North East India is the richest birding area in India. The Brahmaputra basin in Assam and the montane rainforest of the eastern Himalaya are important Endemic Bird Areas, home to some of India’s most sought after restricted range specialities among a host of resident species, Palaearctic and altitudinal migrants. The area also abounds in mammals.
The variations of altitude, diversity of habitat, and extreme precipitation are factors which are responsible for the diversity and abundance of resident birds in this region. The region boasts of varied habitat – wetlands, marsh, grassland, woodland, sub tropical and warm broadleaved forests cool broadleaved forests, coniferous, fir, oak, bamboo, Juniper, Rhododendron, and alpine scrub land, is spread over an accessible altitudinal range of 100m to over 4500m. A string of National parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries enables focused birding. Some of the important birding areas are Kaziranga NP (Bird list 450), Dibru saikhowa (Bird List 350+), Namdhapa NP (Bird List 650+), West Arunachal Pradesh (Eagles Nest WLS, and Dirang-Sela: Bird List 450 +), Manas NP (Bird list 380) and Nameri NP(Bird List 350) and Mishmi Hills, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. Except for Namdhapa NP, all birding areas are accessible by jeep.
To get to see some of the sought after birds, take a trip to the North East. You have a good chance of looking at the Bengal Florican, Dark rumped Swift, White-Winged Duck, Marsh Babbler, Black breasted Parrotbill , Snowy-throated Babbler, Rufus -Vented Laughing thrush, Rufus-backed Sibia , Beautiful Nuthatch, Rufous-necked, great and wreathed hornbills, Black-necked crane, Emerald cuckoo , Blood pheasant, Monal, Ibisbill, Purple Cochoa, Long-tailed and collared broadbills, Blue-naped pitta, Vivid niltava, Long-billed plover and black-headed shrike-babbler and more, We organize birding tours for hard core birders, as well as family birders. All our tours are private. We have no fixed departures. Individuals, couples and small group birding tours are our forte.
The most popular birding tours are listed below. We can organize customized tours anywhere in the North East region to meet specific requirements.