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Bird Watching Tour in Bhutan

 

About 22% of Bhutan ’s total land area is designated as national parks, nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and conservation areas. These protected areas sustain hundreds of bird species. To date 675 bird species have been sighted in Bhutan , including 14 that are identified as globally threatened by Bird Life International. The threatened species include the Rufous-necked Hornbill, which inhabits the southern foothills, the Black-Necked Crane which migrates to Bhutan from Tibet in winter, and the Tragopan Blythii.
Bhutan has 114 temperate forest species of birds alone.

About 22% of Bhutan ’s total land area is designated as national parks, nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and conservation areas. These protected areas sustain hundreds of bird species. To date 675 bird species have been sighted in Bhutan , including 14 that are identified as globally threatened by Bird Life International. The threatened species include the Rufous-necked Hornbill, which inhabits the southern foothills, the Black-Necked Crane which migrates to Bhutan from Tibet in winter, and the Tragopan Blythii.

Bhutan has 114 temperate forest species of birds alone.

 

Day 01: Arrive Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing evening drive to Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing, overnight in Thimphu.

Day 04: Weekend market, afternoon drive to Gangtey Gompa for the Black Necked

             Crane Festival. This will be a good opportunity to stop along the way for bird

              viewing.

Day 05:  Black Necked Crane Festival and visit to the crane sanctuary, overnight in Phobjikha.

Day 06: Drive from Phobjikha to Tashithang stopping along the way for lunch and bird watching, overnight in Tashithang.

Day 07: Hike to bird watching areas, (500-600 species recorded in Tashithang area).

Day 08: Drive to Dochula Pass for birding Overnight camping in Dochula.

Day 09: Drive from Dochula to Paro, overnight in Paro.

Day 10:  Paro sightseeing, hike to Taksang Monastery viewing area, overnight in Paro.

Day 11: morning flight from Paro to

Endanged Black Necked CranesThe highlight of this trip is the Festival for the Endangered Black Necked Crane. By legend the cranes are believed to be the reincarnated souls of Lamas that come to pay homage at the monastery of Gangtey Gompa. Each year at the cranes return it is said that they circle the monastery three times before landing in the  wetlands below.  The Festival is sponsored each year by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature and the Phobjikha Valley community. Foreign guests are asked to make a small donation for attending the festival.

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