Birding In Bhutan

25th January, 2016 | Article By Wild Mountain Adventure

Are you a bird lover? Are you ready to see your favorite bird? If so, then start packing for your new adventure. Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is one of the best places on earth for bird watching. Bhutan boasts incredible mountain scenery and endless verdant forests, shrouded in Buddhist myth and legend and replete with a plethora of incredible and beautiful birds!

On a typical day’s birding with Wild Mountain Adventure in this avian wonderland, you will find yourself in breathtaking surroundings searching for legendary birds in pristine forests, with mighty Himalayan peaks towering in the distance. Bhutan is a destination like no other and increasingly being described as the birding capital of the world. Some 800 – 900 species of bird have been recorded and the country has been recognized as one of the 221 global endemic bird areas. Bird life has flourished here mainly due to the moist climate and wide altitude range, low population density, vast forest cover, and the government policy of strict conservation.

Bhutan is home to many species of birds across the country, found from the low-lying tropical forests of the south (200m) to the high glacier alpine regions of the north (7000m). The difference in geography and altitude in Bhutan make it one of the most diverse areas of bird habitats found in a single country. Over 50 species of known birds are winter migrants, including ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings etc. and more than 16 species of vulnerable bird can be found. The country is also home to many birds that are in danger of extinction, including the Imperial Heron and Black-necked Crane.  The endangered Black-necked Crane winters in the temperate highland marshes of Pobjikha Valley in Wangdue Phodrang and Bumdeling in Trasiyangtse.

Enjoy Bird Watching with Wild Mountain Adventure

Bird Watching in Bhutan is one of the booming leisure interests both among locals and visiting tourists alike.  Birds can be found everywhere, and whilst some can be confiding and enjoy the attention, they are still wild animals and not all will tolerate the inevitable noise and intrusion. Therefore, our birding tour is either done singlely or in small groups with 12 members or below.

As you traverse across almost the entire country, you will surely see birds in abundance.  Some of the birds that we will specifically focus on include: the Himalayan Monal, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant, Ibisbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Ward’s Trogon, beautiful Nuthatch, Himalayan Cutia, Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Black-headed Shrike-Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Gould’s Sunbird and more spectacular bird species!

Build your Bhutan birding journey with Wild Mountain Adventure.

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By Wild Mountain Adventure

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