Ghodaghodi Tal: Bird Watching Tour in Nepal
Yagya Raj Karki/Nepalayatimes
Kailali- Ghodaghodi Tal is an important Ramsar site, established in August 2003. Ghodaghodi Tal is located on the slopes of the Siwalik Hills in the Kailali District of Nepal. The forests and wetlands of this conservation site surrounded by patches of forest and includes a number of shallow oxbow lakes, with a multitude of ponds, marshes, wide-open meadows, and streams. It is the settlement for the majestic Bengal tiger, registered 140 species, marsh crocodile, red-crowned roofed turtle, three-striped roofed turtle, Eurasian otter, smooth-coated otter, swamp deer and lesser adjutant stork.
Nine of the U-shaped lakes; Ghodaghodi, Chaitya, Ojhuwa, Purbi Ojhuwa, Sunpokhari, Nakhrodi, Budhi Nakhrodi, Baishawa, and Ramphal covered a large percentage of the area. All of them Ghodaghodi is the largest of the lakes, and a concrete dam has been built to regulate the outlet of the lake’s water.
Ghodaghodi is full of covered with designated wetland, which covers around ten square kilometers area, are human settlements and agricultural fields. The large numbers of people have migrated to Ghodaghodi Tal from Dailekh, Surkhet, Asham, Gulmi, and Myagdi, because this area is fertile, providing grazing for animals, as well as timber, fish, and food, such as wild mushrooms. Cause of heavy human settlements causing for the creature, wildlife, and species. So that Conservationists have voiced concern that human settlements encroaching on the wetland area will upset its delicate ecological balance, threatening the survival of the resident wildlife.
In Ghodaghoda Tal, the visitor can do boating, Bird watching, scenic view of wetland and well as wildlife creature