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Bhutan Bird Watching
Overview

Although most of Asia 's bird habitats (forests) are being and have been destroyed, Bhutan is very special for conserving its forests and the for its commitment to preserve wildlife. 60% of Bhutan land is now forested and will remain forested as per the law. Bhutan has the highest percentage of ecological preserves in the world; over 26 percent of Bhutan is selected for ecological conservation.

Birds in Bhutan can be found from the freezing alpine regions of the north to the boiling tropics of the south. The geography and altitude is also the most diverse areas of bird habitats ever found in a single country.

In Bhutan, currently 675 species have been recorded. Most widely known are the Black Neck Cranes, a rare and endangered crane. In Bhutan , the Black Neck Crane holds a special place in folklore and Bhutanese hearts. To injure a Black Neck Crane in Bhutan is go to prison for life. Here the Black Neck Cranes are protected and but can be viewed. There are many myths about this bird. In Bhutan it is called Thrung Throng.

Another bird the Pailas' fish eagle, also considered rare, migrates through Bhutan between Tibet and northern India. This bird is often seen near Wangdi near spring. And it is often spotted with Ospreys and Pied Avocet. In winter many species of birds come down to lower altitudes, including accentors, rose finches, grosbeaks, snow pigeons and pheasants such as the satyrtragopan, the Himalayan monal and the blood pheasant.

The blue whistling-thrush, yellow blue magpie, the wall creeper, white capped water redstarts, spotted nutcracker in the pine forest and the red-billed choughs on the roofs on the dzongs can even be seen by the most casual observers.

Facts Of Bird Watching
Season : End of March and all of April
Duration : 15 Days

Outline Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive Paro, drive to your Paro/ overnight
Day 02 : Drive to Thimphu , capitol of Bhutan , birding, overnight hotel
Day 03 : A drive into the country a full day birding, return to Thimphu , Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Dochula Pass (10,500 ft.) Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Today we drive to Punakha. Overnight camp
Day 06 : Entire day bird watching in Tashithang Valley, overnight at camp
Day 07 : Depart Tashithang for Wangdue Pelela Pass. Overnight in Trongsa Hotel.
Day 08 : Drive from Trongsa to Kuengarabten. Overnight in Bumthang
Day 09 : Depart Bumthang, for Gayzamchu.
Day 10 : Leave Gayzamchu for Sengor crossing Thumshingla pass, overnight Halt in Sengor.
Day 11 : Continuing on to Thrumshingla – overnight camp at Yongkola Lingmithang.
Day 12 : Lingmithang Bird watching Full Day. Overnight Halt.
Day 13 : Begin drive back to west. Photos stops. Overnight Hotel.
Day 14 : Continue our drive back toward the west, arrive Paro
Day 15 : Depart for airport and your return home.
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