From October to March in particular, the Chandelao area is a paradise for birdwatchers. A tradition of respect for all living things by the local people, the lack of pesticides in agriculture, and a strategic position on the migratory path of many species leads to a rich and varied avifauna.
A walk around Chandelao can yield some great sightings of parakeets, bulbuls, bee eaters, peafowl, and other residents. For the enthusiast, a jeep trip to local hot spots, including nearby Olvi lake is a must and will provide sightings of a vast range of waterfowl, herons, kingfishers, grebes, and waders. Three crane species are regularly sighted - demoiselle, common, and the endangered sarus crane.
Birdwatching trips are conducted by an experienced guide, and binoculars and a bird identifiction guide are provided.
A birdwatching trip in a jeep lasts about 3 hours and costs Rs. 500/- per person for parties of three or more, or Rs. 750/- per person for 2 people.
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