Located in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Eaglenest is Jewel of Indian birding within an area of 217 sq km. The altitude range of Eaglenest varies from 500 m to 3300 m. The range of elevation makes this place an extra ordinary place for birding. Eaglenest comprises a diverse habitat of great altitudinal range of semi-evergreen forest and tropical wet evergreen forest. In last few years, Eaglenest is rated as one of the best birding site in the world, with over 650 bird species in & surrounding forest of the sanctuary.
The birding in Eaglenest is not demanding. The unpaved road connects the whole sanctuary which makes it good excess to the entire altitudinal range. Eaglenest is a notified protected area with the surrounding population of Bugun and Sherdukpen tribe. For last one decade it has been a prime destination for bird watchers from all around the world. Eaglenest as a sanctuary got its main recognition after the discovery of new bird Bugun Liochicla in the year 2006.
Eaglenest is a Bio-Diversity hotspot. Other than great birding, the whole Eaglenest range is extremely rich for Mammals viz; Red Panda, Clouded Leopard, Asiatic Elephant, Tigers, Leopard variety of Squirrels, Wild Bison, Dhole, Arunachal Macaque, Capped Langur and different species of Wild Cats including Golden Cat, Marble Cat, Leopard Cat etc.
Eaglenest is also equally important for Butterflies / Moths / Frogs / Reptile scientist and lovers.
Few Important birds of Eaglenest are; Bugun liocichla, Ward's Trogon, Beautiful Nuthatch, Barwing, 7 species of Wren Babblers, 4 species of Shortwings, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, 3 species Trogopan's, many species of Laughing Thrush, Great/ Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill. ( Pls refer to Eaglenest bird list )
Arrival at Guwahati, Meet our Guide & driver, Later driver for 5-6 hrs to Bhalukpong, Check in at Hotel. If time permits than evening birding around Bhalukpong .O/N Hotel.
Early morning drive from Bhalukpong to Lama camp. enroute birding at Sessa orchid sanctuary. Evening arrival at Lama camp. O/N tents
Start early in morning looking for rare Bugun Liocichla & other specialties of the area. Have breakfast cam camp. Take packed lunch drive to Bompu camp . Full day birdng . O/N tents
Have early breakfast , full day birding till Khelong ( Edge of Sanctuary ), evening back to Bompu camp. O/N tents.
Early breakfast at camp, take your packed lunch , Full day birding till Sunderview & Eaglnest Pass. O/N tents.
This day we will go for full day birding till Sessni, Evening back at Bompu. O/N tents.
Early morning drive to Lama camp. Full day birding covering higher areas to eaglenest. O/N tents.
This is a long day, Start early birding around Lama camp & than drive for 9 hrs to Guwahati. End of trip.