Bhutan Birding

A Bird of Bhutan

Bhutan Birding tour is a great favorite, combing some of the most exceptional birdwatching in the Himalayas with spectacular scenery. Although its small size about 770 species of birds have been recorded in Bhutan. Bhutan is birding paradise and the ultimate destination for the birdwatcher and bird lovers around the World. Over 60% of the land is still forested, and 26% of the land is protected as national Parks. It is and ideal place to see a wide variety of birds that are impossible or difficult to see anywhere else. Bhutan richly diverse and beautiful forests are some of the best remaining forest habitats in the Himalayas.

Bird watching in Bhutan is splendid experience as the Country is claimed to be significant part of the high biodiversity conservation hotspot known  as Eastern Himalayan hotspots. The migrations of hundreds of species accentuate the diversity of the birdlife in Bhutan. The places like Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Zhemgang, etc. hold specialty for the birding tour in Bhutan. Wintertime brings numerous species down to lower altitudes, including accentors, rosefinches, grosbeaks, snow pigeons and pheasants such as the satyr tragopan, the Himalayan monal, and the blood pheasant.

Bird watching in Bhutan can be found from the cold alpine regions of the north to the sweltering tropics of the south. The geography and altitude are also the most diverse areas of bird habitats ever found in a single Country. Most widely known are the Black neck Cranes, a rare and endangered crane, holds a special place in folklore and Bhutanese hearts. To injure a Black Neck Crane in Bhutan is going to prison for a lifetime. Even the casual observer can be sure to  see the blue whistling-thrush, yellow, blue magpie, the wallcreeper, white-capped water redstarts, spotted nutcracker in the pine forest and the red-billed choughs on the roofs on the Dzongs.

Duration: 11 days.

Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February, march, October, Novemberare the best seasons. January, april, May and September are okay to visit.