The Mishmi Hills is a southward extension of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range - its northern and eastern reaches touching China. Much of the Mishmi Hills falls under the Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh which are named after the Dibang River - one of the key tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. The Dibang originates in China and flows through the length of the valley in a north-south direction. Snow-capped peaks, turbulent rivers, deep valleys, and abundance of rich flora & fauna are the main features of the districts which are also well for its large cover of thick green forest, which clothes about 82% of the area with Anini as its headquarter for Upper and Roing for Lower Dibang Valley District.
Mishmi Hills which also has Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in its fold, is the richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone and one of the Mega bio-diversity hotspots of the world. The complex hill system of varying elevations receives heavy rainfall, which can be as much as 4,500-5,000mm annually in the foothill areas. The pre-monsoon showers start from March and the monsoon is active till October. The humidity in the rainy season is often over 90%. This diversity of topographical and climatic conditions has favored the growth of luxuriant forests which are home to myriad plant and animal form.Being a popular destination among the birdwatchers of the world and the yet to be extensively explored region of Anini ,the terrain awaits discovery of here. Specialties include the Sclater's Monal, Blyth's and Temminck’s Tragopan, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Pale-capped Pigeon, Ward's Trogon, Dark-sided Thrush, Green and Purple Cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould's Shortwing, Beautiful Nuthatch, Rusty-throated and Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, at least four Parrotbill species, Black-headed Greenfinch, Scarlet Finch, and Grey-headed Bullfinch, Black Eagle, White-browed Piculet, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Red-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Broadbill, White-throated Bulbul, Daurian Redstart, Slaty-backed Forktail, Spot-throated Babbler, Beautiful and Long-tailed Sibias, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Sultan Tit, numerous Scimitar Babblers, Laughingthrushes, Shrike-babblers, Fulvettas and Yuhinas.
IT Nature Club will be exploring this nature's bounty from 22nd Dec 2018 to 31st Dec 2018 for an amazing wildlife experience.