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NORTHEAST INDIA: Eaglenest, Kaziranga & More
Very diverse birding at two well-known destinations in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

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Only two spaces remain open on our Apr 20, 2019 departure.

Our unique new Northeast India itinerary covers a great range of habitats, from the elephant grass of the Assam plains to the high Himalayan passes, plus various forest types from dry dipterocarp to montane boreal forest. Many species of the Eastern Himalayas Endemic Bird Area may be found, some shared with Bhutan or Yunnan but perhaps easier to find here, with Himalayan Monal, Blyth's Tragopan and Ward's Trogon as examples.

Birdwatching in this area of north-eastern India takes us to a number of low-altitude national parks where a variety of birds and mammals can be seen, and on up into the foothills of the Himalayas on the border with Bhutan. A world class-birding area, Eaglenest Sanctuary is famous for the variety, numbers, and accessibility of the bird species found there. More than 450 species have been observed in the Eaglenest area and the surrounding higher-altitude forests. In addition, the area is home to some great mammals including Asiatic Elephant, while butterflies, amphibians, and reptiles are also well represented.

Among a list likely exceeding 350 species we will be looking for a range of both lowland and montane specialties in some really beautiful country, including Swamp Francolin, Slender-billed Vulture, Snow Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Bengal Florican, Blue-rumped Pitta, Marsh Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Yellow-throated, Chestnut-backed, Brown-capped, Spotted, Striped, and Bhutan laughingthrushes, the recently described, rare, elusive, and very beautiful Bugun Liocichla, Ludlow's Fulvetta, the extraordinary Fire-tailed Myzornis, and the strange Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler.

This trip features some fabulous birds and mammals and the scenery is wonderful--what more can we ask for? It is our third distinctive India itinerary and makes a fine standalone or complement to our Northern and Southern India tours. Accommodations are good, including the use of big fixed tents at Eaglenest, and our accommodations away from there will be of a much better standard that those used by some other companies. The levels of service from the ground staff are exceptional.

Phil Gregory, who will be guiding our inaugural 2018 tour, notes that "it is simply the most outstanding destination I have been to in recent times, including a road that travels 90 kilometers through untouched Himalayan forest." Additionally, the Indian Rhinos at Kaziranga provide an amazing spectacle--great, silvery, prehistoric beasts seen at close range.

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2019 Departures
Apr 20 - May 7 ($6575)

2020 Departures
Apr 18 - May 5



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Phil Gregory

What to Expect
Good accommodations, warm climate, moderate terrain.

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