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Birding Tour India: The Northeast - Birds and Mammals of Eaglenest, Nameri and Kaziranga 2019



This northeastern India tour visits some spectacular scenery in the eastern Himalayas and the floodplain of the mighty (and extremely lengthy) Brahmaputra River long before it joins the River Ganges in Bangladesh. The mountains and floodplains here are two of the most biologically diverse places in India, and our tour will focus on these areas. After our arrival at New Delhi we will take a domestic flight to Guwahati, the largest city in Assam, situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra. From here we will head into the undisturbed wilderness of the Himalayan foothills of Nameri National Park. This area protects numerous species, and we will look for special birds such as White-winged Duck, Ibisbill, and Greater Adjutant here. We will then spend almost a week birding within and around the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the best-known and highly-regarded mountain birding sites in the whole of Asia. The scenery, forests, and birding here are all spectacular, and we will be looking for some amazing birds, such as Temminck’s and Blyth’s Tragopans, Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Spotted Elachura, Bugun Liocichla, Himalayan Cutia, and Fire-tailed Myzornis, along with plenty more laughingthrushes, parrotbills, rosefinches, barwings, and related species. We will finally, and gradually, descend back down to the Assamese plains of the Brahmaputra, where we will continue our adventure, looking for some difficult yet highly-prized species in and around the wondrous Kaziranga National Park, such as Bengal Florican, Greater Adjutant, Blue-naped Pitta, Indian Grassbird, and Swamp Francolin. Once we’ve finished here we will head back to Guwahati for our flight to New Delhi, where the tour will conclude.

The tour will also focus on finding some of the major mammals of the region, such as Indian Rhinoceros (the only place in the world where you can see this species reliably), Asian Elephant, Barasingha (Swamp Deer), Gaur, Wild Water Buffalo, Indian Leopard (the subspecies in India is P. p. fusca), and Western Hoolock Gibbon, along with plenty of more common and widespread species. With extreme luck we may even find Arunachal Macaque, Red Panda, or Bengal Tiger, either one sure to be yet another highlight.

You could combine this tour with our exciting Birding Tour India: The South – Western Ghats and Nilgiri Endemics 2019 (13th – 26th January 2019), or our very popular Birding Tour India: The North – Tigers and Birds January/February 2019 (28th January – 13th February 2019),followed by our Birding Tour India: The Northwest – Lions and Desert Birding in Gujarat 2019 (14th – 27th February 2019). We can also easily offer you extensions at each location if you’d like to prolong your stay in this wonderful and vibrant country.

Duration: 14 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: March 02, 2019

Date End: March 15, 2019

Tour Start: New Delhi

Tour End: New Delhi

Price: US$5510 per person sharing

Single Supplement: US$820

Price includes:
Domestic flight New Delhi to Guwahati
Domestic flight Guwahati to New Delhi
All accommodation (as described above – please note that the accommodation in northeastern India is basic to very basic, often with shared bathroom/toilets in permanent camp sites away from the cities)
Meals (from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 14)
Drinking water – two bottles of mineral water per day per person from our tour vehicle (if taken from a hotel/camp this will be at your own cost)
Expert tour leader and local bird/wildlife guide fees
National park/birdwatching reserve entrance fees and jeep safaris
All ground transport and tolls while on tour, including airport pick-up and drop-off
Protected Area Permit
Rafting at Nameri
Price excludes:
Flights to/from New Delhi
Visa
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts, laundry, internet access, phone calls, etc.
Optional tours (e.g. monument entrance fees)
Elephant rides
Soft/alcoholic drinks
Camera (still/video) permits
Personal travel insurance
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