Bhutan Birding tour
14 Nights/15 Days
Bhutan is increasingly being described as the birding capital of the world. Bhutan boasts of about 800-900 species of birds (experts believe that there are many yet to be spotted) which is almost equal to the 925 species found in the US and Canada combined. About 50 species of the known birds are winter migrants. These include ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings. The country harbors more than 16 species of vulnerable birds. Bhutan is home to many species of birds that are in danger of extinction, including the Imperial Heron, which is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world and the rare Black-Necked crane, which breeds in Tibet and then migrates over the Himalayas to Bhutan during the winter months. The cranes can be spotted in Phobjikha valley in cestern Bhutan, Bumthang in central Bhutan and in Bomdeling in eastern Bhutan. They migrate to these winter roosting sites in the months of September and October and fly back to Tibet between February and March.