Birdwatching Tours in Bhutan
Bhutan bird watching tours are offered by Off to Bhutan Travel is a team of experienced and professional Bhutanese bird watching guides with a strong reputation for guiding international birding clients for many years. As bird watchers ourselves, we have good knowledge of all the bird’s species, their habitats, and calls. We have done several extensive scouting trips ourselves to identify the best location in Bhutan that serve as the critical habitats for all key species such as White-bellied Heron, critically endangered birds almost on the brink of extinction, different Pheasants including 3 species of Tragopan, that special birds of Himalayas, Trogon, Nuthatches, and Hornbill among others.
We are also specialized in bird’s call recording and have an extensive song collection, including one we have donated to Cornell University and xeno canto. Apart from superb birding skills, all our guides are also certified cultural guides and well proficient in local culture, history, and tradition with a good command of the English language. Our guides are uniquely positioned to cover Bhutan birdwatching tours and answer all of our client’s questions, thereby ensuring that our guests get the most out of their experience.
Norbu is the founder of Off to Bhutan Travel and Lead guide. He is probably one of the first local birding guides who has led the international birding clients independently. With over 20 years of experience exploring the country’s varied ecosystems, he has contributed to the knowledge of the status and distribution of many species that were previously poorly known including three new species added to the countries list. He also does extensive recording in Bhutan and has a very large library of local songs.
Pema Dawa comes from a remote village in the central part of Bhutan. it is a privilege to be born and brought in a place where forest coverage is one of the highest in the country. his love for nature started from a very young age guided by many elder generations in his village who have a piece of good knowledge of nature. After he graduated from Sherubtse College, the oldest university in Bhutan. due to his love for nature, he decided to become a nature guide.
Tshering Dorji after completing his high school in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. instead of continuing his studies, he decided to undergo training in a tour guiding school. After successfully completed his tour guiding course he started traveling across the country as an apprentice with the senior nature guides exploring and studying birds in particular and nature in general. Today, Tshering is familiar with calls, behavior, distributions, and habitats of Bhutan birds.
Sherab Dorji, after completing his high school education, was selected to be an archer for the Bhutan Olympic Committee. As an archer, he traveled to many different countries representing Bhutan in both regional and international competitions. This great opportunity gave him the chance to become very familiar with other cultures. He occasionally began to take some trips into the wilder areas of Bhutan with Norbu his cousin during his free time as an archer and he started to fall in love with nature. He then decided to quit his profession as an archer and became a full-time birding guide. .
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