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Nature & Photography - Birding In Bhutan, Land Of The Thunder Dragon

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Nature & Photography - Birding in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

Small Group tour Led by Richard Baines & Sharap Wangchuk

Thursday 12 - Saturday 28 April 2019

Bhutan is one of the last unspolit countries in the world. The large tracts of wilderness create a paradise for wildlife. Over 670 species of birds have been recorded and many more are yet to be discovered. This includes 16 species which are critically endagered in other parts of the world. The high quality of habitat creates ideal opportunities for ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings. Partial migrants to Bhutan include cuckoos, swifts, bee-eaters, warblers and flycatchers.

Bhutan is home to many species of birds that are in high danger of extinction in other parts of Asia. The Imperial Heron is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world. Often regarded as the big three (in terms of rarity and specialism to Bhutan) are Wards Trogon, Beautiful Nuthatch, and Satyr Tragopan. These amazing birds are very difficult or impossible to see in other parts of the world.

Other sought after species include:Wedge-billed (Sikkim) Babbler, Long-billed Babbler Rufous-throated Babbler Wren-babblers, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Black-necked Crane, Black-tailed Crake, Ibisbill, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White bellied Heron, Gray-bellied Tragopan, 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 fantastically named Fire-tailed Myzornis


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Nature & Photography - Birding in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Nature Guide and in Wildlife Conservation for 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly experienced… Read More »

Nature & Photography - Birding in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

Sharap Wangchuk - Sr. Forest Ranger - Bhutan Sharap Wangchuk completed his High School education in Thimpu in 1994 and joined college of Nature Resource Bhutan to further his education in Forest conversation. Sharap became a Park Ranger in 2002 and he had been deeply involved in nature and Tiger Conservation in Bhutan. Nature Recreation,… Read More »

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We both want to thank you and Steve for all the work you put into arranging the tour to India. It was a great success and everything went well....Read Full Review »