Overview

Our short extension to Assam is a birding and wildlife tour that showcases Kaziranga National Park, arguably India’s most famous reserve, and Nameri National Park, one of the last areas where the highly endangered White-winged Duck can be observed. The vast swathe of swamps, grasslands and forests in Kaziranga support masses of large mammals, unrivaled anywhere else in Eurasia. The prehistoric Indian Rhinoceros is abundant and large numbers of wild Asian Buffalo, Asian Elephant and numerous deer including the rare Barasingha (Swamp Deer) can be seen. Predators include Tiger, Leopard and Dhole. The birding is equally superb and targets will include the endangered Greater Adjutant, White-winged Duck, Swamp Francolin and a variety of other exciting Asian specialties.

Tour Facts Top Birds
White-winged Duck, Greater Adjutant, Swamp Francolin, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Rosy Minivet, Pallas's and Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Greater & Indian Spotted Eagle, Pied Harrier, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Brown Fish Owl, Great & Wreathed Hornbill, Small Pratincole, Great Stone-curlew, Sand Lark
Top Mammals
Indian Rhinoceros, Hoolock Gibbon, Barasingha (Swamp Deer) & Hog Deer, Asian Elephant, Asian Buffalo, an outside chance for (Bengal) Tiger
Habitats Covered
mixed broad-leaved woodland, pastures, wetlands, rivers
Expected Climate
hot and tropical, some rain could be expected
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader, 9 - 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding walks, some long drives
Accommodation
good hotels and simple eco-camp
Ease of Birding
moderate with some difficult species
Number of Species Expected
230 - 260
Other Attractions
Assam mega-fauna
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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David Hoddinott is wonderful and a great leader.

David was an excellent leader with exceptional birding skills. He was very attentive and helpful in handling both the birding and the logistics. In addition to his birding and guiding skills, David is also very personable and easy to talk to. I would definitely go on another trip with him as a guide.

RBT has landed a rising young star in the bird guide business; his temperament is a hidden asset…yes, he knows the birds well, but the manner in which he carries out his day-to-day duties and responsibilities as leader in a foreign land instills confidence, calm and discipline, without losing focus or patience. We enjoyed traveling with him and will look to his future trips for our travel.

We had a wonderful trip with Rich Lindie and Stephan Lorenz, and we would certainly be happy to travel with either of them again. They were both excellent with the birds, had a great sense of humour, and were helpful and patient when individuals required extra assistance. In addition to the birding, we enjoyed a long list of mammals sighted in the various national parks. The accommodations and meals were also very good.

RBT guide, David Erterius, and local guide, Ansar Khan, were excellent! Their birding skills were off the charts, and were always mindful that all participants saw the bird whenever possible. They were a great team and always made sure that all went smoothly.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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