Birds Watching Tour :
From Arabian Sea in South to Khunjerab Pass in North, Pakistan offer unique birds variety which is the Specialties of their particular region.
Birds sites near Karachi include Cape Monze (white tailed Lapwing, Sooty Gull, Variable Wheatear), Korangi Greek (shore birds including Great Knot) Birds sites near Islamabad include Rawal Lake to the southeast of the city (Cinnamon Bittern (April to September) on north side, Great Thick-knee and Small Pratincole at the eastern end) and the Maragalla Hill on the northern edge of the city. The vegetated ravines and remnant pine forest here support Kalij Phesant, Blue throated Barbet, Indian Pitta (May to September), Chestnut Thrush (November to March), Golden Bush-Robin, Variegated Laughinthrush, Black-chinned Babbler, Rufous-breasted (November to March), and Black-throated (November to March), Accentors and Chestnut-breasted Bunting.
Bird’s sites in Murree include Nathiagali National Park. The old hill station situated at 2291m 60km northeast of Islamabad, support a few west Himalayan specialities including Black-headed Jay and Black-and-yellow Grosbeak. The birds we watch during our recent trip includes Great Barbet, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Himalayan Woodpecker, Gold-billed Magpie, Black-headed Jay, Raven, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Black-crested Tit, Green-backed Tit, Black-throated Tit, Asian House-Martin, Variegated Laughingthrush, Eurasian Blackbird, Blue-headed Redstart, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Verditer Flycatcher, Indian Blue Robin and Russet Sparrow.
Palas Valley – The temperate forest in this high valley supports around 325 pairs of the very rare and beautiful Western Tragopan, along with a number of other west Himalayan specialties such as Black-headed Jay, Tytler’s Leaf-Warbler, Orange Bullfinch, and Black and yellow Grosbeak. Seeing these birds and the many others involve obtaining a permit in advance and organizing a camping trek which at lasts at least ten days during May, when the cat-like call of the tragopan can be heard at dawn. Many of the birds listed are only present during the summer (May till September).
Other birds watching sites includes Northwest Frontier Province, where black-throated Accentor has been recorded in winter at the 2700m Lowari Pass. The 805 km long Karakoram Highway, Neelam Valley, Kaghan Valley enables access to some superb birding sites.
We also run a program called Indus Boating (December till Feb) during this journey you will see the ancient civilian lives, historical sights and old villages. Besides all these attractions river Indus during winter is a naturally protected sanctuary for migrating birds like Cormorants, Shags, Egrets, Herons, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Bustard – Quails, Cranes, Terns, Kingfishers, Blue Indian Rullers, Woodpeckers, and other important feature are Turtles and one and only one in the World and main the attraction of this journey is the blind Indus Dolphin.
||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
|Location||Gilgit – Baltistan, Pakistan|