Checklist S32149156

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Dzongri - Goecha La Trek

Owner Avisek Chatterjee

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  • 3
  • 90 km
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Dzongri - Goecha La Monsoon Trek.

We (Avisek Chatterjee, Dipabali Paul and Subhajit Chaudhuri) started our journey on 29th Sep 2016 from Kol by boarding Dargeeling Mail and reached NJP on 30th Sep 2016 and then by car to Yuksom, our trek base. All trek arrangements were made by Himalaya Trekker led by Saptarshi Roy.
Our trek Itinerary goes as follows -
Trek Day 1 - 01st Oct - Yuksom - Sachen - Bakhim [Good weather]
Trek Day 2 - 02nd Oct - Bakhim - Tsokha [Good weather]
Trek Day 3 - 03rd Oct - Tsokha - Phedong - Deorali Top - Dzongri. [Rainy and Cloudy]
Trek Day 4 - 04th Oct - Dzongri - Kokchurang - Thansing. [Rainy and Cloudy]
Trek Day 5 - 05th Oct - Stay Thansing. [Rainy and Cloudy] (Camping at Lamuney was denied due to heavy rain)
Trek Day 6 - 06th Oct - Thansing - Lamuney - Samity Lake - View Point 1 - Thansing - Kokchurang. [Rainy and Cloudy]
Trek Day 7 - 07th Oct - Kokchurang - Phedong - Tsokha. [Rainy and Cloudy]
Trek Day 8 - 08th Oct - Tsokha - Bakhim - Sachen - Yuksom. [Rainy and Cloudy]

The mountain peak view and bird watching was very much hampered by continuous rain and cloud cover. Road was extremely slippery and muddy with yak and horse shits everywhere.
However overall terrain is fantastic and great for birding, though we were disappointed by the adverse weather caused by depression.
Please note that all bird photos are taken by Dipabali Paul.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Continuous calls at Tsokha and Bakhim

  2. Number observed: X

    Details: Call heard while going from Samity Lake to View Point 1.

  3. Number observed: 8

    Details: Seen 7 (5 Male 2 Female) on the way from Phedong to Deorali Top on 03rd Oct 2016, Seen 1 Male on the way from Kokchurang to Phedong. Head calls near Dzongri Top 0n 04th Oct 2016

  4. Number observed: X

    Details: Call heard at Tsokha, Bakhim and Thansing

  5. Number observed: X

    Details: Plenty in Thansing. Few in Dzongri and Tsokha.

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  6. Number observed: 5

    Details: Tsokha

  7. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen quite a few in Yuksom 1st Bridge over Pha Khola 01st Oct

  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: On the way from Dzongri to Kokchurang.

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  9. Number observed: 3

    Details: Sachen to Bakhim and Tsokha - Bakhim while coming back.

  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom - Sachen

  11. Number observed: X

    Details: Phedong to Dzongri

  12. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen

  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha

  14. Number observed: 2

    Details: Bakhim

  15. Number observed: 2

    Details: Sachen - Bakhim

  16. Number observed: X

    Details: Plenty at Tsokha

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  17. Number observed: X

    Details: Plenty at Tsokha

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  18. Number observed: X
  19. Number observed: X

    Details: quite a few above Samity Lake to View Point 1 [14,500ft - 15,100ft]

  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha

  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: Tsokha

  22. Number observed: X

    Details: Tsokha and above

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  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: X

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha, Tsokha, Phedong. At Phedong they come very near to TH in search of food.

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  25. Number observed: 3

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha

  26. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha

  27. Number observed: X

    Details: Yuksom

  28. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom - Tsokha

  29. Number observed: 2

    Details: Tsokha

  30. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim

  31. Number observed: X

    Details: Plenty in Bakhim, Tsokha.

  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen 1 at Tsokha. Eyering was not broken.

  33. Number observed: 2

    Details: Thansing

  34. Number observed: 4

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha, Tsokha

  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim

  36. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim

  37. Number observed: X

    Details: Dzongri, Thansing.

  38. Number observed: X

    Details: Plenty Bakhim - Tsokha, Tsokha, Tsokha - Phedong and Phedong - Dzongri.

  39. Number observed: 1

    Details: cantaniceps subspecies. Bakhim - Tsokha

  40. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen, Bakhim - Tsokha, Tsokha

  41. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen

  42. Number observed: X

    Details: Yuksom - Sachen

  43. Number observed: X

    Details: Everywhere from Yuksom to Tsokha

  44. Number observed: X

    Details: Head calls continuously at Bakhim

  45. Number observed: 6

    Details: Phedong and Tsokha. Comes very near to Phedong Hut for food

  46. Number observed: X

    Details: Seen few. heard at Bakhim and Bakhim - Tsokha.

  47. Number observed: X

    Details: Everywhere from Yuksom to Tsokha

  48. Number observed: 5

    Details: Yuksom - Sachen, Tsokha

  49. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bakhim - Tsokha

  50. Number observed: 1

    Details: Phedong

  51. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom - Tsokha

  52. Number observed: 2

    Details: Sachen - Yuksom. In a hunting flock.

  53. nuthatch sp.

    Number observed: 1
  54. treecreeper sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Phedong

  55. thrush sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Thrush with scales and big white eyebrow roaming on ground. Tsokha - Phedong

  56. Number observed: 2

    Details: Yuksom

  57. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha - Phedong

  58. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen, Bakhim, Tsokha. Not many were present.

  59. Number observed: X

    Details: Everywhere from Yuksom to Tsokha

  60. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom to Sachen near 3rd bridge

  61. Number observed: 1

    Details: At Dzongri

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  62. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha - Phedong

  63. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen - Bakhim, Sachen, Kokchurang

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  64. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha - Phedong

  65. Number observed: X

    Details: Tsokha, Dzongri

  66. Number observed: 2

    Details: Kokchurang, Thansing

  67. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha

  68. Number observed: X

    Details: Bakhim, Tsokha

  69. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tsokha - Phedong

  70. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen - Yuksom

  71. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen - Yuksom

  72. Number observed: X

    Details: Sachen - Bakhim, Sachen - Yuksom

  73. sunbird sp.

    Number observed: X
  74. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom - Sachen

  75. Number observed: X

    Details: Dzongri - Kokchurang

  76. Number observed: 1

    Details: Dzongri

  77. Number observed: 4

    Details: Yuksom

  78. Number observed: X

    Details: calerata 1st Winter. Plenty at Thansing and Samity Lake

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  79. Number observed: 1

    Details: At Tsokha

  80. Number observed: 1

    Details: Dzongri

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  81. Number observed: X

    Details: Dzongri

  82. Number observed: 20

    Details: Bakhim, Bakhim - Tsokha. Just a little down from Bakhim TH they come in plenty with Greenfinches.

  83. Number observed: 1

    Details: Yuksom - Sachen. Unlike Scarlet finch, this individual sat for quite long time unmoved.

  84. Number observed: 10

    Details: Phedong, Kokchurang, Kokchurang - Phedong.

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  85. Number observed: 10

    Details: The group was having meal on forest bed from Kokchurang - Thansing. Mostly female.

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  86. Number observed: 2

    Details: Dzongri - Kokchurang

  87. Number observed: 1

    Details: Samity Lake - View Point 1. This individual just sat in front of me.

  88. Number observed: 2

    Details: Bakhim.

  89. finch sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Details: One male and female finch at Phedong could not be identified or photographed.

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