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Bird Watching


If you are a bird lover then West Sikkim is the right place for you. West Sikkim is known for home to many birds which are now visited regularly by Bird watchers. Kewzing a place 24kms away from Pelling with the highest hill Maenam (3500m) and lower valleys of Rangit river valley is home to over 200 Bird species. Khangchendzonga National Park is one of the places in Sikkim where good number of Bird species can be seen. The Blood Pheasant is the state bird of Sikkim. West Sikkim offers great birding opportunities. Barsey,  hemlocks, magnolia, and Rhododendrons is one of the best birding areas in Sikkim.Around Pemayangste and the nearby village of Pelling there are several excellent birding sites. Some important species like the Maroon-Backed Accentor, Red-faced Liocichla etc are found around these forests. Even the Khecheopheri Lake hosts migrant ducks and occasionally some rare species such as Black-necked Crane, Black-tailed Crane and many others.

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