Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Gangtey | Bhutan
11 Nov 2019 | Mon
Day 05 of 13
Black-Necked Crane Education Center
Our final stop of the day is visiting the Black-Necked Crane Education Center (BNCEC) which is just across the street from our hike on the Gangtey Nature Trail. Black-Necked Crane Education Center operates under the Royal Society for Protection of Nature.
Getting To See Karma – Injured Black-Necked Crane
When we arrived, it was very busy with a lot of visitors. One of the first areas of interest is a large outdoor aviary enclosure that has an injured black-necked crane named Karma.
Pema, The New Addition To Black-Necked Crane Education Center
When we visited BNCEC in November 2019, there was only one injured black-necked crane – Karma. However, recently (Februay 2021) a new injured black-necked crane named Pema was introduced to BNCEC.
Inside the BNC Education Center, you will find a wealth of information. It’s recommended to first watch a short video documentary on cranes (very good) then check out their observation room filled with several high-powered spotting scopes. If you have time, you can also browse the center’s impressive library. They also keep updated stats on crane arrivals (in season).