Birds of Nepal is a lifetime project for us. We intend to photograph each and every species of birds found in Nepal, hence the tag “lifetime project”. Above everything else, this showcase is an excuse to get away from the maddening crowds, enjoy the morning sunshine, learn more about the winged creatures that have fascinated us since childhood and share that fascination with you. And if you have ever watched a peregrine falcon strike out of the blue at ungodly speeds towards unsuspecting pigeons above the skies of Kathmandu, you would be fascinated too.

In case you are wondering who “we” are, we are aB, Ashish, Jay and Shady.

15 thoughts on “About

    Aayush Raj Pandey said:
    July 5, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I would like to contribute some pictures for your site as you have already collected the names and translated them into nepali which is a great help for me..
    Do check my work
    and Do email me

      asis responded:
      August 20, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Hi Aayush,
      It is absolutely honored that you wish to contribute to this website. I went through your instagram feed and I love your pictures.
      Will email you with additional details.
      Best wishes,

    Shradha Khadka said:
    September 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Ashish and Jay, I am wondering if you can help me identify a bird that stopped by to say hello in my kitchen last week.=? It would be a great addition for my university’s project

    David Cloud said:
    July 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I am looking for the name of a bird in our backyard in Kathmandu that has a black crest with dark brown feathers on top and light brown speckled underneath, a black tail with red coloring at the base of the tail.

    adhikarik said:
    May 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    great collection. it’s helping me a lot identifying few birds that i have pictured during past one year in Bhotang, Sindhupalchok. Thank you.

      asis responded:
      May 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      I am glad you are finding this blog useful. Keep shooting!!

    Anonymous said:
    March 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Dear Ashish And Jay,
    could you please leave your email address in comment box,so that easier approach you.

    Joan said:
    December 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    This morning in the Kathmandu neighborhood of Chandol, I saw the most amazing bird. I don’t see color well, so bear with me.
    About a 5cm needle like bill
    Smallish dark head with a crest
    Large body with chevron? blackish and white stripes on it’s back
    Maybe, a long thin tail
    It was probing for something in the soil then flew off to a nearby tree when I approached.
    An amazing sight, can you help?
    Thank you

    Arthi said:
    November 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Hi, could you pls help id this bird I saw at the 1st Gokyo lake, the bird is orange, with the ends of the wings in black.The head is white and the beak is black. The ducklings are all black and white. Our guide said the bird is called druk… but i could not see anything online or in the books on this. I can also send you some pics if needed. thanks

      asis responded:
      November 6, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Most probably you are talking about a Ruddy Shelduck. https://birdsofnepal.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/ruddy-shelduck/
      These birds are known to mate for life and this trait is much celebrated in Nepal as an especially happy couple of referred to as “Chakhewa and Chkhewi ko Jodi”, Chakhewa being the Nepali name for this bird. Hope that helps. 🙂

    Travel & Shit said:
    April 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Hey guys, I was wondering if you could please help me find the English name for a bird I’ve seen in Pokhara. A couple of shops and cafes have nests in them and they called them Gotali in Nepali, or something similar, but no one knows the English. I have a photo I can send to you if it’ll help but it’s of the babies and the adult is a bit of a blur because it’s in flight.

      asis responded:
      May 10, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      These birds are called Gauthali in Nepali and if a pair nests in a house or a shop, it is considered auspicious here. In English they are called Barn Swallows. Hope that helps. And sorry for the late reply, things haven’t been normal in this part of the world. Cheers.

        Travel & Shit said:
        May 23, 2015 at 8:29 am

        Thank you so much for the reply 🙂

        And yes, I’m still in Pokhara so I’m aware of the current not-normal situation. I hope you and your family are safe.

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