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1. Mishmi Hills - Namdapha NP - Dibang WLS - Kamlang WLS - Talley Valley 

This birding circuit in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh is home to     Evergreen, sub-alpine, temperate cloud forests  

In the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary Four globally Vulnerable species have been recorded so far, the Red-breasted Hill-Partridge Arborophila mandellii, Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa (Singh 1994), Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii and Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri (Kaul et al. 1995). Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi, a Near Threatened and Restricted Range species, was also recorded in the area 

birding in northeast india

Some of the important Birding circuits in Northeast are given below :

Northeast India is one of the most important birding destinations in India. It can be called as a birder's paradise due to the sheer variety and number of the Avian population that inhabits this part of the world. The International Council for Bird Preservation now known as the Birdlife international identified the Assam plains and the Eastern Himalayas as an Endemic Bird Area (EBA). An Endemic Bird Area contains the habitats of restricted-range bird species which are endemic to that area. The region is particularly rich in restricted-range birds. This is because of a southward occurrence of the eastern Himalayan mountain range in comparison to other Himalayan ranges which has resulted in a distinctly different climate with warmer mean temperatures, not too extreme winters and a lot of rainfall. This has resulted in the occurrence of  51 Forest types in the region broadly classified into six major forest types viz., tropical moist deciduous forests, tropical semi evergreen forests, tropical wet evergreen forests, subtropical forests, temperate forests and alpine forests. Out of the 9 important vegetation types of India, 6 are found in the North Eastern region. This rich environment provides suitable habitat to a rich array of restricted range bird species including more than two critically endangered species, three endangered species and 14 vulnerable species of birds within this EBA. There are 24 Important Birding Areas(IBA) in the Assam Plains and 78 (IBA) within India in the Eastern Himalayas. 

There are around 950 species of birds in the state of Assam and around 906 in Arunachal Pradesh. 17 species of birds are endemic to Assam and include Manipur Bush Quail, Marsh Babbler, Snowy throated Babbler, Tawny breasted Wren Babbler, Blyth’s Tragopan, Beautiful Sibia, Grey sibia, Black breasted Parrotbill, Chestrunt breasted partridge, Rusty breasted shortwig etc. 45 species of birds from Assam find mention in the Indian Red Data Book and include white winged wood duck, Blyth’s Tragopan, Greater Adjutant, lesser Adjutant, Leser white fronted Goose, Merbled Teal, Beer’s Pochard, Palla’s Sea Eagle, Greater spotted Eagle, Green Peafowl, White rumped vulture, longbilled vulture etc. For example:  Black breasted parrot bill, Jerdons babbler, Marsh babbler, Pale capped pigeon, Crested serpent eagle, Giffon vulture, Grey headed fishing eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Spot billed pelican, Baers pochard, Lagre cormorant, Open bill stork, Large whistling teal, Grey leg goose, Black necked stork,  Greater crested grebe, Lesser adjutant stork, Grater adjutant stork, Great spoted eagle, White ramped vulture, Longo billed vulture, Black bellied term, Rufous necked hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Great pied hornbill, White necked stork, Brahminy duck, Pintail duck, White winged wood duck, Pallas fish eagle, Lesser adjutant stork, Baza, Bengal florican, Hornbill, Osprey (endangered), Ferruginous duck, Common pochard, Red crested pochard, Shoveller, Gargany, Wigeon. Gadwall, mallard, Spot billed duck, Grey leg goose, Bar headed goose, Indian vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Indian white-rumped vulture, Lesser white-fronted goose, Ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck, lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian openbill stork migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter,  Riverine birds (Blyth's kingfisher, White-bellied heron, Dalmatian pelican, Spot-billed pelican, Nordmann's greenshank, Black-bellied tern), Eastern imperial (Rare), Greater spotted, White-tailed, Pallas's fish eagle, Grey-headed fish eagle, lesser kestrel, Game birds (Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Pale-capped pigeon) great Indian hornbill,  wreathed hornbill, Old World babblers (Jerdon’s and marsh babblers), weaver birds (common baya weaver, threatened Finn's weavers), Thrushes  (Hodgson's bushchat),  Old World warblers (bristled grassbird),  Black-breasted parrotbill, Rufous-vented prinia (Threatened), Swamp patridge, peafowl, Hill myna, Spot billed pelican, White pelican,