Coorg or Kodagu promises to greet everyone visiting it with the melodious chirping of some of the most exotic species of birds that one can find in India. The region is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the country, but it’s a little known fact that it is one of the hotspots frequented by bird watchers too. With an inset of lush greenery present everywhere one’s sight can behold, Coorg is touted to be a haven for ornithologists and bird-lovers alike. Whether you are expert at bird behavior or just a plain novice who admires the beauty of his feathered friends, Coorg is the best place to explore and get in touch with various creatures of flight. The Indian sub-continent accounts for over 2060 species of birds, and the fact is that Coorg or Kodagu contributes as much as 25% of the overall bird population in this regard, which is a matter or joy and pride for the tiny hill-station. Nagarahole is considered the best place to spot several species of birds, including some that have Coorg as their origin like Malabar Trogons, Nilgiri Laughing-Thrushes, Great Black Woodpeckers, and Malabar Whistling-Thrushes. Other varieties of birds include Yellow Browed Bulbuls, Pacific Swallows, Grasshopper Warblers, Orphean Warblers and Yellow Billed Babblers. Great Pied Hornbills, Nilgiri Wood Pigeons, Wynaad and Grey-Breasted Laughing Thrushes, Blue-Winged Parakeets, Grey-Headed Bulbuls, White-Bellied Treepies, the Nilgiri and White-Bellied Blue Flycatchers, Black Eagle and Ceylon Frogmouths comprise the rest of the species of birds that hail from the Coorg district. Apart from normal birds, Coorg also has several species of Owls including Short Eared and Oriental Scops Owls which can often be seen after nightfall. You can also visit the Nagarahole National Park that houses various forms of wildlife as well. Abbey Falls attracts many birds, and this is also a very popular picnic spot that bird watchers can visit.