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Bird and Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

Destination: Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 6 Oct - 10 Oct

Itinerary :
Trip Start/End Point: Ahmedabad airport/railway station

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Day 1

Pick up from Ahmedabad airport/railway station in the evening and transfer to Patdi Overnight stay at Hotel(A.C) in Patdi(Dinner)

2

Day 2

Morning and Evening Bird Photography in LRK(Bajana area) with experienced guide and by vehicle Introduction to group members, Raw image processing and Bird/Wildlife Photography tips session during evening Overnight stay at Hotel(A.C) in Patdi(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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Day 3

Morning and Evening Bird Photography in LRK(Dasada area) with experienced guide and by vehicle Introduction to group members, Raw image processing and Bird/Wildlife Photography tips session during evening Overnight stay at Hotel(A.C) in Patdi(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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Day 4

Morning and Evening Bird Photography in LRK(Dasada-Bajana area) with experienced guide and by vehicle Introduction to group members, Raw image processing and Bird/Wildlife Photography tips session during evening Overnight stay at Hotel(A.C) in Patdi(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

5

Day 5

Morning after having quick Breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Ahmedabad airport/railway station (Breakfast)
Contact: 08888882962


West Sikkim & Latpanchar Birding Tour

Destination: West Sikkim & Latpanchar Birding Tour
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 21 Oct - 27 Oct Target Birds Species: (rarest) Red headed, Trogon Blood pheasant, Satyr tragopan, shortwing, parrotbills, etc.

Itinerary :

1

Day 1

arrive at Bagdogra airport and drive to Okhrey.

2

Day 2, 3, 4

Full day birding around Okhrey, Hilley area target species like green Magpie, spotted laughingthrush, scaly laughingthrush, blue winged laughingthrush, Red-faced liocichla, black-throated parrot bill, great parrot bill, brown parrot bill, fulvous parrotbill,wren-babblers etc.

3

Day 5

morning birding and drive to Latpanchor & Mahananda wls Target species like, red headed Trogon, Green-billed malkoha, roufos hornbills, great hornbill, flycatchers, dollar bird, ect.

4

Day 6

Full day birding

5

Day 7

Morning birding later drive to airport.

Pick up: Bagdogra airport
Drop on: Bagdogra airport


West & North Sikkim & Mahananda

Destination: West & North Sikkim & Mahananda
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 28 Oct - 5 Nov

Itinerary:

1

Day 1

arrive at Bagdogra airport and drive to Okhrey.

2

Day 2, 3

full day birding around Okhrey, Hilley area target species like green Magpie, spotted laughingthrush, scaly laughingthrush, blue winged laughingthrush, Red-faced liocichla, black-throated parrot bill, great parrot bill, brown parrot bill, fulvous parrotbill,wren-babblers etc.

3

Day 4

Drive to Lachen

4

Day 5, 6

Lachen day. Targeted spices like blood Phaseant, Grandala, tibetan sand fox Satyr tragopan,Tibetan wolf, finches,snow leopard, tits etc.

5

Day 7

Morning birding and drive to Latpanchor & Mahananda wls. Target species like, red headed Trogon, Green-billed malkoha, roufos hornbills, great hornbill, flycatchers, dollar bird, etc.

6

Day 8

full day birding

7

Day 9

morning birding later drive to airport.

8 nights 9 days tour from bagdogra airport to bagdogra airport
Including all rooms, taxi, meals, guide pick up drop


Neora Valley National Park Bird Photography Tour

Destination: Neora Valley National Park Bird Photography Tour
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 6 Nov - 10 Nov

Itinerary:

1

Day 1

Pick up from New Man junction railway stn, Jalpaiguri in the morning and transfer to Lava by car. Post Lunch Bird Photography session at Lava outskirts by car. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lava (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

2

Day 2

Full day Bird photography session at Neora Valley National park with experienced guide by car. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lava (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

3

Day 3

Full day Bird photography session at Neora Valley National park with experienced guide by car. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lava (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

4

Day 4

Morning-Afternoon Bird photography session at Rishyap and Kolakham with experienced guide by car and post lunch transfer to New Mac junction railway station, Jalpaiguri by car (Breakfast and Lunch)

Tour Cost Inclusions:

  1. Pick up and Drop at New Man junction railway stn, Jalpaiguri
  2. Accommodations at Lava in Twin sharing with all meals
  3. Bird Photography expedition with experienced guide by car
  4. Neora Valley National Park entry fees, camera charges, vehicle charges etc
  5. Throughout mineral water
Tour Cost Exclusions: Whatever is not mentioned in the above INCLUSIONS list
Contact: 08888882962


Pheasants Calling Chopta, Tungnath, & Mandal trip

Destination: Pheasants Calling.........Chopta, Tungnath, & Mandal trip
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 16 Dec - 21 Dec Target birds: Monal, Koklass, Scarlet finch, bullfinches, Yellow-rumped honeyguide, White-throated tit, Spotted laughingthrush, red Fox , golden jackal ect.

Itinerary:

Arrive by Morning 11.45 @ Dehradun from your place

1

Day 0

Pick up from Dehradun drive 7 hour Reach Mandal at 8 pm

2

Day 1

Next day morning at Mandal more than 30 birds species regular found here 20 different types birds ( Crested Kingfisher, Diper, Forktail, Great / Blue Throated Barbet, Magpie, Treepie, grey headed Woodpecker, Greater and Lesser yellow napped Woodpecker, Brown Fronted, liothrix minla, kaalij pheasant , bulbul etc.

3

Day 2

start early morning walk to the main road up to sattal chances are ( Green Backed , Black Lored Black Throated Tit , Nuthatch, Blue Fronted , Blue Capped Redstart, Sunbirds, Parakeet, Asian Barred Owlet etc;

4

Day 3

start early morning drive to Chopta 30 minutes monal, koklass, red Fox, Yuhina, Sunbirds, Rose finches, Black Bird and Woodpecker after lunch drive for White Crested Laughing thrushes

5

Day 4

Start early drive towards Tungnath birding on the way ( Rusty Cheecked Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut Crown Laughingthrush , White Tail Nuthatch, Niltava , Ruby Throat, Shrike Babbler, Accenture, Rose Finches.

6

Day 5

drive early mukkufarm for bullfinches ,Rufous Bellied, Himalayan Woodpecker, Ruck Thrush, Black Headed and Eurasian Jay, Coal and Yellow Browed Tit.

7

Day 6

Ansuiya for warblers,wren- babblers, etc.

5 nights 6 days including all rooms,taxi , meals, guide and pick up drop ( Dehradun to Dehradun )


Western Ghats Birding Photography Tour

Destination: Thattekad & Munnar
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 8 Jan - 12 Jan

Itinerary:

Trip Start/End Point: Cochin Airport/Railway station

1

Day 1

On arrival at Cochin Airport or Aluva Railway station and to Thattekkad Over night stay at Hotel with all meals(D)

2

Day 2

Morning Bird Photography in Thattekkad Sanctuary Afternoon Bird Photography in Hides Over night stay at Hotel with all meals(B,L,D)

3

Day 3

Full Day Bird Photography in and around Ervakulam National park, Munnar Over night stay at Hotel with all meals(B,L,D)

4

Day 4

Morning Bird Photography in Thattekkad Sanctuary Afternoon Bird Photography in Hides Over night stay at Hotel with all meals(B,L,D)

5

Day 5

Morning Bird Photography in Thattekkad Sanctuary Transfer to Airport/Railway station by evening (B,L)

Contact: 08888882962


Mishmi Hills, Roing, Tinsukia

Destination: Mishmi Hills, Roing, Tinsukia
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 30 March - 7 April

Itinerary:

1

Day 1

30th March 2019- Arrive at Dibrughar airport and drive to Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. 4 to 5 hrs of drive. Accommodation in hotel at Roing. Today on first day of arrival you will be transferred to Roing. It will be long journey but we will save our time of birding on following days. To enter into the state of Arunachal require a permit which will be obtained in advance. We shall stop at border check post to show them.

2

Day 2

31ST March- Morning check out from hotel and start birding in Grassland. Drive further to Mayodhya. Accommodation in guest house at Mayodhya.
Today we head out early with packed breakfast. Our first destination will be a Grassland near Roing where we go to see one of the vulnerable Black-breasted Parrotbill. Apart from that there will be number of other grassland speciality including Jordian’s Babbler, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Striated Babbler, Chinese Rubythroat etc. After couple of hours birding here we shall continue our journey up hill towards
Mayodhya a 52 km from Roing. This will be our base for another 5 nights. Food and accommodation here will be basic and simple but rooms will have attached toilet and both veg and non veg food will be provided.

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Day 3-6

Day 1, 1st April, Day 4, 2nd April, Day 5, 3rd April and Day 6, 4th April- Four full days of birding around Mishmi hill. Accommodation in guest house at Mayodhya.
Mayodhya will be our bas for birding on entire Mishmi hill. From here we will be covering the whole area of the hills. We will go birding every morning both side of the pass. Our car will be always with us and we will have our packed lunch everyday that we will eat in the field itself.
Mishmi hill is one of the best birding destination for the birders around the world. Here there are few endemic birds canoe seen including Mishmi Wren Babbler, Manipur wedge-billed Babbler, Manipur, Fulvetta etc. Other then that there are some star birds like Blyth’s Tragopan, Sclater’s Monal, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Beautiful Nuthatch, Himalayan Wood Owl etc. There are many other common birds which are easy to see.

4

Day 7

Day 7, 5th April- Drive to Tinsukia in Assam. En-route birding. Accommodation in hotel at Tinsukia.
Today we will start driving a same way back to Assam. Our whole day will be birding on lower part of Mishmi hill, trying to pick up the birds that we may have missed earlier. Overnight stay will be in hotel at Tinsukia.

5

Day 8

Day 8, 6th April- Early morning drive to Dehing patkai forest. Full day birding. Back to hotel in the evening. Today we will head out early morning for Dehing Patkai forest for a whole day of birding. It is about 2 hrs of drive to reach there. Here we will look for White-winged Duck, Red-headed Trogon, Sultan Tit, Pale-capped Pigeon etc. We shall drive back to hotel in the evening.

5

Day 9

Day 9, 7th April- Morning drive to to Dibrughar airport. 2 hrs of drive. End of the tour.

9 days 8 nights
Pick up: Dibrughar airport
Drop on: Dibrughar airport


Birding Trip to Eaglenest, Sela Pass & Mandala

Destination: Birding Trip to Eaglenest, Sela Pass & Mandala
Group Lead By: Aditya Chavan (08888882962)
Date: 12 April - 21 April

Itinerary:

1

Day 1

Arrive at Guwhati airport and then transfer to Nameri eco camp in 5 hrs. If the time permits (depending on your flight arrival time) we can visit dumping sight for Greater Adjutant Stork or else we will bird around Eco camp in the evening.

2

Day 2

Early morning drive to Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh. Accommodation in Hotel. 6 hrs drive. We will have breakfast and lunch on the way. We shall make regular stop along the way for birding. Expected species of bird may be Rufous-necked Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Himilayan Cutia and many more.

3

Day 3, 4

Two full days birding around Sela pass and Mandala road.
For birding in Sela pass, we need to get up very early morning and drive 3 hrs to get to the pass at early light. Breakfast and lunch will be packed. Look for Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Snow Pigeon, Grandala, Fire-tailed Myzornis etc.

4

Day 5

Morning breakfast and drive to Lama camp in Eaglenest in 4 hrs. Accommodation in tented camp.
Today we shall drive to Lama camp and after lunch at camp we go out for birding, with specialfocus on Bugun Liocichla.

5

Day 6

Morning birding around Lama Camp, later drive to Bompu camp. Accommodation in tent at Bompu camp. Our main quest will be finding Bugun Liocichla today. Apart from this we can look for Ward’s Trogon, Cutia, Shrike Babblers and Laughingthrushes etc.

5

Day 7, 8

Two full days of birding around Bompu camp Bompu camp is one of the important area in Eaglenest which has divers types of habitat which attracts vast diversities of the bird species. We shall go down towards Sesney and Khelong and come back to camp by evening.

5

Day 9

Morning birding around Bompu camp, later drive to Nameri. Today is our last day of birding in Eaglenest. We shall bird aroung Bompu camp a whole morning and later drive back to Nameri.

5

Day 10

Morning birding around Nameri and later drive to Guwhati airport. Journey from Nameri to Guwhati airport is about 6 hrs and therefore we shall move for airport keeping our departure time in mind.


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