EAGLE'S NEST SANCTUARY
SUPPORTS OVER 400 BIRD SPECIES | BUGUN LIOCICHLA DISCOVERED HERE
Nestled among the Dafla Hills of the eastern Himalayas, Eagle's Nest Sanctuary covers 218 sq km and has an altitude that ranges between 500m and 3500m. This sanctuary is a protected area that has become well-known as a major birding spot.
Supporting over 400 species of birds including four types of Hornbill species, three different types of Tragopan species; six types of Parrotbill species (such as Rufous-headed Parrotbill), and 15 species of mammals including Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, and Red Panda, this sanctuary is a must-do on any keen wildlife and birding enthusiast's itinerary.
Eagle's Nest Sanctuary is also the site where Bugun Liocichla was first discovered in 1995 and again observed and described in 2006 by Ramana Athreya.
IN SEARCH OF HORNBILLS
This tour introduces birders to the various birding pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. This area is a major biodiversity hotspot and forms the Eastern Himalaya Endemic Bird Area. Enjoy your time in the tropical evergreen and subtropical broadleaf forests of Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, spotting threatened species like Rufous-necked Hornbill and the Nuthatch, and Great Pied Hornbill, White-winged Wood Duck and Blue-bearded Bee Eater in Nameri National Park.