Wildlife India

Birding Tour of North East India

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Place to visit: New Delhi – Guwahati – Nameri- Eagles Nest WLS – Tejpur - Guwahati– New Delhi Fly Back

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
On arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. He will explain and handover all the travel related documents, and further assist you in check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi – Guwahati – Nameri (Flight + 210 kms/5 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board a flight to Guwahati at 0745 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Guwahati airport at 1000 hrs and drive to Nameri National Park 200 kms/5 hrs drive. On arrival check into the resort. Lunch at resort and evening bird watching near the lodge. Nameri National Park located at the foothills along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, next to the Jia Bhoreli river. It is possibly the most scenic wildlife area of the region. The mixture of tropical and semi-evergreen forest and the habitat along the river supports a large number of species – most notably the critically endangered White-winged Duck.

Major Targets : White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Hobby, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Red-headed Trogon

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 03: Nameri
You will have the opportunity to go on a jungle walk, take a boat ride, or even go rafting on the Jia Bhoroli river which bifurcates the Park. (Please note that these activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 km from Tezpur. Nameri is about 9 km from Chariduar, the nearest village.

Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km2 of which Nameri has a total area of 200 km. The vegetation type of nameri is of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. The forests are rich in epiphytes, lianas, and creepers and clump-forming bamboo. This is excellent elephant country and was considered to be an elephant reserve. It is an ideal habitat for a host of other animals including the tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), pygmy hog, Indian wild bison, clouded leopard, leopard cat, muntjac, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, capped langur and Indian giant squirrel.

Nameri is a birdwatcher's paradise with over 300 species. The white winged wood duck, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill, black stork, ibisbill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, babblers, plovers and many other birds make Nameri their home

Meals and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 04: Nameri - Lama camp, 2350m (Eagles Nest WLS)
Early morning birding at Tippi- Balukpong. After breakfast depart at 0600 hrs and drive to Tenga, The route follows the main highway to Tawang along the Bhareli River. Enroute, you will go birding around Sessa, 1200m. From here the road climbs over the Nichiphu pass to descend to the Tenga Valley, 1200m. From the military township of Tenga we take a branch road climbing rapidly to Lama camp, 2350m on the edge of the Eagles Nest Sanctuary. We expect to arrive around 1600 hrs Overnight at

Rising from 500 m to 3200 m altitude with an area of 218 sq km the Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary in west Arunachal Pradesh hosts one of the finest birdlife assemblages that Asia has to offer. Ward’s trogon, wedge-billed and rufous-throated wren-babblers, rufous-necked, great and wreathed hornbills, black-necked crane, beautiful nuthatch, emerald cuckoo are some of the most sought after birds. Not to mention our most prized species, the Bugun Liocichla, the bird that brought Eagle’s Nest to world attention in 2006.

Lama camp, located amidst Temperate broad-leaved primary and degraded forest at an altitude of 2350m.
Major Targets : Bugun Liocichla, Ward’s Trogon, Beautiful Nuthatch, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Himalayan Cutia, White-georgeted Flycatcher, Brown Parrotbill, Rufous-backed Sibia, Pale-billed Parrotbill, White-breasted Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Red-faced Liochicla, Rufous-throated Wren Babbler, Long-billed Wren Babbler, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Maroon-backed Accentor

Day 05: Birding Lama Camp, 2350m – Eagles Nest Pass, 2899m and back.
Morning and afternoon birding around Lama Camp (2350 mts) , with Bugun Liocichla being the main target. Bugun Liocichla was described from Lama Camp in 2006, and it is the main habitat of the bird. While looking for it, we may encounter other good species such as Gold-naped Finch, Grey-sided Laughingthrush and Maroon-backed Accentors feeding on the road. Overnight at Lama Camp.

Day 06: Birding Lama Camp, 2350 m- Eagles nest Pass 2899 m - Chaku - Bompu camp, 1940 m
Morning drive to Bompu Camp (altitude 1940 mts), birding all along the way. The road goes up to Eaglenest Pass (2800 mts) and then goes down towards Bompu through Sunderview (2465 mts). Just after leaving Lama Camp, we have a good chance of seeing the resident Yellow-rumped Honeyguides. Eaglenest Pass is a good place for Brown Parrotbills and Bar-winged Wren Babblers. As we go down through Sunderview our chances of finding Ward’s Trogon and Fire-tailed Myzornis is high. We should also encounter flocks with good birds such as Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Brown-throated Fulvetta, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Cutia, Black-eared Shrike Babbler, Black-faced Warbler etc.
Night at Bompu Camp (Walk in Swiss Tents) 

Day 07: Birding drive cum trek Bompu to Sessni, 1250 m
Full day birding below Bompu Camp, going down to Sessni (1250 mts).
This morning we can focus on Beautiful Nuthatch, for which Sessni is arguably the best place in the world. Seeing multiple birds in one morning is quite possible and they are quite cooperative for viewing and photography

Day 08: Birding around Sessni, - Tezpur
After breakfast birding below Bompu Camp, crossing Sessni. Today we target the birds of lower altitude. Just below Sessni, we look for Pale-billed Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Long-tailed Sibia and Rufous-backed Sibia. We have a chance of seeing Rufous-necked Hornbills in this area as well. As we go down further towards Khellong we should encounter a different set of species. Spot-throated Babbler, Speckled Piculet, Red-faced Liocichla and Red-headed Trogon becoming more possible in this altitude.

Later drive to Tezpur. Overnight at KRC Palace or Hotel Fern Residency.

  Day 09: Tejpur – Guwahati- New Delhi (190 kms/4 hrs drive+ flight)
Morning birding trip to the park and later drive to Guwahati 190kms to board a flight at 1655 hrs to arrive New Delhi at 1945 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at domestic terminal and connect to International airport to board a flight back home

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Note: The driving hours given above from one city to another are based on the normal conditions of the roads and may vary.  Any break for Food / Tea / Toilets / Sightseeing on the way will take extra time than the above given hours.

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