Birding Tours in India (Eastern Himalaya & North East India)
Eastern India is home to more than 850 species of birds and is considered as being the richest birding area in the country. The area comprises of the Eastern Himalayas, represented by a stretch of extremely rugged mountain country along the northern border of India. It lies roughly between latitudes 26°30´ and 28° N., and longitudes 87° and 97°30´ E. Its nearness to the sea and inflow of the moisture laden southwest monsoon winds makes it the most humid tract of the entire Himalayan chain. The lower latitude and relatively warmer climate have resulted in higher timberline, higher alpine zone and higher snow line than in the Western Himalayas. Moist steamy tropical valleys
occur in the foothills flanked by densely forested slopes seemingly side by side with great snow-capped mountain ranges. The abrupt juxtaposition of so many different biotopes or life zones – ranging from almost plains level to over 6000m, and from tropical heat to arctic cold, has given to the Eastern Himalayas a flora and fauna that for richness and variety is perhaps unequalled in the world. Sheltered in the rain-shadow lie dry, practically rainless valleys, add to the ecological complexities of the jumbled habitats and make the area as a whole particularly rich in birds, plant and insect life.
We offer the finest guided and unguided birding tours covering the best birding areas to:
Lava, Neora Valley National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling, Tiger Hill, Sandakphu, Singalila National Park, Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary and Sunderban National Park in WestBengal
Pelling, Yuksom, Khechiperi Lake, Ravangla, Gangtok, Barshey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Fambonglho Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongsla Alpine Sanctuary in Sikkim
Chilka lake in Orissa
Kaziranga National Park, Dibru-Saikowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Digboi Oil Fields and Nameri Tiger Reserve, Manas Nationalpark, Orang Nationalpark, Jokai Reserve Forest in Assam