More than 250 bird species have been reported from VTR. Some of the interesting birds of VTR are Nepal khaleej pheasant, three-toed quail, flycatcher, grey shrike, green willow warbler, tree pipit, and green barbet, waders, ibises, storks, pitta, plovers, snipes, pied hornbill & emerald dove. There are five types of green pigeons and purple wood pigeon found in VTR. In the night several owls, owlets, nightjars, etc can be easily sighted. The reserve has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Indian Bird Conservation Network.