Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is located on the flood plain of the Santa Koshi River in the eastern Terai of Nepal. Koshi Tappu wild life reserve is established in 1976 and covers 175sq km area mainly established to protect the rare wild water buffaloes. It is designated as a Ramsar site in 1987. Koshi Tappu wild life reserve is famous for the birdlife and wild buffalo. It is a bird watchers paradise where you find more than 450 species of bird. It is one of the best bird watching sites in the world. Along with the resident bird spices, this wild life reserve is also visited by the migratory birds from Siberia and Tibet around November to February.
In Koshi Tappu wildlife conservation, you see the endangered species of birds like Black-necked Stork, Greater Adjutant Stork, lesser Adjutant Stork, Baer’s Pochard, Red-necked Falcon, Bengal Florican, Great stone Plover, Black-bellied Tern, Dusky eagle Owl, Swamp Francolin, Marsh Warbler, etc. Koshi Tappu wild life reserve is the haven for endangered wildlife like hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, blue bell, jackals, Gharial crocodile, dolphin, ducks, herons, storks, egrets, etc. it offers an outstanding wetland which has created one of the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. Koshi Tappu wild life reserve is the best destination for the Jungle safari. It gives the wilderness experience to the visitors in an unexplored forest. You can explore the Koshi Tappu wild life reserve in three different ways- on the back of the elephant, in the jeep, as well as the on foot. From this park you can also see the fifth highest mountain of the world Mt. Makalu when there is clear whether. The best time to go for Koshi Tappu Jungle safari is the October to March when the migratory birds visit this area.