Waking up to the sound of birdsong is a rare pleasure, but in North East India, you’ll enjoy the tuneful dawn chorus of innumerable birds. In the forests, From lowland rainforests to alpine tundra, from swamps to fast flowing rivers, from urban buildings to cultivation, birds are everywhere you can spot countless species of bird, many unique to North East.
North East is the ideal destination for bird-watching enthusiasts. North East India lies at the junction of the Eastern Himalayas biodiversity hotspot and the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. It is home to a wide variety of habitats and elevation zones and as such, holds the highest diversity of birds in the entire oriental region. In this, if one were to draw a straight line transect anywhere in the region from the lowlands to the highest ridges, it would yield well over 800 bird species, which is comparable to the best transects in the world 800 bird species you might come into close contact with even the shyest of species. Visit Deepor Beel in the Guwahati, Which is home for 219 species of birds including more than 70 migratory species are reported in the beel area. where you’ll spot Pallas’ sea eagle and, Siberian crane and the giant Spot-billed pelican, as well as plentiful colonies of flamingos making a bold splash of color on the landscape.
We guarantee you’ll swoon at the cuteness of alpine tundra in the Himalayan ranges of Sikkim and Arunachal, and be awestruck by the legendary Hornbill soaring gracefully through the skies over the Nagaland being its State Bird.
Different kind of Habitants found in North East India for Birds
Savannah and Grassland
The following list of north-east Indian grassland rarities are highly sought after by birdwatchers: Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Marsh Babbler, Slender-billed Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Swamp Prinia, Rufous-rumped Grassbird, Bristled Grassbird, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Finn’s Weaver.
Places where the sightings are spotted
Kaziranga, Jamjing – Dibru Saikhowa – Kobo – Amarpur – D’Ering, Manas, Orang – Burachapori – Laokhowa
Montane grassland & scrub
Manipur Bush Quail of the nominate form P. m. manipurensis might still occur in this habitat. This form of grassland is common in Nagaland, Manipur, and Lohit Valley of Arunachal Pradesh and in the Dima Hasao district of Assam. Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler are fairly common in this habitat in suitable elevations. Similarly, the much wanted near-endemic Yellow-throated Laughingthrush might make an appearance in grassy scrub
All major wetlands in North East India are located in the plains of Assam with the exception of Loktak Lake in the Manipur Valley. It is very easy to find over 100 bird species in a day in any major wetland in the floodplains. Maguri-Motapung Beel near Dibru-Saikhowa NP, Sohola Beel in Kaziranga NP, Deepor Beel & Tamuliduba Beel (Pobitora WLS) in Guwahati and Loktak Lake in Manipur are the most productive wetlands that are easily accessible for birdwatching in North East India.
Rivers & Streams
Forktails (Little, White-crowned, Spotted, Slaty-backed) and redstarts may be found on the exposed stones and silt patches, while wren-babblers may be found in ground-hugging vegetation. At higher elevations, Brown and White-throated Dippers are characteristic species of this habitat. Marshy areas on the sides of these rivers might hold Long-billed Plover.
SO If you are Bird Lover You can’t Get over from the sightings so before they extinct have a look and refresh your minds