Bhutan Birding: Forests, Mountains, Temples and Stunning Vistas
Nestled between India and Tibet, the Kingdom of Bhutan presents an alluring invitation to explore the most extensive tracts of broad-leaved and subtropical forest remaining in the bird-rich Eastern Himalaya. Measuring just 100 miles from north to south, and 200 miles from east to west, Bhutan encompasses a remarkable variety of ecosystems. Lying at the junction of two biogeographic realms, this land exhibits properties of the temperate Palearctic and tropical Indo-Malayan, which together with extreme variation in climate and altitude, contribute to a mosaic of habitats and rich assemblage of species.
Our tour takes us on a journey from east to west on a comprehensive exploration of this fascinating country. We will encounter an array of regional specialties across the altitudinal gradients, including species such as White-bellied Heron, Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Ward’s Trogon, Beautiful Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, and a selection of wren-babblers, scimitar-babblers, laughingthrushes, and many more.
Bhutan is the epitome of Himalayan birding, with throngs of enigmatic Eastern Himalayan species in store. Both the birding and the pristine landscapes offer windows into what the majority of the Himalaya must once have been.
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