
198Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
199Dark-brested RosefinchCarpodacus nipalnesis
200Beautiful RosefichCarpodacus pulcherrimus
201Red-fronted RosefinchCarpodacus puniceus
202Pink-browed RosefinchCarpodacus rodochrous
203Spot-winged RosefinchCarpodacus rodopeplus
204Great RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilla
205Streaked RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilloides
206White-browed RosefinchCarpodacus thura
207Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
208Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
209Brandt’s Mountain FinchLeucostice brandti
210Plain Mountain FinchLeucostice nemoricola
211Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
212Collared GrosbeakMycerobas affinis
213Spot-winged GrosbeakMycerobas melanozanthos
214White-winged GrosbeakNycerobas carnipes
215Crimson-browed FinchPinicola subhimachala
216Brown BullfinchPyrrhula nipalensis
217Scarlet FinchHaematospiza sipahi
218Red-headed BullfinchPyrrhula erythrocephala
219Tibetan SerinSerinus thibetanus

 

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