Bhutan has a rich and varied biological diversity with seventy percent of its land area covered by forest, recognized ecologically as one of the ten biodiversity hot spots in the world. Some 26.23% of the country’s area is protected as national Parks and about 9% has been declared as biological corridors, connecting the protected areas.
For a land-locked country little larger than Switzerland the diversity of Bhutan’s avifauna is staggering at close to 800 (estimated) species.
Bird species in the primeval forests of Bhutan are considerable. To date, some 693 species have been recorded out of which there are two critical and eight endangered faunal species in Bhutan. Of these the critically endangered and listed as the rarest in the Heron family – the White Bellied Heron is found in Bhutan. Its global population is estimated to be at around 200 only. Black – Necked Crane another of the rarest and most endangered birds make their winter home in Phobjikha in the West and Bomdelling in the Eastern part of the country.
The following is a comprehensive list of the endangered birds of Bhutan:
Eurasian Peregrine Falcon
13 Days/12 Nights Bird Watching Trip
- Bird watching
- Hike to Tiger’s Nest in Paro
- Visit Farm House
- Visit Monastery and some Museums
- Visit the pubs and night life.
- Visit weekend market(Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
- Visit Craft Bazaar