The Jim Corbett National Park is the place where Project Tiger was started, in the year 1973. It is regarded as one of the finest National Park of India and is also a major tourist attraction. The animals found here are Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, etc. Many hills pass through the middle of the National Park, from south to west. The forest of the park is moist deciduous, with Sal as the main tree although Chir Pine trees are also found on the upper ridges.
The Corbett National Park is named after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett, who played an important role in the establishment of the National Park. It is also the oldest National Park in the whole country today. The Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park while some areas of the park were part of the Princely state of Tehri Garhwal.
Among its chief attraction is the Tiger. Apart from Tigers however, Elephants, Leopards, Panthers, Jungle Cats, Fishing Cats, Leopard cats, Himalayan Black Bears, Sloth Bears, Deers, Hog deer, Barking Deer, Ghorals, Wild Boars, Pangolins, Jackals, Martens, Dholes, Civets, Mongooses, Otters, Hares, Porcupines, Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Macaques, Langurs and Blue Bulls (Nilgais) are also found here.
Not only animals, the Corbett is also home to nearly 600 species of birds. The park has various species of birds like Herons, Darters, Cormorants, Lapwings, Paradise Flycatchers, Munias, Weaver birds, Fishing eagles, Serpent eagles, Spotted Eagles, Black throated Payas, Mynas, Jungle Fowl, Vultures, Thrushes, Barbets, Peacocks, peahens, Kingfishers, migrant Gulls, Moorhens, Ducks, Geese, Sandpipers, Nightjars, Doves, Plovers, Black necked Storks, Parakeets, Owls, Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Wagtails, Black winged Kits, Drongos, Chir Pheasants, Kalij Pheasants, Grebes, Grey Lags, Snipes, Harriers, Ospreys, Minivets, Babblers, Hornbills, falcons and Stone Curlews.