Bird Watching Tours in Bhutan

Bird Watching Tours in Bhutan

Bhutan is a paradise for bird lovers and ornithologists. Over 670 species of birds have been recorded and many more are yet to be discovered. Around 50 species of the known birds are winter migrants. These include ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings.

The partial migrants to Bhutan include cuckoos, swifts, bee-eaters, warblers and flycatchers. The country harbors more than 16 species of vulnerable birds. They are the Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White bellied Heron, Satyr Tragopan, Gray-bellied Tragopan, Ward’s Trogon, Blyth’s King Fisher, Yellow-rumped Honey Guide, Rufous Throated Wren Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blyth’s Trogon, Wood Snipe, Dark-rumped Swift, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Gray-crowned Prinia and the Beautiful Nuthatch all of which breed in Bhutan.

Bhutan is home to many species of birds that are in danger of extinction, including the Imperial Heron, which is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world and the rare Black-Necked Crane, which breeds in Tibet and then migrates over the Himalayas to Bhutan during the winter months. The Cranes can be spotted in Phobjikha Valley in Western Bhutan, Bumthang in Central Bhutan and in Bomdeling in Eastern Bhutan. They migrate to these winter roosting sites in the months of September and October and fly back to Tibet between February and March.

The following is a comprehensive list of the endangered birds of Bhutan:

1. Baer’s Pochard

2. Beautiful Nuthatch

3. Black-necked Stork

4. Blackish-breasted Babbler

5. Blyth’s Kingfisher

6. Chestnut-breasted Partridge

7. Dark-rumped Swift

8. Eurasian Curlew

9. Eurasian Peregrine Falcon

10. Ferruginous Duck

11. Gray-crowned Prinia

12. Great Hornbill

13. Lesser Fish-eagle

14. Palla’s Fish-eagle

15. Pallid Harrier

16. Rufous-necked Hornbill

17. Rufous-throated Wren-babbler

18. Satyr Tragopan

19. Ward’s Trogon

20. White-rumped Vulture

21. White-throated Bushcat

22. Woodsnipe

23. Yellow-rumped Honeyguide

24. Black-necked Crane

25. Imperial Heron

26. White-bellied Heron

Please find the example of itinerary attached below: Heli Trek in Everest Region

Bhutan Bird Watching Tour - 15 Days

Bhutan Bird Watching Tour - 15 Days

The beautiful Himalayan country of Bhutan is a paradise for bird watchers and ornithologists. This tour travels right through the country with an expert guide......More Details.

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  • Government of Nepal
  • Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP)
  • Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO)
  • Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)

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