Bird Watching Tour in Bhutan – 11 days

Bird Watching Tour in Bhutan – 11 days

Start Point

Paro

End Point

Paro

Duration

10N/11D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

3000 meters

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Resort

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • Himalayan Monal: Bhutan’s national bird is a stunningly colorful pheasant with iridescent plumage. It’s a must-see for any birdwatcher.
  • Black-Necked Crane: These elegant and endangered cranes migrate to Bhutan during the winter, and their arrival is celebrated during the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival.
  • Satyr Tragopan: Another breathtaking pheasant species with unique plumage. Spotting one of these in the dense forests is a true reward.
  • Ward’s Trogon: This vibrant and elusive trogon species can be found in Bhutan’s lush forests, displaying vibrant colors.
  • Rufous-Necked Hornbill: Bhutan is home to several hornbill species, and the Rufous-Necked Hornbill’s large size and distinctive call make it a sought-after sighting.
  • Beautiful Nuthatch: As the name suggests, this nuthatch boasts beautiful colors and patterns, making it a favorite among bird enthusiasts.
  • Sikkim Wedge-Billed Babbler: This elusive babbler is known for its unique and intricate vocalizations, often heard echoing through the forests.
  • Ibisbill: Found along fast-flowing rivers, the Ibisbill’s distinctive long, curved bill and unique feeding habits make it a prized sighting.
  • Himalayan Griffon Vulture: Bhutan’s skies are home to various raptor species, including these impressive vultures soaring over the mountainous landscapes.
  • Fire-tailed Myzornis: This small and brilliantly colored bird is a delight to spot as it flits through the rhododendron bushes.
  • Cheer Pheasant: Known for its hauntingly beautiful calls, the Cheer Pheasant is a large and striking bird found in Bhutan’s grassy meadows.
  • Long-Tailed Broadbill: This eye-catching broadbill stands out with its vivid colors and long tail feathers.
  • Himalayan Cutia: With its distinctive crown and striking plumage, the Himalayan Cutia is a sought-after species in Bhutan.
  • Spoon-Billed Sandpiper: If you venture near wetlands, you might be lucky enough to spot this critically endangered shorebird during its migration.
  • Bhutan Laughingthrush: Endemic to Bhutan, this charismatic and sociable bird can be found in the undergrowth of forests.

Bhutan is a birdwatcher’s paradise. With its varied terrain and diverse climate, the country is home to over 670 species of birds, including many rare and endangered species.

Some of the most popular birdwatching spots in Bhutan include:

Thrumshingla National Park: This park is home to a variety of birds, including the rare white-bellied heron, the rufous-necked hornbill, and the satyr tragopan.

Phobjikha Valley: This valley is a major wintering ground for black-necked cranes.

Jigme Dorji National Park: This park is home to a variety of birds, including the golden eagle, the Himalayan monal, and the impeyan pheasant.

Royal Manas National Park: This park is home to a variety of birds, including the Bengal florican, the great pied hornbill, and the Pallas’s fish eagle.

Bumthang: This region is home to a variety of birds, including the Bhutan laughing thrush, the blue-fronted robin, and the fire-tailed myzornis.

Bird watching tours in Bhutan can be customized to your interests and experience level. Some tours focus on specific species, while others offer a more general overview of the country’s birdlife.

No matter what your level of experience, a bird watching tour in Bhutan is a great way to see some of the most beautiful and rare birds in the world.

Detail Itinerary

Welcome to Paro International Airport, Bhutan. our guide welcome you on arrival. if time permits in afternoon we go for birding to River banks and search for Ibis bill, black- tailed Crake, Common Sandpiper, olive-backed Pipit and Dark-throated Thrush.

Morning drive Chelila pass (3890m). which is the highest pass reached by car in Bhutan. we observe for three different species of Pheasants: the colorful Himalayan Monal, flocks of Blood Pheasants and Kalij Pheasant. there is high chances to see Rose-finches, Grosbeaks and Laughing thrushes later back to Paro and Thimpu.

After breakfast we drive to Dochula Pass (3150 meter), around this area there are different birds like Fire-tailed Myzornis, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Bush Robin, Black-eared Shrike Babblers, and Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-winged Blackbird, Spotted Nutcracker, Gold-billed Magpie . we continue drive to Punakha for lunch then visit ‘ Punthang Dechen Phodrang’ and Punakha Dzong.

In the morning we drive quiet and peaceful forests. it is newly opened for tourists. whole day we explore birds – Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Hornbill & more . we do overnight camp

In the morning we will do birding in jungle which is the habitat Nuthatch, Pied Falconet, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Sultan Tit, Black-backed Forktail, Red- headed Trogon, Black Eagle, Jungle Babbler, Grey-sided Laughingthrush and many more.

We do full day birding in Gelephu and find Pied Falconet, Jungle Babbler, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Wreathed and Great Hornbill, Puff-throated Babbler, Indian Roller and more

In the morning look for Laughingthrushs, Tesias, couple of Wren Babbler and Parrot bills in lower alivation.

Today we look for Rufous – necked Hornbill, Green Pigeons Cutia, White-browed Shrike Babblers, Minlas, White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch & many more.

In today’s trip we chance to see Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babblers, White-browed Scimitar Babblers, Steak-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Grey-bellied Tesia, Crested Buntings, Long-tailed Shrikes, Prinias, Rufous Woodpeckers, Common Green Magpie, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Kestrel and minivets. Accommodation at hotel

Today we drive 7hrs on the way you will see some more birds and you might have missed them on other days.

In the morning we drive to Airport for farewell.

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