Northeast

The Birder’s Paradise

Northeast is the birder’s paradise. As of now total bird species count in India is 1314, out of which Northeast India supports some of the highest bird diversities in the Orient, with about 850  species. The population and diversity of the region’s birds largely reflects the diversity of habitats associated with a wide altitudinal range. The Eastern Himalaya and the Assam plains have been identified as an Endemic Bird Area by the Royal Society for Protection of Birds. The global distribution of 24 restricted-range species is limited to this region. The region’s lowland and montane moist-to-wet tropical evergreen forests are considered to be the northernmost limit of true tropical rainforests in the world. WWF has identified the following priority eco-regions in North-East India: Brahmaputra Valley Semi Evergreen Forests, Eastern Himalayan Broadleaved Forests, Eastern Himalayan Sub-alpine Coniferous Forests, India–Myanmar Pine Forests.

Two major birding areas in northeast are Mishmi Hills and Eaglenest Wildlife sanctuary. These two sites are like Mecca for Birders. Contact us for a memorable trip to these sites.

Mishmi Hills

Mishmi Hills is a very popular birding area but less known to the people outside of the northeast. There are about 680 bird species in this region. Some of them are Sclater’s monal, Blyth’s and Temminck’s tragopan, Chestnut-breasted partridge, Rufous-necked hornbill, Pale-capped pigeon, Ward’s trogon, Dark-sided thrush, Green and Purple cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould’s shortwing, Beautiful nuthatch, Rusty-throated and Wedge-billed wren babbler, Fire-tailed myzornis, at least four parrotbill species, Black-headed greenfinch, Scarlet finch and Grey-headed bullfinch.

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Eaglenest is well known as a major birding area. It is home to at least 454 species of birds including 3 cormorants, 5 herons, Black stork, Oriental white (black-headed) ibis, 4 ducks, 20 hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and vultures, 3 falcons, 10 pheasants, junglefowl, quail, and peafowl, black-necked crane, 3 rails, 6 plovers, dotterels, and lapwings, 7 waders, ibisbill, stone-curlew (Eurasian thick-knee), small pratincole, 2 gulls, 14 pigeons, 3 parrots, 15 cukoos, 10 owls, 2 nightjars, 4 swifts, 2 trogons, 7 kingfishers, 2 bee-eaters, 2 rollers, hoopoes, 4 hornbills, 6 barbets, 14 woodpeckers, 2 broadbills, 2 pittas, 2 larks, 6 martins, 7 wagtails, 9 shrikes, 9 bulbuls, 4 fairy-bluebirds, 3 shrike, brown dipper, 3 accentors, 46 thrushes, 65 Old World flycatchers, 6 parrotbills, 31 warblers, 25 flycatchers, 10 tits, 5 nuthatches, 3 treecreepers, 5 flowerpeckers, 8 sunbirds, Oriental white-eye, 3 bunting, 14 finches, 2 munia, 3 sparrows, 5 starlings, 2 orioles, 7 drongos, ashy woodswallow and 9 jays. The sanctuary has the distinction of having three tragopan species, perhaps unique in India.

Other Birding areas of North-east are listed below

Assam: Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park , Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas National Park ,Nameri National Park , Orang National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park , Dehing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Digboi Oil Fields, Majuli Island. Arunachal Pradesh: Namdhapha Tiger Reserve, Eagles Nest and Sessa Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang and Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary(Mishmi Hills), Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang-Sangti Valley-Sela-Mandala, Yinkiyong, D’ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Mouling National Park. Meghalaya : Shillong, Cherrapunjee. Manipur: Shiroi Community Forest. Nagaland: Khonoma Tragopan Sanctuary. Mizoram: Blue Mountain National Park. Tripura :Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary ,The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary.

The consolidated bird list of North-east India

Snow Partridge Northern Goshawk Rufous vented Tit Fulvous Parrotbill
Tibetan Partridge Marsh Sandpiper Coal Tit Black throated Parrotbill
Mountain bambo Partridge Green Sandpiper Yellow browed Tit Grey Headed Parrotbill
Hill Partridge Wood Sandpiper Fire Capped Tit Lesser Rufous headed Parrotbill
Rufous throated Partridge Common Sandpiper Black throated Tit Greater Rufous headed Parrotbill
White Cheeked Partridge Little Stint Rufous Fronted Tit Brown Parrotbill
Chestnut Breasted Partridge Temminck’s Stint Plain Martin Great Parrotbill
Buff-throated Partridge Oriental Pratincole Sand Martin Yellow eyed Babbler
Tibetan Snowcock Small Pratincole Asian House Martin Jerdon’s Babbler
Black Francolin Pallas’s Gull Nepal House Martin White hooded Babbler
Chinese Francolin Brown Headed Gull Eurasian Crag Martin Fire Tailed Myzornis
Grey Francolin Black Headed Gull Wire tailed Swallow Oriental White eye
Swamp Francolin River Tern Barn Swallow Goldcrest
Common Quail Black Bellied Tern Red Rumped Swallow Winter Wren
Japanese Quail Whiskered Tern Striated Swallow White throated Dipper
Rain Quail Common Pigeon Bengal Bushlark Brown Dipper
King Quail Hill Pigeon Greater Short toed Lark Chestnut vented Nuthatch
Jungle Bush Quail Snow Pigeon Sand Lark Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
Manipur Bush Quail Pale capped Pigeon Oriental Skylark White tailed Nuthatch
Himalayan Quail Speckled Wood Pigeon Crested Finchbill Beautiful Nuthatch
Yellow legged Button Quail Ashy Wood Pigeon Striated Bulbul White cheeked Nuthatch
Barred Button Quail Green Imperial Pigeon Himalayan Bulbul Velvet fronted Nuthatch
Blood Pheasant Mountain Imperial Pigeon Black headed Bulbul Wallcreeper
Kalij Pheasant Orange Brested Green Pigeon Black crested Bulbul Rusty flanked Treecreeper
Mrs Hume’s Pheasant Ashy headed Green Pigeon Red Whiskered Bulbul Brown throated Treecreeper
Grey Peacock Pheasant Thick billed Green Pigeon Red vented Bulbul Hume’s Treecreeper
Satyr Tragopan Yellow footed Green Pigeon Flavescent Bulbul Bar-tailed Treecreeper
Blyth’s Tragopan Pin tailed Green Pigeon White throated Bulbul Asian Glossy Starling
Temminck’s Tragopan Wedge tailed Green Pigeon Olive Bulbul Spot winged Starling
Himalayan Monal Barred Cuckoo Dove Ashy Bulbul Golden crested Myna
Sclater’s Monal Oriental Turtle Dove Mountain Bulbul Common hill Myna
Red Junglefowl Eurasian Collared Dove Black Bulbul Great Myna
Grey Junglefowl Red Collared Dove Swamp Prinia Jungle Myna
Indian Peafowl Spotted Dove Striated Prinia Collared Myna
Green Peafowl Laughing Dove Black throated Prinia Bank Myna
Fulvous Whistling duck Emerald Dove Hill Prinia Common Myna
Lesser Whistling duck Vernal Hanging Parrot Rufescent Prinia Asian Pied Starling
Knob Billed Duck Alexandrine Parakeet Grey breasted Prinia Chestnut tailed Starling
Common Shelduck Grey Headed Parakeet Graceful Prinia Brahminy Starling
Ruddy Shelduck Rose ringed Parakeet Yellow Bellied Prinia Common Starling
White Winged Duck Blossom headed Parakeet Ashy Prinia Blue Whistling Thrush
Falcated Duck Red Brested Parakeet Plain Prinia Orange headed Thrush
Indian Spot billed duck Jacobin Cuckoo Grey crowned Prinia Siberian Thrush
Ferruginous Duck Chestnut winged Cuckoo Zitting Cisticola Plain Back Thrush
Tufted Duck Large Hawk Cuckoo Golden headed Cisticola Long Tailed Thrush
Pink Headed Duck Common Hawk Cuckoo Mountain Tailorbird Scaly Thrush
Mandarin Duck Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo Common Tailorbird Long billed Thrush
Marbled Duck Indian Cuckoo Dark necked Tailorbird Dark Sided Thrush
Greylag Goose Eurasian Cuckoo Striated Grassbird White collared Blackbird
Greater white fronted goose Himalayan Cuckoo Rufous Rumped Grassbird Grey winged Blackbird
Lesser White fronted goose Lesser Cuckoo Pale footed Bush Warbler Tibetan Blackbird
Bar Headed Goose Banded Bay Cuckoo Brown flanked Bush Warbler Tickell’s Thrush
Cotton pygmy goose Grey Bellied Cuckoo Chestnut Crowned Bush Warbler Black breasted Thrush
Gadwall Plaintive Cuckoo Aberrant Bush Warbler Chestnut Thrush
Eurasian Wigeon Asian Emerald Cuckoo Hume’s Bush Warbler Grey Sided Thrush
Mallard Violet Cuckoo Grey Sided Bush Warbler Eyebrowed Thrush
Northern Shoveler Drongo Cuckoo Spotted Bush Warbler Red throated Thrush
Northern Pintail Asian Koel Chinese Bush Warbler Black throated Thrush
Garganey Green Billed Malkoha Brown Bush Warbler Dusky Thrush
Baikal Teal Greater Coucal Russet Bush Warbler Purple Cochoa
Common teal Lesser Coucal Rusty Rumped Warbler Green Cochoa
Red crested pochard Barn Owl Thick billed Warbler Gould’s Shortwing
Common Pochard Short eared Owl Oriental Reed Warbler Rusty bellied Shortwing
Baer’s Pochard Mountain Scops Owl Clamorous Reed Warbler White browed Shortwing
Common Goldeneye Collared Scops Owl Black Browed reed Warbler Lesser Shortwing
Goosander Oriental Scops Owl Blunt Winged Warbler Bluethroat
Little Grebe Collared Owlet Paddyfield Warbler Siberian Rubythroat
Great Crested Grebe Asian Barred Owlet Blyth’s Reed Warbler White tailed Rubythroat
Black-necked Grebe Jungle Owlet Chestnut headed Tesia Firethroat
Painted Stork Spotted Owlet Slaty bellied Tesia Indian Blue Robin
Asian Openbill Stork Spot bellied Eagle Owl Grey bellied Tesia White browed Bush Robin
Black Stork Dusky Eagle Owl Common Chiffchaff Rufous breasted Bush Robin
Woolly necked Stork Brown Fish owl Dusky Warbler Himalayan Bluetail
White Stork Tawny Fish Owl Smoky Warbler Golden Bush Robin
Black necked stork Brown Wood Owl Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Oriental Magpie Robin
Lesser Adjutant Himalayan Wood Owl Buff barred Warbler White-rumped Shama
Greater Adjutant Brown Hawk Owl Lemon Rumped Warbler White-throated Redstart
Black Headed Ibis Grass Owl Ashy throated Warbler White-bellied Redstart
Red naped Ibis Oriental Bay Owl Yellow browed Warbler Plumbeous Water Redstart
Glossy Ibis Buffy Fish Owl Mandelli’s Leaf Warbler White-capped Redstart
Eurasian Spoonbill Little Owl Greenish Warbler Black Redstart
Yellow Bittern Hodgson’s Frogmouth Large billed leaf Warbler Hodgson’s Redstart
Cinnamon Bittern Great Eared nightjar Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Daurian Redstart
Black bittern Grey nightjar Yellow vented Warbler Blue-fronted Redstart
Great Bittern Large tailed nightjar Rufous faced Warbler White-tailed Robin
Striated Heron Savanna Nightjar Black faced Warbler Blue-fronted Robin
Black crowned Night Heron Himalayan Swiftlet Yellow belied Warbler Little Forktail
Malayan Night Heron Asian Palm Swift Broad billed Warbler Black-backed Forktail
Indian Pond Heron Fork tailed Swift White spectacled Warbler Slaty-backed Forktail
Chinese Pond Heron House Swift Whistler’s Warbler White-crowned Forktail
Grey Heron White throated Needletail Grey Crowned Warbler Spotted Forktail
White Bellied Heron Silver backed Needletail Gey Hooded Warbler Grandala
Goliath Heron Brown Backed Needletail Grey cheeked Warbler Hodgson’s Bushchat
Purple Heron Common Hoopoe Chestnut crowned Warbler Common Stonechat
Cattle Egret Red headed Trogon Spot throated Babbler White-tailed Stonechat
Great Egret Ward’s Trogon Marsh Babbler Pied Bushchat
Intermediate Egret Indian Roller Puff throated Babbler Jerdon’s Bushchat
Little Egret Dollarbird Buff breasted Babbler Grey Bushchat
Great white Pelican Stork billed Kingfisher Abbott’s Babbler Blue Rock Thrush
Spot billed Pelican Ruddy Kingfisher Streaked wren Babbler Blue-capped Rock Thrush
Darter White throated Kingfisher Eyebrowed Wren Babbler Chesbiut-bellied Rock Thrush
Little Cormorant Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Scaly breasted Wren Babbler Dark-sided Flycatcher
Indian Cormorant Blue Eared Kingfisher Pygmy Wren Babbler Asian Bmwn Flycatcher
Great Cormorant Common Kingfisher Rufous throated Wren Babbler Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Collared Falconet Blyth’s Kingfisher Rusty throated Wren Babbler Ferruginous Flycatcher
Pied Falconet Crested Kingfisher Bar winged Wren Babbler Slaty-backed Flycatcher
Common Kestrel Pied Kingfisher Spotted Wren Babbler Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Merlin Black-capped Kingfisher Long Tailed Wren Babbler Taiga Flycatcher
Red necked Falcon Blue Beared Bee eater Grey bellied Wren Babbler White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Amur Falcon Green Bee eater Chin Hills Wren Babbler Snowy-brewed Flycatcher
Laggar Falcon Blue tailed Bee eater Tawny breasted Wren Babbler Little Pied Flycatcher
Peregrine Falcon Chestnut headed Bee eater Long Billed Wren Babbler Ultramarine Flycatcher
Eurasian Hobby Indian Grey Hornbill Himalayan Wedge billed Babbler Slaty-blue Flycatcher
Oriental Hobby Oriental Pied Hornbill Manipur Wedge billed Babbler Sapphire Flycatcher
Jerdon’s Baza Brown Hornbill Pin striped Tit Babbler Verditer Flycatcher
Black Baza Great Hornbill Chestnut capped Babbler Pale Blue Flycatcher
Black Winged Kite Rufous Necked Hornbill Rufous fronted Babbler Large Blue Flycatcher
Black Kite Wreathed Hornbill Rufous capped Babbler Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
Black eared Kite Great Barbet Golden Babbler White-tailed Flycatcher
Brahminy Kite Lineated Barbet Grey Throated Babbler Pale-chinned Flycatcher
Osprey Golden throated Barbet Snowy throated Babbler Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher
Pallas’s Fish Eagle Blue throated Barbet Lagrge Scimitar Babbler Rufous-bellied Niltava
Lesser Fish Eagle Blue eared Barbet Spot breasted Scimitar Babbler Vivid Niltava
Grey Headed Fish Eagle Coppersmith Barbet Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler Large Niltava
Black Eagle Yellow Rumped Honeyguide White browed Scimitar Babbler Small Niltava
Short toed Snake Eagle Eurasian Wryneck Streak breasted Scimitar Babbler Pygmy Blue Flycatcher
Crested Serpent Eagle White Browed Piculet Red billed Scimitar Babbler Asian Fairy Bluebird
Indian Spotted Eagle Speckled Piculet Coral billed Scimitar Babbler Blue-winged Leafbird
Greater Spotted Eagle Heart spotted Woodpecker Slender billed Scimitar Babbler Golden-fronted Leafbird
Steppe Eagle Pale headed Woodpecker Chinese Babax Orange-bellied Leafbird
Bonelli’s Eagle Rufous Woodpecker Slender billed Babbler Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Booted Eagle Bay Woodpecker Striated Babbler Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Rufous bellied Eagle Great Slaty Woodpecker Large Grey Babbler Plain Flowerpecker
Crested Hawk Eagle Rufous bellied Woodpecker Jungle Babbler Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Changeable Hawk Eagle Grey capped Pygmy Woodpecker White throated Laughingthrush Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Mountain Hawk Eagle Fulvous breasted Woodpecker White crested Laughingthrush Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Oriental Honey Buzzard Stripe breasted Woodpecker Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
White eyed Buzzard Crimson breasted Woodpecker Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker
Long legged Buzzard Darjeeling Woodpecker Striated Laughingthrush Ruby-cheecked Sunbird
Common Buzzard Great spotted Woodpecker Chestnut backed Laughingthrush Purple-throated Sunbird
Bearded Vulture Streak throated Woodpecker Yellow throated Laughingthrush Purple Sunbird
Egyptian Vulture Grey headed Woodpecker Rufous vented Laughingthrush Mrs Gould’s Sunbird
White Rumped Vulture Lesser Yellownape Moustached Laughingthrush Green-tailed Sunbird
Slender Billed Vulture Greater Yellownape Rufous chinned Laughingthrush Black-throated Sunbird
Himalayan Vulture Himalayan Goldenback Grey Sided Laughingthrush Crimson Sunbird
Griffon Vulture Lesser Goldenback Spotted Laughingthrush Fire-tailed Sunbird
Red Headed Vulture Greater Goldenback Rufous necked Laughingthrush Little Spiderhunter
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Common Goldenback Spot breasted Laughingthrush Streaked Spiderhunter
Eastern Marsh Harrier Long tailed Broadbill White browed Laughingthrush House Sparrow
Pied Harrier Silver breasted Broadbill Bhutan Laughingthrush Russet Sparrow
Hen Harrier Blue Pitta Striped Laughingthrush Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Pallid Harrier Blue naped Pitta Brown Capped Laughingthrush Black-breasted Weaver
Crested Goshawk Hooded Pitta Blue winged Laughingthrush Streaked Weaver
Shikra Indian Pitta Scaly Laughingthrush Baya Weaver
Besra Large Woodshrike Black faced Laughingthrush Finn’s Weaver
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Common Woodshrike Chestnut crowned Laughingthrush Red Avadavat
Bengal Florican Ashy Woodswallow Assam Laughingthrush White-rumped Munia
Slaty legged crake Lagrge cuckooshrike Rusty fronted Barwing Scaly-breasted Munia
Black tailed Crake Blackwinged Cuckooshrike Horary Throated Barwing Chestnut Munia
Ruddy breasted Crake Barwined Flycatcher Shrike Streak throated Barwing Alpine Accentor
Brown Crake Common Iora Red faced Liocichla Rufous-breasted Accentor
Slaty breasted Rail Rosy Minivet Bugun Liocichla Yellow Wagtail
Brown cheeked Rail Small Minivet Silver eared Mesia Eastern Yellow Wagtail
White breasted Waterhen Grey chinned Minivet Red billed Leiothrix Citrine Wagtail
Watercock Long tailed Minivet Himalayan Cutia Forest Wagtail
Purple Swamphen Short billed Minivet Blue winged Siva Grey Wagtail
Common Moorhen Scarlet Minivet Bar throated Siva White Wagtail
Eurasian Coot Brown Shrike Red Tailed Minla White-brewed Wagtail
Common Crane Burmese Shrike Blue-winged Minla Richard’s Pipit
Sarus Crane Long tailed shrike Chestnut-tailed Minla Paddyfield Pipit
Eurasian Thick Knee Grey backed Shrike Black headed Shrike Babbler Blyth’s Pipit
Indian Thick knee Lesser Racket tailed Drongo White browed Shrike Babbler Tree Pipit
Great Thick Knee Greater racket tailed Drongo Gren Shrike Babbler Olive-backed Pipit
Pheasant tailed Jacana Spangled Drongo Black eared Shrike Babbler Rosy Pipit
Bronze Winged Jacana Black Drongo Chestnut fronted Shrike Babbler Common Chaffinch
Ibisbill Ashy Drongo Golden breasted Fulvetta Tibetan Serin
Common Merganser Crow billed Drongo Yellow throated Fulvetta Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
Black Winged Stilt Bronzed Drongo Rufous winged Fulvetta Plain Mountain Finch
Northern Lapwing Slender billed Oriole White browed Fulvetta Dark-breasted Rosefinch
River Lapwing Black hooded Oriole Brown throated Fulvetta Common Rosefinch
Grey Headed Lapwing Maroon Oriole Manipur Fulvetta Dark-rumped Rosefinch
Red wattled Lapwing Yellow bellied Fantail Rufous throated Fulvetta White-brewed Rosefinch
Pacific Golden Plover White throated fantail Rusty capped Fulvetta Red-fronted Rosefinch
Little Ringed Plover Asian paradise Flycatcher Brown cheeked Fulvetta Crimson-brewed Finch
Long billed Plover Black naped monarch Nepal Fulvetta Scarlet Finch
Kentish Plover Eurasian Jay Streak-throated Fulvetta Red Crossbill
Grey Plover Yellow billed Blue Magpie Rufous backed Sibia Brown Bullfinch
Lesser Sand Plover Red billed Blue magpie Rufous Sibia Red-headed Bullfinch
Greater painted Snipe Common green Magpie Grey Sibia Grey-headed Bullfinch
Jack Snipe Rufous Treepie Long tailed Sibia Collared Grosbeak
Solitary Snipe Grey Treepie Beautiful Sibia Spot-winged Grosbeak
Pin tailed Snipe Collared Treepie Striated Yuhina White-winged Grosbeak
Common Snipe Large billed Crow White naped Yuhina Golden-naped Finch
Wood Snipe Eastern Jungle Crow Whiskered Yuhina Crested Bunting
Swinhoe’s Snipe House Crow Stripe throated Yuhina Chestnut-eared Bunting
Eurasian Woodcock Red-billed Chough Rufous vented Yuhina Little Bunting
Ruff Spotted Nutcracker Black chinned Yuhina Yellow-breasted Bunting
Eastern Black tailed Godwit Great Tit White bellied Erpornis Chestnut Bunting
Eurasian Curlew Green Backed Tit Black breasted Parrotbill Black-faced Bunting
Common Redshank Yellow Cheeked Tit Spot Breasted Parrotbill Tristram’s bunting
Common Greenshank Sultan Tit

Important Bird Areas in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Chaglagaum–Denning–Walong Unprotected Admin region Lohit Coordinates 27°50’N 96°50’E Altitude 1,000–5,000 m Area 200,000 ha Habitats Forest, Shrubland Threatened species Wood snipe, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Snowy-throated babbler, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Chayang Tajo–Khenewa–Lada Unprotected Admin region East Kameng Coordinates 27°36’N 93°5’E Altitude 1,000–5,000 m Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut- breasted partridge, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Beautiful nuthatch
  • D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region East Siang Coordinates 27°56’N 95°27’E Altitude 150 m Area 19,000 ha Habitats Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Pallas’s fish eagle, Greater spotted eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Indian skimmer, Jerdon’s babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Dibang Reserve Forest and adjacent areas Unprotected Admin region Lower Dibang Valley Coordinates 28°6’N 95°38’E Altitude 100–400 m Area 20,200 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Upper Dibang Valley Coordinates 29°16’N 96°12’E Altitude 2,000–5,356 m Area 414,900 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Sclater’s monal, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Ditchu Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region Lohit Coordinates 28°12’N 97°21’E Altitude 1,100–3,800 m Area 179,200 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Snowy-throated babbler, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries Protected Admin region West Kameng Coordinates 27°9’N 92°22’E Altitude 200–3,200 m Area 31,700 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Marsh babbler, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Papumpare Coordinates 27°6’N 93°30’E Altitude 250–460 m Area 14,030 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-
    winged duck, Lesser kestrel, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Kane Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region West Siang Coordinates 27°40’N 94°39’E Altitude 120–1,500 m Area 5,500 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Koloriang–Sarli–Damin area Unprotected Admin region Lower Subansiri Coordinates 27°40’N 93°18’E Altitude 800–5,000 m Area 200,000 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland Threatened species Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing
  • Magu Thingbu Unprotected Admin region Tawang Coordinates 27°40’N 92°10’E Altitude 2,000–4,000 m Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Pallas’s fish eagle, Sclater’s monal, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Manabum and Tengapani Reserve Forests Unprotected Admin region Lohit Coordinates 27°42’N 96°5’E Altitude 100–400 m Area 58,000 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species White-bellied heron, White-winged duck, Masked finfoot, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Mechuka–Monigong–Jorgging Unprotected Admin region Upper Subansiri; West Siang Coordinates 28°30’N 94°30’E Altitude 1,300–5,000 m Area 250,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Eastern imperial eagle, Blyth’s tragopan, Sclater’s monal, Rufous-necked hornbill, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Lower Dibang Valley Coordinates 28°12’N 95°49’E Altitude 400–3,560 m Area 28,150 ha Habitats Forest Threatened
    species White-winged duck, Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Mouling National Park Protected Admin region East Siang; Upper Subansiri; West Siang Coordinates 28°32’N 94°46’E Altitude 750–3,064 m Area 48,300 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing,
  • Nacho–Limeking–Taksing–Majha Unprotected Admin region Upper Subansiri Coordinates 28°35’N 93°31’E Altitude 800–4,500 m Area 200,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Sclater’s monal, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Nafra–Lada area Unprotected Admin region East Kameng; West Kameng Coordinates 27°46’N 93°10’E Altitude 600–7,000 m Habitats Forest; Grassland; Shrubland Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Sclater’s monal, Rufous-necked hornbill, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Namdapha–Kamlang Protected Admin region Changlang; Lohit Coordinates 27°38’N 96°38’E Altitude 200–4,578 m Area 259,082 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland Threatened species White-bellied heron, White-winged duck, Indian vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Snowy-throated babbler, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Namsangmukh–Borduria Unprotected Admin region Tirap Coordinates 27°13’N 95°30’E Altitude 120–400 m Habitats Forest Threatened species White-bellied heron, White-winged duck, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region East Kameng Coordinates 27°19’N 92°52’E Altitude 100–2,000 m Area 86,195 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill, Marsh babbler
  • Papum Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region East Kameng Coordinates 27°0’N 93°10’E Altitude 100–1,600 m Area 106,300 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Sangti Valley Unprotected Admin region West Kameng Coordinates 27°27’N 92°5’E Altitude 1,000–3,000 m Habitats Forest Threatened species Grus nigricollis, Blyth’s tragopan
  • Shergaon, Mandla–Phudung and Kalaktang Unprotected Admin region West Kameng Coordinates 27°24’N 92°18’E Altitude 1,000–3,700 m Area 50,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Lower Subansiri Coordinates 27°41’N 93°51’E Altitude 120–3,000 m Area 51,587 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Rufous-necked hornbill, Rusty-bellied shortwing, Beautiful nuthatch
  • The Chapories of Lohit Reserve Unprotected Admin region Lohit Coordinates 27°53’N 96°5’E Altitude 150 m Area 20,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican
  • Thungri–Chaglang–Poshingla Maji, Basti and Liak area Unprotected Admin region West Kameng Coordinates 27°32’N 92°22’E Altitude 2,000–3,500 m Area 50,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Blyth’s tragopan, Sclater’s monal, Rusty-bellied shortwing
  • Yardi–Rabe Supse Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region West Siang Coordinates 29°1’N 95°13’E Altitude 1,500–2,500 m Area 49,600 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Chestnut-breasted partridge, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Zemithang–Nelya Unprotected Admin region West Kameng Coordinates 27°42’N 92°23’E Altitude 2,000–5,000 m Area 30,000 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland; Wetlands Threatened species Black-necked crane, Broad-tailed grassbird, Beautiful nuthatch

Important Bird Areas in Assam

  • Amchang Hills Unprotected Admin region Kamrup Coordinates 26°6’N 91°45’E Altitude 50–569 m Area 7,400 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Barail Range Unprotected Admin region Cachar; North Cachar Hills Coordinates 25°0’N 92°53’E Altitude 100–1,959 m Area 80,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Swamp francolin, Blyth’s tragopan
  • Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Darrang Coordinates 26°48’N 91°44’E Altitude 100–200 m Area 2,622 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Bengal florican
  • Bauwwa Beel Unprotected Admin region Hailakandi Coordinates 24°38’N 92°35’E Altitude 60 m Area 70 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Greater spotted eagle
  • Behali Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region Sonitpur Coordinates 26°55’N 93°23’E Altitude 80–150 m Area 14,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Bherjan–Borajan–Podumoni Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Tinsukia Coordinates 27°29’N 95°23’E Altitude 119–122 m Area 774 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Bordoibam–Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary Protected Admin region Dhemaji; Lakhimpur Coordinates 27°20’N 94°20’E Altitude 90–95 m Area 1,125 ha Habitats Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin
  • Bordoloni–Sampora Unprotected Admin region Dhemaji; Lakhimpur Coordinates 27°25’N 94°23’E Altitude 90 m Area 3,000 ha Habitats Grassland Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Chakrasila Complex Protected Admin region Dhuburi; Kokrajhar Coordinates 26°19’N 90°22’E Altitude 30–455 m Area 5,300 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle
  • Chandubi Lake and adjoining areas Unprotected Admin region Kamrup Coordinates 25°52’N 91°25’E Altitude 70–150 m Area 2,000 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Pallas’s fish eagle
  • Deobali Jalah Unprotected Admin region Nagaon Coordinates 26°15’N 92°16’E Altitude 60 m Area 1,000 ha Habitats Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Bristled grassbird
  • Dhansiri Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region Karbi Anglong Coordinates 25°40’N 93°27’E Altitude 150–598 m Area 77,000 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Green peafowl, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Dibru–Saikhowa Complex Protected Admin region Dhemaji; Dibrugarh; Tinsukia Coordinates 27°41’N 95°21’E Altitude 90–100 m Area 80,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-winged duck, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Manipur bush quail, Sarus crane, Bengal florican, Nordmann’s greenshank, Indian skimmer, Pale-capped pigeon, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill, Finn’s weaver
  • Dipor Beel Bird Sanctuary Protected Admin region Kamrup Coordinates 26°7’N 91°40’E Altitude 53 m Area 414 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Spoon-billed sandpiper
  • Dum Duma-Dangori–Kumsong Reserve Forests Unprotected Admin region Tinsukia Coordinates 27°40’N 95°44’E Altitude 140 m Area 6,050 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Masked finfoot
  • East and North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuaries Protected Admin region Karbi Anglong Coordinates 26°28’N 93°22’E Altitude 80–500 m Area 11,818 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Garampani, Nambor and Doigrung Protected Admin region Karbi Anglong Coordinates 26°25’N 93°44’E Altitude 100–120 m Area 15,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck
  • Gibbon (Hollongapar) Sanctuary Protected Admin region Jorhat Coordinates 26°38’N 94°23’E Altitude 119 m Area 2,098 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Habang Unprotected Admin region Karbi Anglong Coordinates 25°48’N 92°15’E Altitude 700–900 m Area 1,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland
  • Inner Line, Kathakal and Barak Reserve Forests Unprotected Admin region Cachar; Hailakandi Coordinates 24°11’N 92°30’E Altitude 50–600 m Area 130,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Green peafowl, Masked finfoot
  • Jamjing and Sengajan Unprotected Admin region Dhemaji Coordinates 27°35’N 94°54’E Altitude 90–100 m Area 9,500 ha Habitats Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin
  • Jatinga Unprotected Admin region North Cachar Hills Coordinates 25°6’N 92°59’E Altitude 500–1,000 m Area 1,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill, Turdus feae, Spelaeornis longicaudatus, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Jengdia Beel and Satgaon Unprotected Admin region Kamrup Coordinates 26°16’N 91°46’E Altitude 45–50 m Area 500 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Pallas’s fish eagle
  • Jhanjimukh–Kokilamukh Unprotected Admin region Jorhat Coordinates 27°13’N 94°28’E Altitude 90 m Area 2,500 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin
  • Kaziranga National Park Protected Admin region Golaghat; Nagaon; Sonitpur Coordinates 26°39’N 93°21’E Altitude 67–80 m Area 84,980 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Dalmatian pelican, Spot-billed pelican, White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Lesser white-fronted goose, Marbled duck, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Eastern imperial eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Nordmann’s greenshank, Indian skimmer, Pale-capped pigeon, White-throated bush chat, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Slender-billed babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill, Finn’s weaver
  • Kuarbari–Dalani Unprotected Admin region Lakhimpur Coordinates 27°14’N 94°19’E Altitude 90 m Area 15 ha Habitats Grassland Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Langting-Mupa Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region North Cachar Hills Coordinates 25°34’N 93°8’E Altitude 150–500 m Area 49,300 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries Protected Admin region Nagaon; Sonitpur Coordinates 26°33’N 92°46’E Altitude 60–70 m Area 11,417 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Shrubland; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Nordmann’s greenshank, Marsh babbler
  • Lumding–Marat Longri Protected Admin region Karbi Anglong; Nagaon Coordinates 25°48’N 93°1’E Altitude 100–500 m Area 67,400 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Green peafowl
  • Majuli Unprotected Admin region Jorhat Coordinates 26°54’N 94°1’E Altitude 85 m Area 88,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Shrubland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Manas National Park Protected Admin region Barpeta; Bongaigaon Coordinates 26°43’N 90°56’E Area 50,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Rufous-necked hornbill, White-throated bush chat, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Slender-billed babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill, Prinia cinereocapilla, Bristled grassbird, Finn’s weaver
  • Nameri National Park Protected Admin region Sonitpur Coordinates 27°1’N 92°47’E Altitude 100–350 m Area 20,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Pallas’s fish eagle, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Eastern imperial eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin, Chestnut-breasted partridge, Great Indian bustard, Bengal florican, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, White-throated bush chat, Marsh babbler, Slender-billed babbler, Grey-crowned prinia
  • Orang National Park Protected Admin region Darrang; Sonitpur Coordinates 26°38’N 92°23’E Altitude 40–50 m Area 7,881 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Bristled grassbird, Finn’s weaver
  • Pabho Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region Lakhimpur Coordinates 27°3’N 94°0’E Altitude 90 m Area 4,900 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Shrubland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Marigaon Coordinates 26°9’N 92°11’E Altitude 50 m Area 3,883 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Lesser kestrel, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Nordmann’s greenshank, Marsh babbler, Finn’s weaver
  • Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary Protected Admin region Sibsagar Coordinates 27°4’N 94°35’E Altitude 90 m Area 4,000 ha Habitats Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Ripu and Chirang Reserve Forest Unprotected Admin region Kokrajhar Coordinates 26°48’N 90°20’E Altitude 100–300 m Area 120,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Rufous-necked hornbill, White-throated bush chat, Marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, Black-breasted parrotbill
  • Sibsagar Tanks Unprotected Admin region Sibsagar Coordinates 26°59’N 94°38’E Altitude 100 m Area 150 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Son Beel Unprotected Admin region Karimganj Coordinates 24°40’N 92°27’E Altitude 40 m Area 1,500 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Swamp francolin
  • Sonai-Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Sonitpur Coordinates 26°55’N 92°35’E Altitude 100–300 m Area 22,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species White-winged duck, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Bengal florican, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Subansiri Unprotected Admin region Dhemaji; Lakhimpur Coordinates 27°34’N 94°18’E Altitude 100–1,000 m Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Swamp francolin, Chestnut-breasted partridge, Bengal florican, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Tamaranga–Dalani–Bhairab Complex Unprotected Admin region Bongaigaon Coordinates 26°15’N 90°30’E Altitude 30–499 m Area 4,600 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Tirap–Burhidihing Unprotected Admin region Tinsukia Coordinates 27°20’N 95°51’E Altitude 100–250 m Area 15,450 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Masked finfoot
  • Upper Dihing (East) Complex Unprotected Admin region Tinsukia Coordinates 27°24’N 95°38’E Altitude 120–200 m Area 19,200 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland Threatened species White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, Greater adjutant, White-winged duck, Anas formosa, White-rumped vulture, White-rumped vulture, Greater spotted eagle, Masked finfoot, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, Snowy-throated babbler
  • Upper Dihing (West) Complex Unprotected Admin region Dibrugarh; Tinsukia Coordinates 27°16’N 95°29’E Altitude 120–474 m Area 46,775 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-bellied heron, Lesser adjutant, White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill, Beautiful nuthatch
  • Urpod Beel Unprotected Admin region Goalpara Coordinates 26°5’N 90°36’E Altitude 40 m Area 1,000 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant, White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture

Important Bird Areas in Meghalaya

  • Balpakram Complex Protected Admin region South Garo Hills Coordinates 25°15’N 90°53’E Altitude 50–1,026 m Area 26,947 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species White-winged duck, White-rumped vulture
  • Mawphlang Sacred Grove Unprotected Admin region East Khasi Hills Coordinates 25°28’N 91°44’E Altitude 1,800 m Area 100 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Tawny-breasted wren-babbler
  • Nokrek National Park Protected Admin region East Garo Hills; West Garo Hills Coordinates 25°31’N 90°12’E Altitude 600–1,412 m Area 4,748 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture
  • Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Ri-Bhoi Coordinates 25°52’N 91°50’E Altitude 200–950 m Area 2,900 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species White-rumped vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Wood snipe, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Norpuh Reserve Forests Unprotected Admin region Jaintia Hills Coordinates 25°9’N 92°27’E Altitude 100–1,000 m Area 16,110 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Rufous-necked hornbill, Tawny-breasted wren-babbler
  • Riat Khwan – Umiam Lake Unprotected Admin region East Khasi Hills; Ri-Bhoi Coordinates 25°37’N 91°49’E Altitude 900–1,400 m Area 1,500 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Greater spotted eagle
  • Saipung Unprotected Admin region Jaintia Hills Coordinates 25°20’N 92°45’E Area 15,000 ha Habitats Forest
  • Upper Shillong Unprotected Admin region East Khasi Hills Coordinates 25°32’N 91°50’E Altitude 1,800–1,961 m Area 1,296 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Tawny-breasted wren-babbler
  • Cherapunjee: cliffs, gorges and sacred groves Unprotected Admin region East Khasi Hills Coordinates 25°17’N 91°43’E Altitude 1,350 m Area 1,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Rocky Areas Threatened species Dark-rumped swift

Important Bird Areas in Nagaland

  • Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Saramati area Protected Admin region Tuensang Coordinates 25°49’N 94°57’E Altitude 2,000–3,842 m Area 30,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Intaki National Park Protected Admin region Dimapur; Kohima Coordinates 25°35’N 93°26’E Altitude 100–1,000 m Area 20,202 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary Protected Admin region Kohima Coordinates 25°40’N 94°2’E Altitude 1,900–2,750 m Area 2,500 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Dark-rumped swift
  • Mount Paona Unprotected Admin region Kohima Coordinates 25°30’N 93°39’E Altitude 1,400–2,062 m Area 3,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Mount Zanibu Unprotected Admin region Phek Coordinates 25°41’N 94°21’E Altitude 1,600–2,426 m Area 4,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Pale-capped pigeon, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Mount Ziphu Unprotected Admin region Phek Coordinates 25°39’N 94°45’E Altitude 1,500–2,500 m Area 5,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Wood snipe, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Pfutsero-Chizami Unprotected Admin region Phek Coordinates 25°36’N 94°20’E Altitude 1,400–2,300 m Area 7,000 ha Habitats Forest; Shrubland Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant
  • Puliebadze-Dzukou-Zapfu Protected Admin region Kohima Coordinates 25°53’N 94°0’E Altitude 1,600–3,048 m Area 10,923 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Dark-rumped swift
  • Satoi Range Unprotected Admin region Phek; Zunheboto Coordinates 25°52’N 94°40’E Altitude 1,800–2,400 m Area 5,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Rufous-necked hornbill

Important Bird Areas in Manipur

  • Ango or Anko Hills Unprotected Admin region Ukhrul Coordinates 25°13’N 94°34’E Altitude 500–2,000 m Area 40,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Green peafowl, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Tamenglong Coordinates 25°4’N 93°32’E Altitude 1,000–1,800 m Area 11,580 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Dzuku Valley Unprotected Admin region Senapati Coordinates 25°31’N 93°48’E Altitude 1,500–2,990 m Area 2,500 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Dark-rumped swift
  • Jiri–Makru Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Imphal East; Tamenglong Coordinates 24°51’N 93°17’E Altitude 80–500 m Area 19,800 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species White-winged duck, Green peafowl, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Kailam Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Churachandpur Coordinates 24°12’N 93°25’E Altitude 500–2,018 m Area 18,750 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Loktak Lake and Keibul Lamjao National Park Protected Admin region Bishnupur; Imphal West Coordinates 24°35’N 93°50’E Altitude 767–813 m Area 20,000 ha Habitats Wetlands Threatened species Spot-billed pelican, Lesser adjutant, Greater spotted eagle
  • Shiroi Community Forest Unprotected Admin region Ukhrul Coordinates 25°6’N 94°28’E Altitude 1,500–2,570 m Area 5,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Rufous-necked hornbill
  • Yangoupokpi–Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Chandel Coordinates 24°18’N 94°13’E Area 18,480 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Green peafowl
  • Zeilad Lake Sanctuary Protected Admin region Tamenglong Coordinates 24°54’N 93°23’E Altitude 200–240 m Area 2,100 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species White-winged duck

Important Bird Areas in Tripura

  • Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Dhalai; South Tripura Coordinates 23°39’N 91°47’E Area 38,954 ha Habitats Forest; Wetlands Threatened species Lesser adjutant
  • Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region South Tripura Coordinates 23°20’N 91°23’E Altitude 200 m Area 19,470 ha Habitats Forest

Important Bird Areas in Mizoram

  • Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park Protected Admin region Saiha Coordinates 22°39’N 93°2’E Altitude 1,360–2,157 m Area 5,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Blyth’s tragopan, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Dark-rumped swift
  • Dampa Tiger Reserve Protected Admin region West Phaileng Coordinates 23°39’N 92°25’E Altitude 500–1,100 m Area 50,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland
  • Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region Champhai Coordinates 23°50’N 93°13’E Altitude 400–2,141 m Area 12,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Dark-rumped swift
  • Murlen National Park Protected Admin region Champhai Coordinates 23°41’N 93°20’E Altitude 400–1,700 m Area 20,000 ha Habitats Forest Threatened species Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, Dark-rumped swift
  • Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary Protected Admin region West Phaileng Coordinates 22°29’N 92°49’E Altitude 170–550 m Area 11,000 ha Habitats Forest
  • Palak Dil Unprotected Admin region Saiha Coordinates 22°20’N 92°57’E Altitude 650 m Area 2,000 ha Habitats Forest; Grassland; Wetlands Threatened species White-winged duck

SOURCES OF IBA DATA: The information presented here is taken from Islam and Rahmani (2004). The principal contributors to that directory were A. R. Rahmani, A. Choudhury, K. Lahkar, U. Lachungpa, M. Kulshreshtha, B. Pandav, V. Kannan, A. Mishra, R. Kaul, T. Gandhi, S. Laad and A. Malekar.