This weekend I recorded the 150th bird species I have personally observed in Kashmir. This checklist is based on birds I have observed in the valley and positively identified. The list includes some rarities like the Kashmir Nuthatch, Isabelline Wheatear and Chaffinch.
If there is any element of doubt regarding the identification the sightings have not been included in this list. AFAIK this is the most comprehensive list of confirmed bird sightings in Kashmir.
Another reason to celebrate the festive season.
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