Morning elephant safari through the grasslands and dense forests. This is the best mode of transport for wildlife viewing. Return at 0900 hours for breakfast and then spend time till lunch on a watchtower overlooking a water hole. Drive to wildSome of the best birding areas of Dhikala/Gairal are sambhar road and Khinanauli. One can expect to see great slaty woodpecker, great hornbill, puff-throated babbler, white-rumped shama, pallas's fish eagle etc.
Jim Corbett National Park is very well-known for a unique range of bird’s life. You can find here local as well as drifter type. At Corbett, you must visit the moderately new convergence of the rivers Mandal and Ramganga. The forest is regular by the Ultramarine Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill and Blue-winged Minla. Little and Spotted Forktails, Brown Dipper and the Slaty, are easy to see, as are the Long-billed Thrush and Common Green Magpie.There is an exceptional variety of bird life, both local and migrant species. A rich mix of forest, riverine and mountain species are sighted here all year round though winter months are especially good for migratory birds.
Walks in the forest would reveal the vocal White throated and White-crested laughing thrush and the beautiful but aggressive Common Green Magpie. The Upper canopy should be scanned for the colourful Long-tailed Broadbill and Maroon Orioles, here one also comes across hunting parties of Blue winged minla, Black Throated Tit, Grey headed canary flycatcher, Chestnut bellied nuthatch and scarlet minivets.
Plain backed and the much sought after Scaly thrush prefer to forage under Clerodendron undergrowth with dense Sal\Tree canopy here one also comes across Khaleej pheasants. Oriental and Great Pied hornbills are seen as they fly over their typical valley to valley flying pattern.
In winters, the Ramganga Lake is full by waders, herons, ducks, and egrets in large numbers. Pallases and Osprey Fish Eagle are also commonly seen here. The river Kosi is a best place to view the Great Thicknee, the Ibisbill, and Wall Creeper. Dhikala/Gairal, is the heart of the Corbett National Park. The grassland of Dhikala is the best place for bird watching. More than 50 type’s birds are found here. Large owls include the Brown Fish Owl and the rare Tawny Fish Owl.
Lineated Barbet, Bluethroated Barbet, Crimsonbreasted Barbet, Blacknaped Green Woodpecker, Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker, Longtailed Broadbill, Golden Oriole, Storkbilled Kingfisher, Species of Forktails, Darter, Brown Dipper, Crested Hawk Eagle Little Green Heron, Long-tailed Broadbill, Maroon Orioles, Pond Heron, Booted Hawk Eagle, Pallas Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Greyheaded Fishing Eagle, Cinerous Vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle, Kestrel, Black Partridge, Kaleej Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Common Peafowl, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Lesser Pied Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Blackheaded Oriole, Green Beeater, Indian Roller, Great Pied Hornbill, Hoopoe, Common Grey Hornbill, Broadbilled Roller, Indian Pied Hornbill, Great Hill Barbet, Redwattled Lapwing, Spurwinged Lapwing, Pintailed Green Pigeon, Blue Rock Pigeon,Turtle Dove, Whitebreasted Kingfisher, Chestnutheaded Beeater, Bluetailed Beeater, Rufous Turtle Dove, Alexandrine Parakeet, Roseringed Parakeet, Common Myna, Indian Ring Dove, Spotted Dove, Emerald Dove, lossomheaded Parakeet, Common Hawk, Black Drongo, Greyheaded Myna, Rosy Pastor, Bronzed Drongo, etc.
Winter and summer seasons are ideal to visit Jim Corbett National Park. But only for birding purpose the best time duration is September to March.