Sheltering over 700 species of enchanting birds, with new discoveries being made every few years, Bhutan is one of the most sought-after birding destinations in the world. This travel selection is exclusively for birding in Bhutan and is managed by our team of expert birding guides.
Our team of birding guides are passionate and seasoned birders with years-worth of experience guiding birders across Bhutan. They possess exceptional field knowledge and are superbly learned on bird behavior and bird habitats, ensuring an optimal birding experience. In addition to their birding knowledge, our guides are also well-informed on Bhutan history, local culture and traditions, possess a good command of the English language and various local dialects, and are equipped to answer your questions and address any concerns.
The best time to travel to Bhutan for birding are the months of February, April, May, June, September October, and November.
Spring and summer months: Sight Cranes, Finches, Pheasants, Honeyguides, Trogons, Thrushes, Herons, Hornbills, Warblers and more.
Fall months: Sight the White-bellied heron, Black-necked cranes, blood pheasants, flycatchers, finches, Bush warblers and more. You may time your travel to attend the illustrious Black-necked crane festival in Phobjikha valley.
Winter months: Sight the Rufous-necked hornbill, Black-necked cranes, Red starts, Ruddy shell duck, Barbets, Shrikes, Bulbuls, Babblers and more.
Aside from birding expeditions into the wild forests and jungles of Bhutan, your itinerary will also include enjoyable cultural activities such as relaxing in a traditional hot stone bath, visits to iconic sacred temples, and sampling a range of interesting local cuisine. Our team will assist you to develop a personalized birding itinerary with a side of cultural sight-seeing to ensure you obtain a holistic and enriching travel experience to Bhutan.