Bird Watching in Bhutan
For hundreds of years, travelers have journeyed to Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas to study its rich and varied biodiversity. Early Western scientists came to discover flora and fauna, which, in many cases, were to be found nowhere else on earth. To this day, Bhutan remains a bird watcher’s paradise, home to rare and elusive species such as White-bellied Heron, Himalayan Monal, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Ward’s Trogon and varieties of Wren Babbler. The Royal Bhutan Government’s commitment to environmental preservation, complemented by Buddhist inhabitants’ deep respect for nature, combine to ensure that Bhutan remains an ecological treasure for generations to come. The country ranks among the top ten percent in terms of highest species density (species richness per unit area) in the world, and it has the largest proportion of land under protected areas, with about 26.23% of the country’s area designated as national parks. These conservation efforts offer birding enthusiasts the opportunity to glimpse 675 confirmed species of birds, including 19 species listed by Birdlife International as globally threatened and 12 as near threatened.
Across Bhutan Tours is your partner in the search for many of the Himalayas’ most enigmatic and elusive bird species. As birders ourselves, we share in your sense of excitement with each sighting, and in return, we offer you our unparalleled knowledge of key habitats and recognition of the calls of native species.
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