Birding at Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh

About Mishmi Hills

Mishmi Hills are on the Northeastern tip of India, in central Arunachal Pradesh and are a southward extension of the Great Himalayan ranges and its northern and eastern parts touch China. These hills are divided into 2 sections – the flood plains of tributaries of Brahmaputra river and the Arunachal Himalayas consisting of snow-capped mountains, lower Himalayan ranges and Shivalik ranges. This hilly area falls in the Dibang valley and is characterised by steeply sloping landform, sub-tropical evergreen forest and high rainfall.

With around 6000 species plant species, 100 mammals and over 600 bird species, Mishmi is a heaven for nature lovers. Some of the highlight bird species at Mishmi consist Sclater’s monal, Blyth’s Tragopan, Temminck’s Tragopan, chestnut-breasted partridge, Ward’s trogon, Red-headed Trogon Dark-sided thrush, Green Cochua, Purple Cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould’s shortwing, Beautiful Nuthatch, Mishmi Wren-babbler, Chevron-breasted Babbler Fire-tailed myzornis, 3-4 parrotbill species, Grey-headed bullfinch and so on.


Suggested Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick from dibrugarh airport and transfer to Mishmi Hills. Birding at Maguri Beel. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 2: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Mayodiya Pass. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 3: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Tiwarigaon. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 4: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Hunli. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 5: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Tiwarigaon and transfer to Tinsukia. Consolidation of entire bird list for the tour. Overnight at Tinsukia.

Day 6: Morning session at Maguri Beel. Check out from Tinsukia and proceed to Dibrugarh airport.

There might be variations in itinerary based on the local weather conditions and inputs from our local experts at Mishmi hills.

Note: The Stay at Forest lodge in Mishmi Hills will be on Twin sharing with very basic amenities. We shall only have 2 hrs of electricity supply, primarily to charge our camera batteries and mobile phones. The mobile network connectivity will also be limited.

Note that this is a sample itinerary and can be customized as per your requirements. Please use the form below to let us know about your requirements and we shall get back to you with an updated itinerary along with a tentative cost.


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