Nameri Tiger Reserve is nestled at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas; it covers an area of 200 Sq. Kms. Situated in the eastern border of Assam valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh. The sanctuary’s serene scenic beauty is multiplied manifolds with river Jia Bhoroli bifurcating through. Habitat includes grassland, river and tall forests.
Nameri is home to some of the endangered species like White-winged Wood Duck, and many other winged species like Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Himalayan Flameback, Greater Flameback, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Dollarbird, Crested Kingfisher.
Birding is done while trekking inside the Reserve or while rafting down the Jia Bhorali River.The birds seen here are: Pied Kingfisher, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Brown Fish Owl, Eurasian & Oriental Hobby, Pied Falconet, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Great Thick-knee, Ibisbill, River Lapwing, River Tern, Osprey, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Darter, Purple Heron, Black Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Spangled Drongo, Greater Racket Tailed Drongo, Orange-headed Thursh, Black-breasted Thrush, Pygmy Blue Flycatcher, Black-crested Bulbul, White-throated Bulbul, Abott’s Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler.
Accommodation: Nameri Eco Camp at Potasali has ethnic cottages and tented accommodation.
Approximate Travelling Time: 2 hrs from Tezpur airport.
Nearest Railhead: Rangapara on Metre Gauge rail track
Nearest Airport: Tezpur