which lies between altitude of 1000m – 3600m. For those visitors who are not yet familiar with Bhutanese terrain and are first visitors, we would like to encourage this trip. During the short span of time, you can witness atleast 200 species of birds.
Rufous-necked Hornbills, Great Hornbills, Silver-eared Mesia, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Hill Prinia, Oriental White-eye, Red-vented Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Collared Owlet, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Long-tailed Sibia, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Lesser and Greater rufous-headed parrotbill, Golden Babbler, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Spot-throated Babbler, Spot-breasted Babbler, Red-faced Liocichicla, Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Greater-necklaced laughingthrush, White-crested laughing thrush, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Emerald Dove, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Dollarbird.
|8 Nights / 9 Days
|150m – 4000m
|Wangduephodrang, Chukha, Thimphu, Paro
|Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Please do note that the birds mentioned in the itinerary are either commonly found or seen during our field observations. The probability of observing other species that are not mentioned in the list are very high as new record of birds are routinely confirmed and added to list of birds in Bhutan. However, Atlas Tour & Travel cannot guarantee the sighting of the birds mentioned as most of them are migratory in nature.
ARRIVAL AT PARO
Arrival at Paro Airport. To acclimatize to Bhutanese weather and prepare for the birding adventure, leisure walk along paro town will be carried out. As a prelude to birding trip, we will visit the
Pachhu for water birds like Ibisbill, Brown Dipper, White-collared Black Bird, River lapwings, Common Sandpipers, Grey and White wagtails, etc.
Night halt at Paro.
PARO - THIMPHU
In the evening drive towards Thimphu. You can either rest or care to walk along Thimphu town like craft markets.
In the early morning, we drive towards Cheri Monastery, to the north of Thimphu which is a birding hotbed in Thimphu. The altitude ranges from 2400 m to almost 3000m. We will try to see white-rumped Honey guides, laughing thrushes, rufous-bellied woodpecker, blue whistling thrush a common species found all over Bhutan. If we are lucky enough, we may see pair of spotted forktails, folks of speckled Wood pigeons, Winter Wren, etc. Over 100 species can be seen in this area.
After lunch, we drive down to town and visit some places of cultural interests like Tashichhodzong, Thimphu Chorten, Buddha point. Do inform our guide about the afternoon choices.