Birding Tours in Bhutan
Bhutansenses provide Bird watching tours in Bhutan. About 72 % of Bhutan’s landscape is covered with vegetation. And these rich, diverse forest reservoirs are home to many forms of lives, the one among the many are the avifauna that thrives and pulsates in merrier ways in this ecosystem. Unlike the other Himalayas nation, largely conservation efforts of this vegetation and religious belief of non-violence to an extent of looking upon as a means of reverence and divine manifestation contributes to their growths.For instance Raven & Black Neck Crane. No wonder, Bhutan is identified as one of 10th biodiversity hotspot in the world for bird watching tours in bhutan. And also identified as centre of 221 endemic bird areas. As many as 770 species of varied avifauna are recorded and many more are yet to be discovered. This makes Birding in Bhutan an exciting prospect.
Many species of bird on the threshold of extinction globally are seen in Bhutan. For example Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-necked Stork, Blackish-breasted Babbler, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Dark-rumped Swift, Eurasian Curlew, Eurasian Peregrine , Ferruginous Duck, Great Hornbill, Palla’s Fish-eagle, Pallid Harrier, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Rufous-throated Wren-babbler, Satyr Tragopan, Ward’s Trogon,White-rumped Vulture, White-throated Bushcat, Woodsnipe, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Black-necked Crane, Imperial Heron, White-bellied Heron.There are almost over 200 species endemic and restricted to the regions and also about 50 species of avian that are migratory.
There are sizeable number of avian that are residential and restricted to certain regions even with the changes of annual climate. Whereas during winter, especially bird of ducks family (from temperate to alpine region) migrate to warmer sub tropical region. In the same way the bird indigenous to sub tropical moves to tropical region or warmer climate in India. Highly revered Black Neck Crane makes guests’ appearance from October to march in Phobjika (West), Gyetsa in Bumthang (Central) and Bomdeling in Yantse(East) regions. As they migrate to avoid harsh Tibetan winter to relatively warmer weather in comparison to Bhutan.
For birding region or zone, there are many ways it can be classified but based on habitats and climatic zones, vegetation in context to birding tour map line appears more suitable. Following are the two categories.