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Birding in Sunderbans

Birds in Sunderban National Park

There are about 248 bird species found in Sunderban national park including a large number of migratory birds from higher latitudes that visits the park in winter months Herons, Egrets, Cormorants, Storks, Green Pigeons, Sand Pipers, Large and Small Spoonbills, Darters, Seagulls, Teal, Partridges, great variety of Wild Geese and Ducks.

Key to birding in Sundarbans national park is overcoming the geographic and physical hurdles because of its difficult terrain as well as the limited view one gets from a noisy boat.

The main species of birds in Sunderban national park are:

  • Small Minivet
  • Black-hooded Oriole
  • Mangrove Whistler
  • Cinnamon Bittern
  • Swamp francolin
  • Grey-headed fishing eagle
  • Brown fish owl
  • Osprey
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Pale-billed Flowerpecker
  • Loten's Sunbird
  • Striated Babbler
  • Striped Tit-Babbler
  • Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
  • Lemon-rumped Warbler
  • Brown-winged kingfisher
  • Purple heron, egrets
  • Asian open bill stork
  • Greater adjutant stork
  • Black-capped kingfisher
  • Asian dowitcher
  • Northern eagle owl
  • Common Woodshrike
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Common Flameback
  • Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
  • Peregrine falcon White-collared kingfisher
  • Northern Pintail White-bellied sea eagle
  • White ibis
  • Black-necked stork
  • Green-backed heron
  • Pallas's fish eagle, Scaly-breasted Munia
  • Tree Pipit
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Baya Weaver
  • House Sparrow
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Pale-billed Flowerpecker
  • Loten's Sunbird
  • Striated Babbler
  • Striped Tit-Babbler
  • Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
  • Lemon-rumped Warbler
  • Indian Scimitar Babbler
  • Ashy Prinia
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul
  • Asian Pied Starling
  • Blue-throated Flycatcher