Jia Bhoroli River with the stunning Eastern Himalayas in the back ground @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Eco Camp Nameri @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Oriental Hobby @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
The strange looking Ibisbill @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Great Hornbill @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Common Merganser @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
NameriNameri Eco Camp Assam
Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri shares its northern boundary with Pakhui (Pakke) Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. It was declared a reserve forest as early as 1878, but it took more than a century to be notified as a national park and tiger reserve. Though excellent elephant territory and an ideal habitat for the tiger, the park is more famous for its avifauna. Nameri is one of the best sites for the White-winged Duck, the principal target here for birders.
Out of the 374 birds recorded at Nameri, eight are globally threatened species that include White-winged Duck, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White-rumped Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, Greater Spotted Eagle, Lesser Adjutant and Jerdon’s Babbler and five Near Threatened species – White-cheeked Partridge, Black-bellied Tern, White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Fish Eagle and Red-headed Vulture.
Nameri and Kaziranga share some birds but many forest birds are more easily seen in the mature evergreen forests of Nameri. Walks are a great way to explore the park while rafting on the Jia Bhoroli river provides an exciting opportunity for additional species. The Eco-Camp, which serves as ideal base to explore Nameri is a good location for Oriental Hobby, Amur Falcon (only on passage), Daurian Redstart and a symphony of night birds like Asian Barred Owlet, Oriental Scops Owl and Brown Hawk-Owl. Forest trails across the Jia Bhoroli River may reveal Jerdon’s Baza, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Wedge-tailed Pigeon, Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon, Green Imperial-Pigeon, Banded Bay Cuckoo, Silver-backed Needletail, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Silver breasted Broadbill, Large Wood-shrike, Siberian Rubythroat, Thick-billed Warbler, Blunt-winged Warbler, Blythe’s Reed-Warbler, Grey-bellied Tesia and Velvet-fronted Nuthatch. The roosting sites of Great and Wreathed Hornbills provide an amazing spectacle of dozens of these birds settling in for the night. Three species of nightjars – Grey, Large-tailed and Savannah may be observed at dusk.
Although over 30 species of mammals are reported here, including the Tiger, Leopard and Indian Wild Dog, species you are more likely to encounter are the Asian Elephant, Sambar, Capped Langur and Hoary bellied Squirrel. On the waterfront, you can find Golden Mahseer, Short-gilled Mahseer besides the Assam Roof Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle and Asian Leaf Turtle.
- State: Assam
- Area : National Park 200 sq km, Tiger Reserve 344 sq km
- Altitude: 80-225 m
- Vegetation: Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forest
- Water : resources Jia-Bhoroli and its tributaries Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari and a few jheels (during rains)
- Winter: October to April
- Summer: May to September
- Monsoon May to August (Subtropical monsoon climate)