i am Bharat bird watching guide living in Ukhimath town nearby birding places from where i do operate birding tours myself not under any company or resort in Chopta providing birding tour packages which includes everything even arrange vehicle also from rishikesh-haridwar or nearby airport in dehradun.chopta-tungnath valley and surrounding areas are full of by wildlife like rare birds himalayan monal, scarlet Finch snow partridge, kalij pheasant,koklass pheasant yellow rumped honeyguide and many more other species of birds chopta and nearby other areas come under kedarnath wildlife sanctuary,kanchula khark and musk deer sanctuary chopta which is most popular destination of birders where are much possibilities of find himalayan monal .koklass pheasant.finches family red headed bullfinch scarlet finch beautiful rosefinch and other rare species of birds kanchula khark.musk deer park is located on old route of mandal gopeshwar badrinath route where is much density of forest.forest department take fees by every tourist as entrance permission in chopta valley and surroundings areas in kedarnath wildlife Sanctuary by indian this is 150r. and by foreingner 600r this is valid till three days.chopta, tungnath chandrashila peak musk deer sanctuary kanchula khark makku farm and in bank of mandakini river,kakdagaad even pothibasa deoriatal lake these are places where i go for birding with my clients. pothibasa is located in enroute of chopta and on old pilgrimage route to badrinath ji when it was not motor road pilgrims come from kedarnath and walk through this point Pothibasa is old name given by old people actually meaning of Pothibasa this pothi mean bird and basa mean live (Home of Birds) the place where lives birds because of that time many birds live in the area cause of much density of forest so named in that period by old people Pothibasa and other wild animals also found in valley like black bear,leopard
wild pig indian jackal.martin and many more chopta hill station is trekking base.entrance of tourist places and holy shrine of tungnath temple and summit chandrashila peak altitude is 4000metrs ,in these places also possibilities to find species of birds himalayan monal.snow partridge. accentor finches and more like dev darshni 400mtrs before tungnath temple, makku farm and in Kakragaad on bank of mandakini river where we can see twany fish owl, yellow rumped honeyguide creasted kingfisher,common kingfisher crimson sunbird,brown dipper,golden bush robbin.white caped water redstart, asian paradise flycatcher, Mallard-migration bird seen in april even common sand pipper and many kakragad also best destination for bird watchers many migration birds come from other states to here because of river they find fish for eat and density of forest also even i do birding tours in panch kedar treks like madmaheshwar and rudranath where is so calm because of few people do trek and not so crowded and good for sightseeing and birding so if you are expecting for birding tour around Chopta valley in uttarakhand so contact to me directly through WhatsApp +919719875326,or call 9456108780!