TIGER PARKS OF INDIA KABINI BLAK PANTHER LEOPARD TADOBA ANDHERI TIGER PARK

EXTENSIVE BIRDING - NORTH EAST INDIA

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24 Day tour to North East India visiting Nagaland, Assam and West Arunachal Pradesh (Eaglesnest). This is a high rewarding bird focus tour for ultra keen bird watchers.

The northeast Indian hill country and adjacent Himalayas is an important center of endemism and biodiversity in general, full of charismatic wildlife species so as to excite almost any imagination. Nagaland-Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary setup in 1998 by the ecologically conscious people of Khonoma Village to protect the endangered Blyth's Tragopan and other wildlife in their natural Habitat, it is a 96 sq km area of forest as a sanctuary.

Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and are the highest in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500 meters to 7080 meters on the watershed of the Himalayas. The biggest advantage of Eaglesnest (expected to provide the bulk of the star species) over other montane forests of Arunachal is a jeep track which cuts right through its heart from the pass at 2800m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100m - its easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination for Arunachal.

The contiguous forests, Eagles nest wildlife sanctuary, Nameri National Park (in Assam) and the surrounding blocks of reserve forests, encompassing over 2500 sq.km and 3400m in altitude, form one of the largest protected regions of Arunachal. This east Himalayan area is located close to the Bhutan border in western Arunachal. Visiting the Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary (mid altitude: 800-2800m) and some higher altitude (3000-4000m) localities further north below the Tsela pass. This visit to a really high altitude area and we look forward to augmenting the species list with birds of fir, rhododendron scrub and alpine meadows.

Some of the specialty birds which can be seen are: Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Pied Falconet, Common Hill-Partridge, Temminck'sTragopan, Ashy Wood-Pigeon, Tawny Wood-Owl, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Ward's Trogon, Golden-throated Barbet, Crimson-breasted Pied-Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Grey-chinned Minivet, Rufous-bellied Bulbul, Maroon-backed Accentor, Eye-browed Thrush, Fea's Thrush, Gould's Shortwing, White-browed Shortwing, Blue-fronted Robin, Little Forktail, Golden Bush-Robin, Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin, Purple Cochoa, Grey-sided Laughing-thrush, Scaly Laughing-Thrush, Black-faced Laughing-Thrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler, Various wren-babblers (wedge-billed, bar-winged, pygmy, spotted, Rufous-throated and scaly-breasted), gold-headed babbler, cutia, Rufous-bellied Shrike-Babbler, Green Shrike-Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Red-tailed Minla, Various Tit-Babblers, Fulvetta (Golden-breasted, Brown-throated, and Yellow-throated), Three Sibias (Beautiful and Rufous-backed), Various Yuhina (Black-chinned, Rufous-vented and White-naped), Fire-tailed Myzornis, Six parrot bills (Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed, Brown, Grey-headed and Fulvous-fronted), Mountain Tailorbird, three Tesias (Chestnut-headed, Grey-bellied and Slaty-bellied), Various flycatcher-warblers (broad-billed, white-spectacled, chestnut-crowned and black-faced), four niltavas (including vivid and large), Thirteen Flycatchers (including. White-gorgeted), Rufous-bellied and Grey-crested Tits, Sultan Tit, Beautiful Nuthatch, Wallcreeper, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Mrs Gould's and Fire-tailed Sunbird, Gold-naped Black-Finch, Bevan's Bullfinch, Brown Bullfinch.

Important

Please enquire and book this tour well in advance as we have to obtain several permits and secure good ground services. 

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Dates and Prices

DECEMBER , JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH are the ideal months for birding in this region.

We have flexible departures available as per your requirement and convenience.

Please write to us for attractive prices on this tour.

Miscellaneous

We request you to book this tour well in advance enabling us to secure all best ground services for you. Kindly contact us for all your queries.

BIRDING AT KAZIRANGA

Itinerary

Click on a day below to see what will be taking place.

Day 01 - Arrive Dimapur

Take a flight from Delhi/Kolkata to Arrive in Dimapur and upon arrival transfer to Khonoma in Nagaland at 2200 mtrs. Stay the night here in camp.

Our local office staff will assist you at Delhi/Kolkata/Dimapur and help you at airports and comfortable transfer you to the destination.

Day 02 - At Khonoma

Full days birding around Khonoma up 2500 meters-overnight at comfortable camp.

Bird species likely to be seen are: Blyth's Tragopan, Kaleej Pheasants, Hill Partridges, Rufous-throated Partridge, Mountain Bamboo Partridges, Grey-sided Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Eye-browed Thrush, Solitary Snipe, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Vivid Niltava, Golden Bush Robin Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Striped Laughing thrush, Blue-winged Laughing thrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Naga Wren-Babbler, Spotted Wren Babbler, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Fire-tailed Sunbird."Blood Pheasants"

Day 03 - At Khonoma

Full days birding around Khonoma.Overnight at Khonoma.

Day 04 - Drive Khonoma to Kaziranga National Park

Morning birding and drive 05 hrs to Kaziranga National Park overnight at the resort.

Kaziranga is UNESCO world heritage national park.

Day 05, Day 06 and Day 07 - At Kaziranga

We will spend our three full days in Kaziranga exploring the park as best we can by jeep and on elephant back. There are several watch tower points inside the park where we can get off from the jeep and use these watch towers. There will be daily two excursions in the park sighting birds and wildlife. One morning we will take an elephant safari.Overnight at the Resort.

Day 08 - Kaziranga to Nameri National park

After morning birding at the tea gardens we will drive to Nameri National Park and stay the night at Eco Camp.

Day 09 - At Nameri national park

Early morning we will cross the Jia Bharoli river in the forest department's boast with forest guard and Full day birding at Nameri National Park specially for the White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill, Broadbills, Collared Falconet, Pin-tailed Green and Pompadour Pigeon, Wreathed and Great Hornbill, Dollarbird, Chestnut-headed and Blue-bearded Bee-eater and Daurian Redstart, Prantincoles, and various barbets.

Day 10 - Nameri to Bhalukpong

Morning birding around Nameri and afternoon drive to Bhalukpong for overnight stay at the jungle resort.

Day 11- Bhalukpong to Sessa and back

Birding at Bhalukpong and Tippi, 160 meters Tipi (46 Kms from Bhalukpong offers birding along the road and on the banks of the Bhareli River.) This highway which is the entry route to the sanctuary passes along the eastern borders of the Eagles Nest and provides an interesting birding transect from 300-1600m altitude.

Bird species - Kaleej Pheasants, Rufous-necked Horbills, Ibisbills, Red-faced Liocichla, Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Corral and Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Spotted Wren Babbler, Scarlet Finch.

Overnight at the jungle resort.

Day 12 - Bhalukpong to Dirang

Birding drive to Dirang, 1500 meters (164 Kms) in 05 hrs.Overnight at Hotel Pemaling Key species: Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Long-billed Thrush, Lemon-rumpedHoneyguide, Crested Kingfisher, Bhutan Laughingthrush, Grey-headed Bullfinches.

Day 13 - Dirang to Sangti Valley 1600 meters and back

Early morning full day birding in Sangti Valley.

Bird Species for today - Black-tailed Crake, Slender-Billed Oriole, Long-billed Plover, Ibisbill, Sapphire Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Wallcreeper, Daurian Redstart, Little Forktail, Rufous-breasted Accentor. Rosy Pipits.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 - Dirang to Sela Pass 4500 Meters

Early morning drive to Sela Pass 02.30 Hours for full days birding, Evening back to Dirang for overnight stay.

Bird species for today - Himalayan Monal, Scatlers Monal, Blood Pheasants, White-browed Tit Warbler, Beautiful Rose Finch, Grandala.White-bellied Redstart.

Day 15 and 16 - Dirang to Lama Camp Eaglesnest 2350m

Birding drive to Lama camp, Eaglesnest for overnight at Fully serviced camps.

Bird Species for these two days -Kaleej Pheasants, Hill Partridges, Crimson Woodpecker, Bhutan Laughing-Thrush, Rusty-fronted Barwings, New Liocichla, Gould's Shortwing, Rusty-throated Wren Babbler, Spotted Wren Babbler, Yellow-rumpedHoneyguide, Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler. Lesser and Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbills.

Day 17 - Lama Camp to Sunderview 2465m

Birding trek to Top Ridge and overnight stay at camp.

Key Species -Temminck'sTragopan, Kaleej Pheasants, Rufous-throated Partridge, Hill Partridge, Red-faced Liocichla, Spotted Laughingthrush, Black-headed Shrike Babbler, Wards Trogon, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Brown and Fulvous Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Mrs Gould's Sunbird.

Day 18 - Sunderview to Eaglesnest pass

Full day birding trek to Top Ridge.

Bird Species for today -Temminck'sTragopan, Kaleej Pheasants, Rufous-throated Partridge, Hill Partridge, Red-faced Liocichla, Spotted Laughingthrush, Black-headed Shrike Babbler, Wards Trogon, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Brown and Fulvous Parrotbill, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Brown-throated Fulvetta, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Mrs Gould's Sunbird. Alpine Accentors, Maroon-backed Accentor, Rufous-Breasted Accentor.

Day 19 - Sunderview to Bompu 1940m

Full day birding trek to Sunderview, overnight at camp.

Main bird species for today - Blyth's Tragopan, Kaleej Pheasants, Rufous-throated Partridge, Hill Partridge, Red-faced Liocichla, Spotted Laughingthrush, Black-headed Shrike Babbler, Wards Trogon, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Rusty-throated Wren Babbler, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Lesser Shortwing, White-tailed Robin, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Fulvetta, Brown and Fulvous Parrotbill, Alpine Accentors, Maroon-backed Accentor, Rufous-Breasted Accentor.

Day 20 - Bompu to Sessni

Full day birding trek to Bompu, overnight at fully serviced camps.

Main bird species for today - Blyth's TragopanKaleej, Pheasants, Wards Trogon, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Rusty-throated Wren Babbler, Long-billed Wren Babbler, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Green and Purple Cochoa, Beautiful Nuthatch, Cutias, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Lesser Shortwing, White-tailed Robin, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Fulvetta, Red-faced Liocichla.

Day 21 and 22 - At Sessni 1250m

Full day birding trek to Sessni, overnight at fully serviced camps.

Main bird species for these two days - Kaleej Pheasants, Wards Trogon, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Rusty-throated Wren Babbler, Long-billed Wren Babbler, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Scaly Wren Babbler, Eye-browed Wren Babbler, Green and Purple Cochoa, Beautiful Nuthatch, Cutias, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Lesser Shortwing, White-tailed Robin, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Fulvetta, Lesser and Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Red-faced Liocichla.

Day 23 - Sessni to Guwahati

Drive to Guwahati and overnight at hotel in Guwhati.
Morning birding around Sessni and Drive to Guwahati. Upon arrival transfer and overnight at the hotel.

Day 24 - Guwahati Airport transfer

Transfer to Guwahati airport for flight to onward destination.

GALLERY

TOUR PLACES

Below are the places that are visited on this specific tour

EXTENSION TOUR

An extension to the famous Ranthambhore National; Park in Rajasthan near Jaipur can be organised.

Day 01 - Guwahati to Delhi flight and overnight at hotel in Delhi
Day 02 - Delhi to Sawai Madhopur train and transfer to nearby Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
Day 03 - At Ranthambhore morning and evening open jeep safaris in the jungle to see the wildlife
Day 04 - At Ranthmbhore morning and evening open jeep safaris
Day 05 - Ranthambhore to Sawai Madhopur train station transfer and train back to Delhi.


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