Month : December 2014.
By : Renate Radloff-Grass & Ralf Herene
Country : Germany
1st: I enjoyed refer you for a trip to Birding areas of Northeastern India!!
2nd: Our trip in December/January 2014/15 to Arunachal Pradesh and Kaziranga NP (Assam) was fantastic. Although sometimes very cold during the nights in the higher mountain-areas we felt very good! Days where sunny and we could make many sightings of beautiful birds and lots of other animals (including one Tiger at Kaziranga). The organisation of Gaurav Kataria was perfect. We always get any informations we needed, the recommended Tour-Plan was excellent and every Email was responded immediately!
Our Tour-Guide - Lobsang Tsering was very friendly and very competent. He has a good knowledge of the birds - especially the voices. And very special knowledge about the really difficult warblers!! So we got nearly every bird we wished to see! Only some birds, difficult to see in wintertime we didn't get.
Also we had a very good driver!
We started at Guwahati and then went to Nameri Eco Camp. The next destination was Lama Camp and Bomphu Camp (Eaglenest). What a fantastic area! It's a fortune, that's no mory military is there and nature can develop. And it's a fantastic place to visit!!
Then we went to Dirang. From there we visited Shangti Valley and Sela Pass before we went to Mandala. There we stayed for 3 nights!
After that we visited Kaziranga NP with its Rhinos and many other animals.
In total I could get 351 Species of birds - 131 of them where new for me!
Three weeks in total we've been in India and I'm shure I'll visit again that beautiful country.
That's we could see/hear:
Sun 21.12.2014 / Guwahati Dumping Ground + Nameri Eco Lodge
Mon 22.12.2014 / Nameri Morning
Tue 23.12.2014 / Drive to Lama Camp
Road to the Border of Arunachal Pradesh
Wed 24.12.2014 / Lama Camp
Thu 25.12.2014 / Going to Bomphu Camp
Fri 26.12.2014 / Eaglenest 1 - from Camp (1700 m) to 1200 m
Sat 27.12.2014 / Eaglenest 2 from 1200 m to 800 m
Sun 28.12.2014 / Eaglenest 3 - 1200 m - 1700 m
Eaglenest 3 - 2000 m - 1700 m
Mon 29.12.2014 (9a - Eaglenest Pass / 9b - Lama Camp / 9c - Shangti Valley)
Tue 30.12.2014 (10a - Sela Pass / 10b - Mandala)
Wed 31.12.2014 / Mandala
Thu 01.01.2015 (12a - Road to Kaziranga / 12b - Kaziranga)
Fri 02.01.2015 (13a - Central Range / 13b - Western Range)
Sat 03.01.2014 (14a - Eastern Zone / 14b - Central Zone / 14c - Lodge)
Sun 04.01.2015 (15a - Kaziranga - Western Zone / 15b - Tea-Garden)
Mon 05.01.2015 (16a - Jorhat - Swamp / 16b - Gibbon Sanctuary / 16c - Kaziranga - Eastern Zone)
Tue 06.01.2015 (17a - Tea - Garden / 17b - Central Zone / 17c - Tea - Garden)
Wed 07.01.2015 (18a - Lodge / 18b - Deepor Beel)
When I was back at home and checked my pictures from Deepor Beel I noticed two flying ducks! And That where two Falcated Ducks! An absolutely Highlight for me!!!!!!!
Mammals and other animals we have seen: