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BIRDING IN THE DRAGON
Tshering Namdru (Six longevtiy of Life)
Experience nature and bird watching in the quality birdlife and healthy natural habitats of Bhutan's carbon-negative environment.
Reverence for birds and nature
People coexisting with birds and nature is a way of life. Unlike some places in the region, people in Bhutan do not kill or hunt birds, and they are easy to sight.
Birds, animals, forests embody interdependence, harmony and longevity of life to the people.
Poeple respect all forms of life (Buddhism). They do not cut trees and avoid disturbing streams, rivers, lake, mountains out of fear from their ferocious deities (Bon practices).
Bird species in small area
745 species from 89 families exist today (July 2019) in a total land area of 38,394 sq.km.
Bird researchers and experts predict more bird counts as studies improve.
Primary forest for quality birdlife
The country has intact primary forest habitats of Eastern Himalaya due to low human population in the region (754,951 people in the country in 2017).
Currently the forest cover is 71% of the country's total area as against the constitutional requirement of 60% forest cover.
51% of country's total area is uninterrupted protected network of parks, reserve, sanctuaries and corridors for unhindered movement of wildlife.