|Tour Type||Mentored Birding Tour;|
|Expected Top Birds||Mishmi Wren Babbler and major other timaliidae species|
|Other Fauna||Mammal: Goral, Musk Deer, Gibbon|
|Expected Climate||Temp Cold to zero, rains not expected|
|Habitat Covered||Grassland, Broadleaf, Coniferous, Steppe Grassland|
|Altitude Covered||500 ft - 8,500 ft|
|Group Size||3 participants in a vehicle|
|Drive / Pace / Walk||Few long drives, moderate walk|
|Ease of Birding||Moderate hiking|
Birding in Mishmi Hills is one of a kind experience as the place is an enchantress adorned with numerous lakes, rivulets, deep ridges etc. Mishmi Hills is a part of eastern Himalayas and is a home to some excotic bird species like:- 5 different species of Wren Babblers, 3 species of Sibias and 6 species of Yuhinas that can be easily sighted in these much fabled hills. Both Red-headed and Ward’s Trogon are common in these dark jungles of Mishmi Hills. This land is a bird watcher’s paradise and bird watching as well as birding can give you sheer pleasure as All four species of Shortwings, two species of Monal - Himalayan and Sclater’s Monal roam around in this paradise in the month of November. In one word, these hills are not only home to these amazing bird species but also a home to different tribal clans like:- Idu Mishmi and Midu Mishmi. If you have special interest in Scimitar Babblers then this is the place where you always wanted to be as you get four species of Scimitar Babblers - Slender-billed, Streak-breasted, Coral-billed and Red-billed in different altitude. You can easily get to this birding heaven owing to its very convenient location.
Mysterious Mishmi has more to show - Blyth’s Tragopan and Temminck’s Tragopan the two elusive bird species that attract people from all across the globe. Grey Peacock Pheasant is also a fantastic catch for bird watchers for the mesmerizing beauty of these two awe-inspiring species. Join our tours and get amazed at every turn and bend of your expedition.
Variety is the spice of life and you get variety in Mishmi Hills
Roing and adjacent Mehao WLS are located in the foothills of Mishmi and the altitude varies from 200m to 500m. The habitat comprises of dense tropical evergreen, tropical semi-evergreen, sub-tropical broad leaved forests and semi-evergreen forests. 12 Kilo is home to species like Red-headed Trogon, Spot-throated Babbler, Long-tailed Sibias, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Beautiful Nuthatch, Grey-headed Parrotbill, various scimitar babblers, Yuhinas, Rufous-faced Warbler, Scarlet-backed & Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Pale-headed Woodpecker, White-hooded Babbler, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Emerald Cuckoo, Green Cochoa; the Bamboo patches also host the very rare and elusive Hodgson’s Frogmouth.
Tiwari Goan is a small village, approximately mid-way between Roing and Mayodia pass and comprises of dense evergreen forest. It is one of the megadiverse regions where the Rufous-throated (Mishmi) Wren Babbler was re-discovered in 2004. The surrounding forest is home to species like Ward’s Trogon, Mishmi Wren Babbler, Wedge-billed & Spotted Wren Babblers, Several species of Laughingthrush, Tesia, Parrotbills, Fulvettas and other timilidae species. We will cover an altitude variation of approximately 800m to 2000m.
At nearly 2700m, Mayodia Pass is a place which is often covered in snowy blanket. The terrain is quite rocky and the vegetation is mostly that of ringal bamboo. Some remarkable high-altitude birds can be encountered here like Himalayan & Sclater’s Monal and Blyth’s Tragopan. Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Ward's Trogon, Gould's and Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Fire-tailed Myzornis and Manipur Fulvetta etc are few other highlight species. The is only staying facility here is the very basic and rustic “Coffee House” that was built by the colonial settlers long back. The climate here can change rapidly due to the influence of other mountains with pretty high altitudes, in the surrounding area.
If you want to spend some time in the area where bird watching brings you happiness and sheer bliss then you cannot miss Mishmi hills.
Note: In this tour we take only 6 participants divided in two AC-SUVs, because we have your comfort and convenience at heart. Also we pick up our participants from Dibrugarh Airport and we advise all our guests to reach Dibrugarh airport in the morning hours or reach Dibrugarh a day before the commencement of the tour and stay overnight at a hotel in Dibrugarh.
Tour cost per Indian nationals is be Rs 61,990/- only.
This is an indicative cost which might increase if the forest administrative charges are increased at any time.
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