The last remaining great Himalaya kingdom of Bhutan boasts magnificent mountain scenery, exceptional architecture and colourful culture. Recognised as one of the world’s few carbon-negative countries, with almost 70% of Bhutan covered in dense forest, the country features a staggering variety of landscapes, as well as an incredible array of flora and fauna. Not forgetting about the country’s prolific bird life.
Ideal for first-time or serious birders, Punakha’s unique landscape of mountains, hills, rivers and forests offers the perfect landscape to search for native and migratory species in the area. At times, bird calls might lead you to sightings of the common kestrel, Pallas’s fish eagle, crested kingfisher, white-bellied heron, chestnut-headed tesia, slender-billed oriole, plumbeous water redstart, and white-capped redstart, to name a few.