Northeast: Amur Falcon Mega Migration and More
This tour provides the chance to explore the birds of Nagaland and the neighbouring state of Assam within India’s bird-rich northeast region. The tour highlight is without doubt the truly incredible spectacle of thousands of Amur Falcons congregating over the Doyang Reservoir on their journey from northeast Asia to southern Africa.
The tour covers the key birding sites in the hills of the Khonoma area, including the community established Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary, as well as the Naga Hills and the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in the lowlands of Assam. We will explore a variety of habitats found in these areas, from mid-elevation subtropical forests in the hills to protected patches of semi-evergreen foothill forests in Assam, as well as areas of widespread shifting cultivation in varying stages of regeneration.
This is a short tour timed to coincide with the Amur Falcon’s autumn migration. We stay in simple village homestays in Nagaland, and in doing so we gain an insight into the tribal culture of these hills. This also supports local communities to further the cause of conservation in a region where hunting has been a traditional way of life for generations.
This trip can be combined with our tour of the Mishmi Hills.
Day 1: Arrive into Dimapur and transfer to Khonoma
Days 2-4: Birding around Khonoma drive to Nameri National Park and two full days birding at this location
Days 5: Transfer to Pangti
Days 6-7: Amur Falcons and More Birding around Pangti
Days 8-9: Pangti to Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
Day 10: Transfer Jorhat; Depart Jorhat
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