Northeast: Amur Falcon Mega Migration and More

Trip Description

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.  

Brief Itinerary

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
 

More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

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888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

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Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK