Birds Watching

Bhutan houses over 670 species of birds among which 50 species of the known birds are winter migrants including ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches and buntings. Bhutan is home to many species of endangered birds including the Imperial Heron, which is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world and the rare Black-Necked Crane, which breeds in Tibet and then migrates over the Himalayas to Bhutan during winter months.

Some list of endangered birds of Bhutan includes:

  • Baer’s Pochard
  • Beautiful Nuthatch
  • Blackish-breasted Babbler
  • Blyth’s Kingfisher
  • Chestnut-breasted Partridge
  • Dark-rumped Swift
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Eurasian Peregrine Falcon
  • Ferruginous Duck
  • Gray-Crowned Prinia
  • Great Hornbill
  • Lesser Fish-eagle
  • Palla’s Fish-eagle
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Rufous-necked Hornbill
  • Rufous-throated Wren-babbler
  • Satyr Tragopan
  • Ward’s Trogon
  • White-rumped Vulture
  • White-throated Bushcat
  • Woodsnipe
  • Yellow-rumped Honeyguide
  • Black-necked crane
  • Imperial Heron
  • White-bellied Heron