Black Necked Crane Information Center
The Royal Society for Protection of Nature has set up an information center on Black Necked Cranes. Situated on the edge of the woods and wetland along the main street of Phobjikha valley, the black necked crane information Center has an observation room equipped with high power telescope and spotting scopes for getting the best perspective on the cranes. The inside likewise offers show data that layout the characteristic and social history of the region. There is a little souvenir shop, which sells painstaking work delivered by the neighborhood individuals. The information center also assists in providing mountain bike hire, hiking guide and arrange local homestays.
Black-necked cranes in Bhutan are winter visitors during late October to mid February to the Phobjikha Valley as well as Ladakh, India, and Arunachal Pradesh, India. They arrive from the Tibetan Plateau, where they breed in the summer. They visit the Phobhjikha valley in large numbers, which is a declared protected area for the cranes, and also to other valleys in smaller numbers in central and eastern Bhutan.
On arrival in Phobhjikha they are seen to circle Gangteng Monastery three times as if practicing kora (“circumambulation”), and repeat this act as they begin their return to the Tibet Autonomous Region in early spring.
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Black-necked cranes in Bhutan are winter visitors during late October to mid February to the Phobjikha Valley . They arrive from the Tibetan Plateau, where they breed in the summer.