There are few sights in the birding world as remarkable as the migration of Amur Falcons. Migrating from their homeland of eastern Russia and China all the way to southern Africa, the falcons congregate for a short window in Nagaland, in northeast India, to feed and roost in almost
The only thing more remarkable than this spectacle is their story. Unfortunately, hunting is so engrained in the local Naga culture that few birds are found outside of the protected areas. Here though we, and the birds, benefit from this protection, and we hope to find. From large-scale hunting to a local community conservation success, the story of the Amur Falcon and its conservation is truly amazing and inspiring.
In this tour we will be staying in local homestays, and understanding more about the Naga communities in this area, whilst enjoying what very probably will be the most amazing birding experience we will ever have. To stand at dusk with hundreds of thousands of Amur Falcons swirling
around above our heads, and in total silence except for their calls, is truly awe-inspiring.
Before we enjoy our Amur spectacle, we will also have the opportunity to spend some time birding in the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary, set up by the local village council, from the first Naga village to ban hunting, in 1998, where you have the chance to see Mountain
Bamboo Partridge, Black-tailed Crake, Grey-headed Parakeet, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Naga Wren Babbler, Striped, Spot-breasted and Brown-capped Laughingthrushes, Spot-breasted Scimitar- Babbler, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Crested Finchbill, and more!
This tour has been specially designed so that just one unforgettable week off work is all you need to have the best birding experience ever!
Day 01: Arrive Kolkata
Day 02: Dimapur to Khonoma
Day 03: Khonoma
Day 04: Khonoma
Day 05: Khonoma to Pangti
Day 06: Pangti
Day 07: Pangti to Jorhat
Day 08: Jorhat to Kolkata/Tinsukia