Bird of the Year

Elusive Western Tragopan Pheasant

One of the most rare and magnificent pheasants in the world, Western Tragopan is found in Pakistan in the remote Palas valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A highly endangered species, Palas valley holds largest populations of remaining western tragopan pheasant.

Once considered common in the Himalayas, only a small population now survives in Palas valley.

Protection of its habitat from deforestation is key to the survival of this beautiful species.

Please consider becoming a member of BCSP to help us conserve this and other endangered avifauna of Pakistan.