Area: 1,454 sq km; 560 sq miles.

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Northeastern part of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas. It covers an area of 1454 sq km; 560 sq miles of buffer zone encompassing parts of Trashi Yangtse, Lhuentse, and Mongar Dzongkhag. It shares international border with the China (Tibetan province) in the North and India (Arunachal Pradesh) in the North Eastern part

This Sanctuary was originally created in an effort to protect critical habitat of the wintering Black-necked Cranes, and it also harbors vast stretches of well preserved Alpine and forest habitats. Within the Sanctuary, 296 species of birds were confirmed. including the rare Gloud’s Shortwing has been recorded, as well as other threatened and near-threatened species such as Pallas’s Fish Eagle and the Yellow-rumped Honeyguide(Indicator xanthonotus). Some 150 cranes winter in Bumdeling every year from Mid November to early March)

The sanctuary is home to around 100 species of mammals, including the globally endangered species such as Snow leopard, Bengal tiger, and Red panda, and Capped langur (Common). Other globally threatened species include Musk deer, Serow, Goral,

Some commonly occurring species of mammals and birds include Assamese macaque, Jungle cat, common tree shrew, Barking deer, Sambar, Himalayan black bear, Pika, Marmot, Blue sheep, Yellow-throated marten, Three-striped squirrel, Wild pig, Yellow-billed blue magpie, Ibisbill, Snow pigeon, Satyr Tragopan, and Blood Pheasant.

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