This is a record of wildlife spotted around the Pelkhil campus. More entries will be put up as and when they are identified and photographed. If you have seen any wildlife species not on the list, please send us a photo or even a verbal report. We will attempt to identify the animal/bird/insect and put up photos on this page.

With the spread of urbanization, the density and variety of wildlife has fallen dramatically over the past 30 years. However, we are occasionally blessed by the visits of our old friends.

A set of more in depth studies can be found here:

Annotated checklist of the lichens and lichenicolous fungi of Bhutan

A review of the breeding birds of Bhutan

Yellow throated Marten

White-throated Laughingthrush


Tibetan Shrike

Spotted Nutcracker


River Lapwing

Salvadoris pheasant

Long Tail Magpie


Eurasian Common Otter

Green Finch

Himalayan Black Bear

Common Sparrow


Alcedo hercules kingfisher


Asla (local trout)