Northeast: Amur Falcon Mega Migration & 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 remote village of Chizami at India's border with Myanmar, and the Naga Hills. In the lowlands of neighbouring Assam we visit Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary and the renowned Kaziranga National Park. We will explore a variety of habitats found in these areas, from mid-elevation subtropical forests in as well as areas of widespread shifting cultivation in varying stages of regeneration in the hills, while in the lowlands we visit protected patches of semi-evergreen foothill forests, and the vast grasslands and wetlands of the Brahmaputra floodplain.
This tour is timed to coincide with the Amur Falcon’s incredible 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.
Day 1: Arrive into Dimapur and transfer to Khonoma
Days 2-3: Transfer to Chizami, birding at India's border with Myanmar.
Day 4: Return to Khonoma
Day 5: Transfer to Pangti
Days 6-7: Amur Falcons and More Birding around Pangti
Day 8: Pangti to Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
Day 9: Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary to Kaziranga National Park
Day 10-11: Birding at Kaziranga National Park
Day 12: Transfer to Guwahati; Depart Guwahati
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