Birding in the Sunderbans with the Swamp Tiger & Mangrove

The Sunderban, an expanse of mangrove forest and water spanning approximately 10,000 square kilometers, is nestled within the world’s largest delta, covering 80,000 square kilometers. This delta was formed by the sedimentary deposits of three mighty rivers: the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna, which converge on the Bengal Basin. The Sunderban is divided between India and Bangladesh, with around 40% in India and the remainder in Bangladesh. A labyrinth of intricate waterways crisscrosses the entire Sunderban area, with some larger channels stretching over a mile in width, predominantly running in a north-south direction. In the Indian portion of the Sunderban, the western area receives freshwater from the Hoogly-Bhagirathi river system. However, the portion designated as the tiger reserve has gradually become landlocked over the past 600 years, with its rivers nearly severed from the primary freshwater sources. Consequently, the waterways within the Tiger reserve largely rely on the ebb and flow of diurnal tidal currents.

The reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife, boasting approximately 230 species. Among these are the Red Junglefowl, Lesser Whistling-duck, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Common Flameback, Greater Flameback, Coppersmith Barbet, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Eurasian Collared Dove, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Grey-headed Lapwing, Pallas’s Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Fish Eagle, White-rumped Vulture, Little Egret, Goliath Heron, Little Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Asian Openbill, Lesser Adjutant, Ashy Woodswallow, Small Minivet, White-throated Fantail, Bronzed Drongo, Common Iora, Ashy Prinia, Oriental White-eye, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Common Tailorbird, Greenish Warbler, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Striated Babbler, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Purple Sunbird, and Loten’s Sunbird.

Birding in Sundarbans, Best Bird Watching Tours In India

The Sundarbans boasts a rich variety of avian life, drawing enthusiasts to the Sundarban Bird Festival. Among the many species you might encounter on a birdwatching expedition are the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Collared Kingfisher, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Black-capped Kingfisher, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Purple Heron, Great Thick-knee, Black-headed Ibis, Spot-billed Pelican, Mangrove Whistler, Black-naped Oriole, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Brown-headed Gull, Pied Kingfisher, Mangrove Pitta, and Ruddy Kingfisher. The ideal time to visit for the Sundarban Bird Festival is during the winter months, from November to February, when migratory birds flock to the region. Top spots for birdwatching include the Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary, Dobanki Watchtower, and Sudhanyakhali Watchtower. For a safe and insightful tour, it’s advisable to book with Tourist Hub India, who can provide expert guides and ensure your well-being throughout the excursion. Don’t forget to bring your own binoculars, cameras, and bird guides to enhance your experience and capture the beauty of Sundarbans’ avian diversity.

Explore the wonders of Sundarban with our tour packages and immerse yourself in its captivating wildlife, lush forests, and ancient villages. Whether you prefer a 1, 2, or 3-day excursion, we cater to your budget and interests, ensuring a memorable experience near Kolkata. As an authorized tour operator, we prioritize quality service at affordable rates. Contact us via phone or email to book your preferred dates and discover the beauty of Sundarban hassle-free! Sundarban, renowned for its national park and tiger reserve in West Bengal, attracts wildlife enthusiasts and leisure travelers alike. Offering some of the most economical packages from Kolkata, Sundarban Tourism ensures an unforgettable journey. Our expertly crafted tour guides guarantee a seamless experience tailored to your preferences. Customize your own package according to your budget, with convenient pick-up and drop-off from Kolkata included.

Experience the warmth of Sundarban Tourism as we welcome you to explore this top-tier destination in West Bengal.


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