Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is a smallest birdwatcher's paradise. Consisting of 175 sq km of wet and grassland habitat, Koshi Tappu (translating to "river islands" is the home to at least 493 species of birds as well as being the last habitat of the endangered arna (long pointy horned wild water buffalo) It was founded on 1976tp protect a small triangle of phanta and tappu (small island) in the flood plain of the Sapt-koshi River the one of the three main tributaries of the Ganges.
It's a wonderfully serene spot and most travelers who visit are birdwatchers in search of rare species such as the swamp francolins, Bengal florican and sarus crane. Migratory species from Siberia and Tibet take up residence from November to February. Habitat of Tigers and rhinos still plenty to see Gangetic dolphin, blue bulls,deers,goldan jackals, marsh muggers, fishing cats mongooses civet cats and procupines.Gangetic dolphin are the best spotted from the bridge at koshi Barrage.