This is another lean season tour that we have been running successfully from the past two years; this tour is specially focused on the wintering migrants including Black-necked Cranes, globally threatened species. Other interesting species we will encounter include as migrant Wallcreeper, Ducks and Waders, Thrushes, Rosefinches and Redstarts. We also have a good chance for other resident species including three species of Pheasants, two species of Hornbills, and varieties of Laughingthrushes, Sunbirds, Woodpecker, Parrotbills and many more. However, this is a difficult season in finding some of the skulkers like Wren Babbler, Tesia, and Shortwing.
This trip starts from Paro, the only place in the country with the international airport and work out our way to central, east, and make a loop from the south and end in Paro. We’ll be covering 11 different districts of Bhutan on this tour and expected to see over 270 species of birds and 10 – 15 species of mammals such as three species of langurs, including the nearly endemic Golden Langur. Himalayan Giant Squirrel, Yellow-throated Marten and Himalayan Goral.
Other highlights include a visit to Bhutan’s most scenic icon and a most important destination for pilgrimages Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), most beautiful and impressive Punakha Dzong and visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the local hospitality.