BIRD WATCHING

zamgang-6Bhutan is a paradise for bird lovers and ornithologists. Over 670 species of birds have been recorded and many more are yet to be discovered. Around 50 species of the known birds are winter migrants. These include ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings.

The partial migrants to Bhutan include cuckoos, swifts, bee-eaters, warblers and flycatchers. The country harbors more than 16 species of vulnerable birds. They are the Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White bellied Heron, Satyr Tragopan, Gray-bellied Tragopan, Ward’s Trogon, Blyth’s King Fisher, Yellow-rumped Honey Guide, Rufous Throated Wren Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blyth’s Trogon, Wood Snipe, Dark-rumped Swift, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Gray-crowned Prinia and the Beautiful Nuthatch all of which breed in Bhutan.

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 Western 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.

The following is a comprehensive list of the endangered birds of Bhutan.
1. Baer’s Pochard) (2.Beautiful Nuthatch) (3.Black-necked Stork) (4.Blackish-breasted Babbler

) (5.Blyth’s Kingfisher) (6.Chestnut-breasted Partridge) (7.Dark-rumped Swift) (8.Eurasian

Curlew) (9.Eurasian Peregrine Falcon) (10.Ferruginous Duck) (11.Gray-crowned Prinia) (12.Great Hornbill) (13.Lesser Fish-eagle) (14.Palla’s Fish-eagle) (15.Pallid Harrier) (916.Rufous-necked Hornbill) (17.Rufous-throated Wren-babbler) (18.Satyr Tragopan) (19.Ward’s Trogon) (20.White-rumped Vulture) (21.White-throated Bushcat) (22. Woodsnipe

) (23.Yellow-rumped Honeyguide) (24.Black-necked Crane) (25.Imperial Heron)( 26. White-bellied Heron.

Birds Watching

PARO-DRUGYEL

At Drugyel side in Paro we can see birds like: Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Red-billed chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Oriental Turtle Dove, Black Drongo, Blue Westeling Thrush, Golden Bush Robin, Grey Bushchat, Black Bulbul, Nepal Felvetta, Spotted Laughingthrush, Spotted Forktail, Hume’s Warbler, Black Eagle, Kalig Pheasent.

THIMPHU

In Thimphu, Royal Botenical Park at Lamperi: We have Birds Like: Eurasion Jay, Grey Treepie, Rofus Sibia, Long-tailed Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Large and Small Niltava, Eurasian Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Grey-billed Tesia, Golden-spectacled Warbler, Striated and Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Rofous-capped Babbler, Rofous-vented Yuhina, Brown Parrotbill, Fire and Green-tailed Sunbirds, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Scarlet Finch, Collared Grosbeak and Blue-fronted Robin.

PUNAKHA

Punakha at Phochhu (Male river) side, You can see Birds like Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Common and Whited-throated Kingfisher, Crested Kingfisher, Ruddy shelduck, Green and Common Sandpiper, Ibisbill, River lapwing, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Northern Goshawk, White-bellied Heron, Brown Dipper, Great Cormorant, Common Pochard, Plain-backed Thrush, Tickll’s Thrush, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Yellow Wagtial, Fire-brested Flowerpecker, Grey-sided Laughingthrush , Pied Bushchat and etc…

WANGDUE-PHUBJIKHA

At Wangdue region we have birds like, Little Bunting, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Brown Bullfinch, Blanford’sRosefinch, White-rumped Munia, Rosy Pipit, Paddyfield Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Robin Accentor, Fire-tailed sunbird, Plain Flowerpecker, White-bellied Yuhina, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Cutia, Scaly Laughingthrush, Grey-bellied Tesia, Rufescent Prinia, Red-rumped Swallow, Oriental Magpie Robin, Ferruginous Flycatcher, Lesser Rackettailed Drongo, Scarlet Minivit, Black-necked Crane, Great Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Grey-caooed Pygmy and atc…

TRONGSA

In Trongsa we have Birds like: White-winged Grosbeak, Red-headed Bullfinch, Streaked Spider hunter, Mrs Gold’s Sunbirds, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Grey-throated Babbler, White-naped Yuhina, White-crested Laughing thrush, Rofous-nacked Laughing thrush, Broad billed Warbler, Whistler’s Warbler, Hill Prinia, Himalayan Bulbul, White-throated Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Basan Swallow, Sand Martin, Sultan Tit, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Hill Mina, Dausin Redstaret, Common Green Magpie, Red-headed Trogon, Golden and Blue-throated Barbet, Rufous-nacked Hornbill, White-browed Piculet and Grey Peacock Pheasent…

BUMTHANG

In Bumthang you can find Birds like: Streaked Rosefinch, Yellow-brested Greenfinch, Plain Mountain Finch, andOlive-blacked pipit, Priental Skylark, White-throated Dipper, Black-billed Magpie, Eurasian Hobby, Upland Bazzard, Northern Lapwing, Laughing Dove, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasent, Japanese quail, Common Quail and Snow Partridge…about tour program contact us on. E-mail: bhutandendrobium@gmail.com