Jabarkhet Nature Reserve provides a home for an incredible variety of wildlife - birds, mammals and insects. Over 100 species of birds are found here and it is one of the best places to spot large coveys of the handsome Kalij pheasant. These birds are usually encountered on the trails within the oak and rhododendron forests.

Camera traps that have been placed in strategic locations around the Reserve have captured leopards, barking deer, goral, yellow-throated marten, leopard cat, langur, black bear, porcupine, wild boar and even sambar.JNR is a veritable "hill of flowers" particularly in spring, during and just after the monsoons. Over 300 varieties of flowers have been documented from the Reserve. JNR has eight well-demarcated walking trails.

Records dating back to the mid-1800s show that the property was originally known as Rockville and was acquired by Dr Wright. It was sold in 1858 to Lt Col R.H. Seals. The property at the time consisted of 952 acres of mostly oak and pine forest. The current owners of Jabarkhet Estate I, part of which forms the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, are Shri Vipul Jain and Mrs Archna Garg, the descendants of Shri J.P. Jain. During the 1800s, the main purpose of the Estate, like most other forests in the area, was to generate income through the sale of wood for charcoal to meet the needs of the Mussoorie town, the brewery and the cantonment.


About the speaker:

Mr Virendra Singh has done Bachelor of Arts in Hindi, Political science, and Sociology from the H. N. B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand. He has done an internship in JABARKHET NATURE RESERVE and done various courses on birds. He currently works as Nature/Trek & Bird Guide in JABARKHET NATURE RESERVE MUSSOORIE. He has also earned Sanctuary Asia Young Naturalist Award in 2015.


Topics to be discussed:

Day 1: (22nd August)

  • Bird identification skills

  • Ethical birding

  • Ethical bird photography

  • Importance of birds

Day 2: (23rd August)

  • Jabarkhet Nature Reserve

  • Recovery of forest and wildlife

  • Ecotourism


Benefits of attending the workshop:

  • Gain knowledge of bird identification, bird calls, and basic ornithology

  • Learn about the JABARKHET NATURE RESERVE MUSSOORIE and its wildlife

  • Know about ecotourism

  • Q&A session with the speaker

  • E-certificates will be provided to all the participants


Details of the workshop:

  • Date:  22nd August & 23rd August 2022

  • Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (IST)

  • Mode: Online

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Registration fee: INR 485/-

  • Early birds discount: INR 399/- (till 15 August)

  • Group Discount (min. 4): INR 375/- each (till 15 August)

  • For further queries contact: Disha Gupta- +91 99539 63621 / info@thenatureseye.com