Sonam Dorjee is an avid birder and one of the leading birdwatching guides in the country. Sonam started his career as a member of the Bhutan Birding and Heritage Travels support staff team in 2006. However, his passion for birding meant that he was serving as the assistant to the company’s lead birder – his Uncle Hishey – by early 2007. By mid-2008, Sonam had quickly progressed through the ranks and was leading birdwatching tours all by himself.

Besides leading birdwatching tours, Sonam has also been on numerous cultural and trekking tours. Sonam’s passions – other than birdwatching – include photography and working on his parent’s farm in his free time. Sonam currently lives in Paro on his parent’s farm. He is married and has two sons.