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Bird Watching Tours

Bhutan is increasingly known as a bird-watchers' paradise. The country has more than 700 species of birds which include some of the most exotic and endemic species of the eastern Himalayas.

Bhutan’s varied geography presents a wide range of climatic conditions ranging from hot and humid subtropical climate to dry and cold alpine climate. This allows a wide variety of bird species to thrive in Bhutan. Bhutan is part of the eastern Himalayas, which has been designated as one of the world's top 10 biodiversity hotspots because of its diversity of endemic bird species.

The wide diversity of bird life in Bhutan is augmented by the migrations of hundreds of species of birds that visit Bhutan on seasonal migration. The best known of these migrants is the black-necked crane that breeds in Tibet and migrate over the Himalayas to spend the winter in several beautiful valleys of Bhutan. These valleys have become a favourite haunt for both tourists and locals.

A total of 70.5 percent of Bhutan’s land is forested. The constitution of Bhutan adopted in 2008 requires that at least 60 percent of the land should be maintained under forest cover for all time. And more than 50 percent of the forests fall under protected areas. Such state policies in Bhutan are supported and sustained by the people Buddhist faith that underlines the reverence for life.

It’s thanks to such state policies and the people environmental sensibilities that Bhutan is home to some of the most exotic and rarest bird in the world. Among them, the black-necked winters in a few valleys of Bhutan, which are protected by state policies and laws. Bhutan is also home to the white-bellied heron, which is one of the rarest birds in the world.

Bird Watching Tours

1. Lateral Route Bird watching Tour
2. Six-day White-Bellied Heron Tour
3. Eleven-day Birding Tour
4. Sixteen-day Bird Watching