Birding from Gelephu to Tingtibe
Day 1: Guhawati/Bagdora to Gelephu
You are entering southern part of Bhutan from Guhawati or Bagdora. You will halt overnight in Hotels in Gelephu town. People there speak Lhotsampa language or Nepali. The area comprise of sub-tropical broadleaved forest. Birding there, one can see birds such as Black Kite, House Sparrow, Jungle Babbler, Silver-eared Mesia, Oriental White-eye, Red-vented Bulbul, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Wallcreeper, Hill Myana, Common Myana, Chenut-tailed starling, Grey Bushchat, Plumbeous Water Redstart, White-capped Water Redstart, Verditer Flycatcher, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Scaly Thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Brown Dipper, Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Grey-chinned Minivet, Rosy Minivet, Ashy Woodswallow, House Crow, Common Green Magpie, Grey Treepie, Long-tailed Shrike, Grey-backed Shrike, Hooded Pitta, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Grey Heron, Little Heron, Steppe Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Red-headed Vulture, Black Eagle, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Oreng-breasted Green Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Crested Treeswift, Red-breasted Parakeet, Indian Cuckoo, Blyth’s Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Yellow-rumped Hornbill, Great Barbet, Lineated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, Rufous Woodpecker, Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Ruddy Shelduck, Indian Peafowl.
Day 2: Gelephu – Tingtibe: 100km
You are travelling from southern Bhutan to central Bhutan through sub-tropical broadleaved forest to Chir pine forest. Along the road, Hill Partridge, Red Junglefowl, kalij Pheasant, White-browed Piculet, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Honey Guide, Golden-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Great Barbet, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Common Hoopoe, Ward’s Trogon, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Crested Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Large-Hawk Cuckoo, Oriental Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, House Swift, Himalayan Swiftlet, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Owlet, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Black-tailed Crake, Palla’s Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Kestrel, Great Cormorant, White-bellied Heron, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Eurasian Jay, Common Green Magpie, Grey-backed Shrike, Grey Treepie, Large-billed Crow, Maroon Oriole, Scarlet Minivet, Spangled Drongo, Black Drongo, Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Long-tailed Thrush, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Verditer Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Oriental Magpie Robin, White-capped Water Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Hodgson’s Redstart, Spotted Forktail, Grey Bushchat, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Wallcreeper, Beautiful Nuthatch, Sultan Tit, Nepal House Martin, Black Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Striated Bulbul, Striated Prinia, Oriental White-eye, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Lemon-rumped Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Black-faced Warbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, White-throated Laughingthrush, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Cutia, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Chestnut-tailed Minla, White-naped Yuhina, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Golden Babbler, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Green-tailed Sunbird, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Crimson Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Ruseet Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, White-rumped Munia and Red-headed Bulfinch.