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Birding Tours in Digboi Oil Fields

The oil producing town of Digboi in eastern Assam, India's first active oil field is now primarily a refining centre. The IOC has recently proposed a nature park surrounding the complex of old derricks and drilling platforms including the lowland forests and pools inside the park. This is the home of some birds like the White-winged Duck. The other birds found here are White-cheeked Partridge, Grey Peacock Pheasant, White-winged Duck, Falcated Duck, Ferruginous Pochard, Bay Woodpecker, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Red-headed Trogon, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Green-billed Malkoha, Asian Barred Owlet, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Grey-headed Lapwing, Besra, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Pied Falconet, Long-tailed Broadbill, Common Green Magpie, Grey Treepie, Collared Treepie, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket Tailed Drongo, Large Woodshrike, Dark-sided Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Daurian Redstart, Black-backed Forktail, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, White-throated Bulbul, Ashy Bulbul, Grey-breasted Prinia, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Grey-bellied Tesia, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Blyth's Leaf Warbler, Rufous-faced Warbler, Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Puff-throated Babbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Blyth's Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit.

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Nearest Railhead: Tinshukia
Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh
Approx travelling time: 4 hours from Dibrugarh airport and 3 hrs from Tinshukia rail station
Accommodation: Oil India Guest house

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