Eaglenest Bird and Wildlife Tour

Code: #108
15 Days

Description

Eagle’s nest wildlife sanctuary, in West Kameng, Western Arunachal Pradesh, is the highest wildlife sanctuary in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing, rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500m to 7080m on the watershed of the Himalayas.

 

The biggest advantage of Eagle’s Nest (expected to provide the bulk of the star species) over other montane forests of Arunachal is a jeep track which cuts right through its heart from the pass at 2800m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100m. Its easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination for Arunachal.

 

The contiguous forests, Eagle’s nest wildlife sanctuary, Nameri National Park (in Assam) and the surrounding blocks of reserve forests, encompassing over 2500 sq.km and 3400m in altitude, form one of the largest protected regions of Arunachal. This east Himalayan area is located close to the Bhutan border in western Arunachal. We will be visiting the Eagle’s nest wildlife sanctuary (mid altitude: 800-2800m) and some higher altitude (3000-4000m) localities further north below the Tsela pass. This visit to a high-altitude area and we look forward to augmenting the species list with birds of fir, rhododendron scrub and alpine meadows.

SPECIES
Some of the specialty birds which can be seen are: Rufous-bellied Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Pied Falconet, Hill Partridge, Temminck’s Tragopan, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Tawny Owl, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Ward’s Trogon, Golden-throated Barbet, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Grey-chinned Minivet, Rufous-bellied Bulbul, Maroon-backed Accentor, Eyebrowed Thrush, Fea’s Thrush, Gould’s Shortwing, White-browed Shortwing, Blue-fronted Robin, Little Forkail, Golden Bush Robin, Rufous-breasted Bush Robin, Purple Cochoa, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Scaly Laughingthrush, Black-faced Laughingthrush, Red-faced & Bugun’s Liocichlas, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Various Wren-Babblers (Wedge-billed, Bar-winged, Pygmy, Spotted, Rufous-throated and Scaly-breasted), Gold-headed Babbler, Himalayan Cutia, Rufous-bellied Shrike-babbler, Green Shrike-babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Red-tailed Minla, Various Tit-babblers/Fulvettas (Golden-breasted, Brown-throated, and Yellow-throated), Three Sibias (Beautiful, and Rufous-backed), Various Yuhinas (Black-chinned, Rufous-vented and White-naped), Fire-tailed Myzornis, Six Parrotbills (Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed, Brown, Grey-headed and Fulvous-fronted), Mountain Tailorbird, Three Tesias (Chestnut-headed, Grey-bellied and Slaty-bellied), Various Flycatcher-warblers (Broad-billed, White-spectacled, Chestnut-crowned and Black-faced), Four Niltavas (including Vivid and Large), Thirteen Flycatchers (including White-gorgeted), Rufous-bellied and Grey-crested Tits, Sultan Tit, Beautiful Nuthatch, Wallcreeper, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Mrs. Gould’s and Fire-tailed Sunbird, Gold-naped Black-finch, Brown Bullfinch.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION DELHI
DEPARTURE TIME
INCLUDED
Accommodation on twin sharing basis Meals as per the itinerary
Jeep safaris in Kaziranga National Park Transport services in North East India as per the itinerary
Birding guide Park entry fee of Kaziranga and Nameri National Parks
Entry fee of Eagles Nest Sanctuary Restricted area permit
Arrival and Departure transfers in Kolkata Domestic air fare (economy class)
All taxes

NOT INCLUDED

Optional Tours, tips, laundry, drinks, bottled water, Camera fee and meals not specified
Elephant ride, rafting in Nameri, any other services not specified in cost inclusions
International Air fare, visa, insurance

 

 

Highlights

  • A large variety of endangered species
  • Photo opportunities
  • Guided Birding
  • Unique landscape
  • Pristine countryside
  • Tiger Tracking and mammal watching
  • Great food
  • Interesting road journey

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi to Guwahati to Nameri
Day 03: Nameri to Dirang
Day 04: Dirang to Mandala Camp
Day 05: Mandala Camp
Day 06: Mandala Camp to Lama Camp
Day 07: Lama Camp to Bompu
Day 08: Bompu
Day 09: Bompu
Day 10: Bompu to Lama Camp
Day 11: Lama Camp to Nameri
Day 12: Nameri to Kaziranga
Day 13: Kaziranga
Day 14: Kaziranga to Guwahati to Delhi
Day 15: Delhi to Departure

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