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India Birding Tours

Western Ghats Endemic Birds Tour (8 DAYS)
From US$ 1360
The Western Ghats of Southwestern India, locally as the Sahyadri Hills, are formed by the Malabar Plains and the chain of mountains running parallel to India's western coast intercepts the Southwestern Monsoon winds. The wide variation of rainfall patterns in the Western Ghats, coupled with the region's complex geography, produces a great variety of vegetation types. These include scrub forests in the low-lying rain shadow areas and the plains, deciduous and tropical rain forests and a unique mosaic of cloud forests and rolling grasslands above 1,500 meters. It is no wonder then that the changing eco-tones and the vast variety of eco-systems are home to numerous endemic species of birds, mammals & vegetation. This 8 day journey is an intense birding trip and covers the lowland forests at Thattekkad, the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the shola-grasslands of Munnar & Ooty
South India Endemic Birds Tour (13 DAYS)
From US$ 2200
Southern India is home to some of the best National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India. Most of these parks are located on the sides of the Western Ghats, one of the 35 bio-diversity 'hot spots' on earth due to its large volume of endemic species and diversity. Our journey will take us through the lowland forests of Thattekkad to Periyar Tiger Reserve and onwards to the high altitude montane forests & grasslands at Munnar, Ooty, the dry forests at Chinnar & Mudumalai & ending up at Ranganthittu near Mysore. Highlights of this tour includes Endemic Birds of South India including the Western Ghats, wildlife sightings including endemic mammals, journeys through some of the best National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of South India, field Experts as guides and birder-friendly accommodation.
Andaman Islands Endemic Birding Tour (5 DAYS)
From US$ 1230
Located about 1100 kms from the Indian mainland and over 2 hours flying time, lies the group of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. This archipelago's isolated location faraway from the mainland has made these islands worth exploring for its varied bird life & boasts of 21 endemics. These includes owls such as Andaman Hawk-Owl, Andaman Scops Owl, Andaman Barn Owl, Andaman Nightjar and the other species such as Andaman Serpent Eagle, Andaman Cuckoo-Dove, Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Coucal, Andaman Treepie and the Andaman Bulbul among others. Although the Nicobar Islands with 4-5 endemics of their own (remain off limits) and Narcondam Island (home to the endemic Narcondam Hornbill) is difficult to reach, the majority of the Andaman endemics are accessible on South Andaman island.
Gujarat Birding and Wildlife Tour (13 DAYS)
From US$ 2500
The Gujarat birding & Wildlife Tour takes you to the best birding & wildlife destinations in the West Indian state of Gujarat. Velavadar Park lies inland from the Gulf of Cambay on the West coast of India. Created for the conservation of the Blackbuck, Valavedar is a tiny 35sq kms but unique grassland ecosystem. Valavedar is of interest to birders because of the huge roost of about 2000 harriers, which is formed every winter. (Oct to early Feb). The dominant species is Montagu?s. Another rare sight ( June to Oct) is that of the lesser Florican, which migrate and settle here to breed in the grasslands. Birders can spot the Stoliczka?s Bushchat, Ashy- crowned sparrow lark, Rufous-tailed, and crested Larks, Desert and Variable wheatears, Southern Grey and Rufous?tailed Shrikes. Apart from the Harrier, other raptors to be seen could include Black-shouldered Kite, Shikara, and Short-toed Snake Eagle.
Eagle Nest Birding Tour (10 DAYS)
From US$ 1675
Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and is the highest in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500 meters to 7080 meters on the watershed of the Himalayas. The biggest advantage of Eaglesnest (expected to provide the bulk of the star species) over other montane forests of Arunachal is a jeep track which cuts right through its heart from the pass at 2800m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100m ? its easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination for Arunachal.
North India Birding & Tiger Tour  (10 DAYS)
From US$ 1790
This North Indian Birding Tour takes you to Chambal. This sanctuary, once the abode of gangs of dacoits comprises ravines and river spread over three states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. This sanctuary is famous for the rare Gangetic dolphin, Indian Mugger, gharial, turtles, and 225 species of birds. It is one of the best places to see the Indian Skimmer. In a 3 hrs boat trip you can see perhaps some 40 species of birds, among them flamingos, Indian Skimmers resting on a sand bank, an Asian Openbill, Wooly-necked Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Whiskered and Black-bellied Tern, Ruddy and Common Shelduck, some Calidris, Tringa, Limosa, and Charadrius wading birds, Brown-headed Gull, Bar-headed Goose, Lesser Whistling Goose, teals and ducks, White-breasted and Pied Kingfisher, Shikras and a Brahminy Kite. Next, we move on to Bharatpur, a World Heritage bird sanctuary.
Western India Birding Tour (10 DAYS)
From US$ 2250
The arid North West India holds one of the most diverse bird species of the sub-continent. Experience the great Rann of Kutch, the exciting tour of the Aravalli Hills around Mount Abu - home to the Green Avadavat and Bera where one can sight leopards and birds like Striped Hyena, Desert & Jungle Cat, critically endangered Indian Vulture, Laggar and Red-necked Falcon, Rock Bush Quail, Sirkeer Malkoha and Painted Sandgrouse. You will also be going to India's arid Western Rajasthan, to get on the trail of the Great Indian Bustard in the vast Desert National Park. The Western India Birding Tour is indeed a tour through one of the most diverse Indian landscapes.
Kerala Endemic Birding Tour (6 DAYS)
From US$ 750
Kerala with its vast forested stretches at the foothills and mountains of the Western Ghats is rich in bird life. The state boats of over 440 species of birds, including most of the endemics of the Western Ghats. This six day tour in the lowland forests at Thattekkad and high altitude cloud forests and grasslands of Munnar combines to present most of the Western Ghats endemic birds like the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Black and Orange flycatcher as well some endemic mammals like the Nilgiri Tahrs, Malabar Giant Squirrel, the Nilgiri Marten and Nilgiri Langurs.