Bhutan Birding Tour

Which Place to visit in Bhutan for Bird Watching?

Discover more than 700 Bird species in Bhutan through our guided tour with Bird Specialist.Nestling in the heart of the Himalayas and protected by a complex geography of high mountains and deep valleys, Bhutan is certainly one of the most mysterious countries in the world (Dompnier,1999). The intriguing yet profound tale of the transformation of this traditional kingdom, without losing out on its traditional norms and values while embarking on a modern course of development in the last half a century has been both a story of sustainable and progressive development in harmony with its natural environment.Small and landlocked, to the north lies the great Tibetan plateau and to the south, the tropical Indian plains and jungles.Today, the proportion of land under forest cover is 72.5%, including shrub forest (2008). The need to live in harmony with rather than against nature has never been illustrated better. When GlobalWarming is now an accepted universal “Inconvenient Truth,” the need to preserve, conserve and respect the air we breathe. Bhutan is considered a Birding paradise for BIRD Lovers.

Popular Birding Sights in Bhutan

Trip Facts

  • Tour Duration: 8 Nights & 9 Days 
  • Activity: Birding and Cultural Tour
  • Tour Guide: Birding Guide
  • Accommodation: All 3 Star Hotel approved by TCB
  • Trip Route: Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Paro

Trip Highlight

  • Discover the rare Bird Species of Bhutan.
  • Explore the different districts of Bhutan where rare birds are found.
  • Visit Lamperi Park.
  • Explore Thimphu the capital city.
  • Discover the rare Bird Species likee White-Bellied Heron in Punakha.

Find detail Tour Program

Day 01 Arrival to Bhutan

Can you see the bird in Paro? Here are some of the rare birds found in Paro Bhutan. Ruddy Shelduck, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ferruginous Duck, Gadwall and many more.

Day 02 Paro to Thimphu. Which Bird to watch in Thimphu?

What Bird is found in Thimphu? After breakfast drive to Dodena to see the Birds. Drive to Dodena north of Thimphu valley, where you may see Laughing Thrust, Brown Dipper, Spotted Laughing Thrush, Fire capped Tit, Chestnut-crowned Laughing Thrushes, White-throated Laughing Thrushes, Rufous-bellied Woodpeckers, and White-collared Blackbirds.

Day 03 Thimphu Birding Tour

Visit Begana for the Birding tour. Hike the Tango Monastery for the beautiful views. Our Guide will take you to the place where you can see the Bird. The birds found in the forest of northern Thimphu is beautiful Oriental Turtle Dove.

Day 04 Thimphu to Punakha, Which Bird do you see in Punakha?

Visit Lamperi Nature park for Birding Tour. Royal Botanical Park is one of the best birding sites in bhutan. The park host about 230 species with possibility of recording more in future. Species like the endangered wards Trogon, fire tailed myzornis, satyr Tragopan and many more beautifull species add charm to the bird diversity.

Day 05 Punakha to Mochu River Bird watching

Mo Chu river flows from Glacial lake in the north of Bhutan. Today we will go birding to the warm forests along the banks of the Mo Chu river, where we will be looking to find; White Bellied Herons, Great Barbet, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Osprey, River Lapwing Ruddy Shelduck, the European Wigeon, Kingfisher, Bulbuls etc. Over Night at Hotel.

Day 06 Punakha Pho Chu River Bird watching

Visit Pho chu riverside for Bird Watching. In Pho Chu valley if we are lucky we shall try to spot White-bellied Heron. This is one of the most endangered bird species in the world, with only 60 birds remaining. We can also spot Pallas Fish Eagle, White-throated and Crested Kingfisher, Ibisbill, River Lapwing, and a few species of Ducks. Over Night at Hotel.

Day 07: Punakha to Paro Tour

Visit Paro. Paro is a fertile valley and only Country’s International airport. Visit Drugyel Dzong (victory Dzong) 16 Km from Paro city towards North. Visit the popular places like Kichu Temple and in the evening city walk. Over Night at Hotel Trashi Namgay Resprt.

Day 08 Paro Tiger Nest Hike

Which Bird do you see while hiking the Tiger nest Temple? Nature lovers can now rejoice! With support from the World Wildlife Fund, the Bhutan Ecological Society has installed signages of five species of plants and 33 species of birds on the Taktsang trail. Out of the 33 species of birds, 10 are residential while the others are migratory.

Day 09 Departure from Paro airport.

9 Days Bhutan Birding Tour ends here. Our team from Tour Bhutan will assist you to the airport and see you off.

Tour Cost US$ 3240.00

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Things to carry for Bird Watching

Things to Remember for Bird Watching

  • Be quiet always. Birds have extremely acute hearing. Talk softly and as little as possible. Watch your step. Don’t tread on dry branches and do not wear squeaky clothes or clanking equipment.
  • Move carefully and regularly. Do not make a sudden move or point at the birds.
  • Try to approach the bird casually as though you were not interested in it.
  • Wear somber clothing so that you merge into the background as much as possible.
  • Your birdwatching will be most successful on warm, sunny, still days. In general, birds do not like windy, wet, or very hot weather.

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Birding Recording

  • Carry a notebook and pencil and make notes in the field.
  • Make notes as soon as you have finished watching birds. Don’t wait until you get to the hotel or you may forget the important details.
  • Record the habitat.
  • Record the date.
  • Make notes on the Bird’s behavior, including any breeding behavior.
  • Draw a sketch of birds that you cannot identify and label them with the most important feature.

Some Birds of Bhutan

BLOOD PHEASANT, SATYR TRAGOPAN, Himalayan Monal, Rufous-Bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-Necked Hornbill, Eurasian Hoopoe, Crested Kingfisher, Indian Cuckoo, Asian barred Owlet, Oriental Turtle Dove.

Accommodation Used for the Birding Tour

Hotel Used in Thimphu

Termalinca Luxury Hotel in Thimphu

Terma Linca Resort in Thimphu. Terma Linca Resort and Spa strives to bring the best experience to tourists visiting the Himalayas. Whether it is your first time, or you have been here before the resort serves the best of Experience. The Resort is located near Wangchu River in Thimphu. Read the Hotel Reviews

Hotel Used in Punakha

Festival in Tashigang

Hotel Meri Puensum. The small hotel features room service, and you can stay connected during your stay as Meri Puensum Resort offers guests free internet access. Read the Hotel Reviews.

Hotel Used in Paro

6 days visit to bhutan

Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort. Tashi Namgay Resort is eco-friendly and wheelchair accessible, making it ideal to discover Bhutan. It has great connectivity with local buses and taxis.