Ringed by dense forests, Kilbury is one of the country’s most popular birding routes. The Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is home to more than 580 species of birds that include brown wood-owls, collared grosbeaks, white-throated laughing thrushes and many others. It also houses mammals like leopard cat, sambar, red fox etc., with oak, pine and rhododendron ensuring a verdant landscape. The sanctuary is also home to the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Reserve. With the snow-clad Himalayas rising in the background, the sanctuary is a picturesque spot, lying at a height of about 2,200 m above sea level. The best time to visit is in the early hours of the morning. Other nearby attractions include Lands End, the Naina Peak, Snow View Point and Naina Devi Temple.

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