Birdwatching tours of Bhutan


Considering its size, Bhutan probably has the greatest biodiversity among Asian countries. Bhutan with its alpine highlands and lowland jungles is a safe haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna that is unrivalled in the Himalayas.

Bhutan forms part of the ten global bio-diversity ‘hotspots’ in the world and one of the 221 global endemic bird areas. It harbors an estimated 770 species of birds which include the Himalayan Griffon, the unique high altitude Wader, the Ibisbill, the spectacular Hornbill, Barbets, Sunbirds, Fulvettas, Yuhinas, Cuckoos, and many more.

Bhutan has about 464 resident bird species. Around 50 species are known to be winter migrants. These include ducks, Waders, birds of prey, Thrushes, Finches and Buntings. About 40 species of summer visitors or partial migrants to Bhutan include Cuckoos, Swifts, Bee-eaters, Warblers, Flycatchers and Drongos.

The country has more than 28 species of internationally endangered birds like the Pallas Fish Eagle, White-bellied Heron, Black-necked Crane, Satyr Tragopan, Grey-bellied Tragopan, Ward’s Trogaon, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Rufous throated Wren Babbler, Red-headed Parrotbill, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Ward’s Trogon, Wood Snipe, Dark Rumped Swift, Grey-crowned Prinia and the Beautiful Nuthatch all of which breed in Bhutan.

Phub Dorji Wangruk is one of the senior wildlife photographers from Bhutan. He is a leading expert in bird and wildlife photography in the region.

Phub Dorji has worked with WWF and Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) for the first snow leopard tranquillising documentary in Bhutan.

Phub Dorji is currently working with Jigme Dorji National Park as a Senior Forester. His contribution to wildlife photography is highly recommended by International organisations.

We are privileged to have good relationship with this outstanding photographer.

PhubDorji specialist birding guide
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white-bellied Heron
Satyr Tragopan

Contact Us

Bhutan Thori Tours
Babena Samteling, Thimphu,
Post Box 119, Thimphu
Kingdom of Bhutan

Phone Us

Bhutan office:
+975 1741 1991 or
+975 7730 4967

Australian office:
+61 408 609 629

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