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Winter season is perhaps the best opportune time to visit Bhutan and experience a tranquil facade of the country not usually seen by most visitors. Advent of winter brings about peace and tranquility in the region, as life in Bhutan settles down quietly in preparation of the winter months.
Bhutan is a small independent kingdom in the Himalayas lying between Tibet and India , with a recorded avifauna of over 616 species. Only recently has it begun to open up to visitors. Over 72% of the land is still forested and 26% of the land is protected as National Parks.
Bhutan 's extensive bird list reflects the kingdom's wide range of agro-ecological environments, from subtropical to alpine. Currently 675 species have been recorded in Bhutan . Most widely known are the Black Neck Cranes, a rare and endangered crane. In Bhutan , the Black Neck Crane holds a special place in folklore and Bhutanese hearts. To injure a Black Neck Crane in Bhutan is go to prison for life.