Neora Valley is normally another good place for the Red Pandas, but during the time we were there, the national park was closed for the Red Panda annual census count. The weather was still against us, but we did have mostly dry days, even if the clouds did descend on us more frequently than we would have liked. The following birds are a selection of what we saw over the 3 days we were there. The moths were also excellent at this site, together with the views and sound of the Cicadas (see photo).NeoraValleyalso provided us with excellent photographic opportunities for Kangchenjunga (third highest mountain in the world) and the Himalayan mountain range in general.
Large-tailed Nightjar, Black Eagle, Peregrine, Spangled Drongo, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Striated Bulbul, Black-faced Warbler, Spotten Wren Babbler, Blue-winged Minla, Kalij Pheashant, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Scarlet Finch, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Brown Parrotbill, Nepal Fulvetta, Little Forktail, Ferruginous Flycatcher, Short-billed Minivet, Red-tailed Minla (see photo), Crested Serpent Eagle, Blue Whistling Thrush, Black-throated Sunbird, Striated Laughing Thrush, Tickell’s Thrush and Lesser Yellownape.