This tour is a shorter version of our comprehensive 20 nights and 21 days (Birding Across Bhutan) tour, this tour is personally led by Norbu, the founder of the company. Norbu is one first few local birding guides in Bhutan. He guided many known international birders including Steve and Sue Gauntlett from “Birding World” and he closely worked together with Tom Stephenson, Author of The Warbler Guide.
He has also researched and recorded the vocalization of many of the species of Bhutan. And his recording of some rarest species reside in Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sound and Xeno Canto, including several species, not before represented in their collection
You will likely see all the key species of Bhutan including four species of Pheasants, Ward’s Trogon, Ibisbill, five species of Parrotbills, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, and Beautiful Nuthatch, one of the most sought-after specialties of the Bhutan avifauna, it also offers a good chance for the summer migrants including Flycatchers and Cuckoo, we will also focus on the super skulker species like Tesias, Shortwings, and Wren Babbler. All in all, we will show you over 300 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), the most beautiful and impressive Punakha Dzong, and a visit to a typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the local hospitality.