Blood Pheasant


April 2 - 19, 2025

Leader: Jan Hansen

$10,250 from Delhi

Satyr Tragopan

Satyr Tragopan

Our comprehensive tour of the fascinating Kingdom of Bhutan takes us through the most intact natural habitat in the Himalayan range to experience what has long been considered the epitome of Himalayan birding. We will explore a cross-section of elevations in this bird-rich environment, from remarkably intact foothill forests, magnificent moss-draped mid-altitude forests, alpine meadows and a series of high mountain passes decorated with prayer flags. We will visit in late spring, when temperatures are comfortable at all altitudes and many species associate in mixed feeding flocks. We will be looking for some of the most enticing birds to inhabit the Eastern Himalayas, stunners such as Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Ward’s Trogon, Himalayan Cutia, Fire-tailed Myzornis, White-bellied Heron, Ibisbill, an incredible selection of scimitar-babblers, wren-babblers, thrushes, flycatchers, warblers and tits, and mammals including the endemic Golden Langur, all against a backdrop of the high Himalayas punctuated by colorful Buddhist stupas and imposing royal palaces.

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