Birding in Mishmi Hills – Best of Arunachal Birding
Mishmi hills, the dream birding spot in North Eastern Himalayan region, especially amongst nature and Wild life photographers comes under the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. This mystic valley is named after the Dibang river which originates in China. Our 5 nights 6 days trip to the Mishmi Hills will take you to different avian habitats in various altitudes such as Tropical evergreen, Tropical-semi evergreen , Sub-alpine Woody Shrub, Alpine Widow, Bamboo and grassland etc .
Mishmi Hills is home for around 650
species of birds. It is Asia’s one of the least explored areas and scientists believes that many species of birds are yet to be discovered .
Our key targets include: Blyth’s Tragopan, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Pale-capped Pigeon, Ward’s Trogon, Dark-sided Thrush, Green and Purple Cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould’s Shortwing, Beautiful Nuthatch, Rusty-throated and Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, at least four Parrotbill species, Black-headed Greenfinch, Scarlet Finch, and Grey-headed Bullfinch and many more.
- Tour Starting Point : Dibrugarh, Assam
- Tour Ending Point : Dibrugarh, Assam
- Accommodation : Basic but comfortable
- Best time to Visit : November to March
- Ease of Birding : Moderate
- Photography : Excellent Opportunities , All our tours are photographer friendly
Arrive Diburgah ( DIB ) in the morning . We will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the base camp at Mishmi Hills ( 4 Hours ). We may stop en-route for birding. Night at Mishmi Hills camp.
We will explore different avian habitats in the Mishmi Hills for quality photos and observation. We will explore these remote Himalayas ranges for next 4 days from the lower flood plains at 150 meters to Mayodia Pass at 2655 meters searching for many rare and difficult to see species. We may have to do many to and fro trips and be ready for hours of waiting in the bush for a difficult to see bird to show up and capture the moment on the camera. Our day itineraries may change as per the sighting reports we get from our local spotters and weather
Bird species likely to see and photograph in this trip include: Eurasian Sparrow hawk, Black Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Pintailed and Wedge-tailed Pigeons, Red-headed and Ward’s Trogons, Great and Golden-throated Barbets, Darjeeling, Paleheaded
and Bay Woodpeckers and White browed and Streaked Piculets, Nepal House Martin, Rosy Pipit, White-throated and Ashy Mountain Bulbuls, White-browed and Rufousbreasted Bush-Robins, Hodgson’s and Daurian Redstarts, Slaty-backed Forktail, Plain-backed, Long-tailed, Scaly, Long-billed, Chestnut-bellied, Plain-backed and Scaly Thrushes, Grey-winged Blackbird, Golden and Spot-throated Babblers, Red-billed, Coralbilled, Slender-billed and Streak-breasted S c i m i t a r – B a b b l e r s , W e d g e – b i l l e d ScimitarBabbler, Rufous-vented, Rufouschinned, Spotted, Grey-sideded, Blue-winged, Scaly, Blackfaced and Striated Laughingthrushes, Red-faced Liocichla, Silver-eared Mesia, Black-headed and Black-eared ShrikeBabblers, Himalayan Cutia, White-hooded Babbler, Streak-throated Rusty-fronted Barwings, Red-tailed, Blue-winged, Chestnuttailed and Long-tailed-Minlas, Yelow-thraoted, Golden-breasted, Streak-throated, Brownheaded Fulvettas, Long-tailed and Beautiful Sibias, White-naped, Black-chinned, Striated and Stripe-throated Yuhinas, FiretailedMyzornis, Rufous-headed, Lesser Rufous-headed, Brown and Grey-headed Parrotbills, Chestnut-headed, Grey-bellied, Slatybellied and Chestnut-headed Tesias, several bush-warblers including Brownish-flaned Bush Warbler, a good selection of leaf warblers – Ashythroated, Buff-barred and Black-faced LeafWarblers, Bar-winged and Longbiled Wren-Babblers, Vivid, Pale Blue and White-gorgeted Flycatchers, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Yellow-browed, Sultan, Rufous-vented and Rufous fronted Tits, White-tailed and Beautiful Nuthatches, Dark-rumped and Spotwinged Rose finches, Collared Grosbeak, Crimson and Gold-naped Finches, Green Magpie, Collared Tree-pie, Yellow-biled Blue Magpie and Large-billed Crow and many more .
THIS TOUR CAN BE LINKED WITH : KAZIRANGA & EAGLE NEST OR ANDAMAN ENDEMIC BIRDING TOURS
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aware that, factors beyond our control may result in changes to the itinerary. Should a major change of itinerary be forced upon
us while the tour is in progress as, like an airline strike, weather delay or political crisis, the additional costs, if any, are the
responsibility of the tour participant.
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