The main purpose of this short extension is to visit Tansa Forest where we shall search for the recently rediscovered Forest Owlet. Long feared extinct, it was rediscovered in 1997 and has since been found in a handful of areas of central India. It was very recently found in this forest, which now offers the most accessible viewing of this species. In addition to this fascinating diurnal owl, we can look for a few other specialties which may include the very localized Vigors’s Sunbird, along with possibilities for Malabar Trogon, Mottled Wood Owl and Jerdon’s Leafbird amongst many others in this lush deciduous forest.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Forest Owlet, Vigors's Sunbird, Jungle Bush Quail, Red Spurfowl, White-eyed Buzzard, Ultramarine & Tickell’s Blue Flycatchers, Jerdon’s & Golden-fronted Leafbirds, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Trogon, Indian Golden & Black-hooded Oriole, Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Mottled Wood Owl, Jungle Owlet, Indian Scops Owl, Indian, Jungle & Savanna Nightjars.
Habitats Covered
deciduous woodland
Expected Climate
warm to hot, with cooler nights
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging
Photographic Opportunities
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Clayton was friendly, informative and fun.... Very athletic and cheerful. Find him to be a wonderful guide.

The Andaman Islands were a first for RockJumper and a first for David Hoddinott. It was an incredible experience and also exciting to share the first of all new endemics  with David .

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.

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.

I thought David was an excellent guide. He certainly knows his birds and was very passionate and I also found him to be very keen to discuss birds and pass on knowledge; I enjoyed being able to share his passion. I also found him to be friendly and I had the impression that he was always trying to make sure that the group was generally satisfied. He was certainly very thorough at making sure that everybody had seen all the birds.

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