Wildlifes in Mukutmanipur
Mukutmanipur is well known for its high diversity of waterbirds as well as grassland birds but there is a small zone where you can watch deer. The area is fenced and home of above than hundred chital deer. The area is so diverse that Government announced this as a Conservation Reserve. Whenever you go, come back within 6.30 pm. The whole nature is overwhelming during the morning and evening time.
In terms of solely Birds, Mukutmanipur is number one. More than five thousand winter migrants visit this huge waterbody each year. They generally arrives in late November and stays till almost last week of February. The winter migrants include large flock of Lesser Whistling teal, Red-crested Pochard, Gadwall, Common Coot, different Terns, Swallow, Wagtails etc. You may also see Darter, Spot-billed Duck, Grebes and the main attraction – Rufous tailed Lark. Recently many types of Buntings also found from Mukutmanipur.
Ranibandh-Sutan Twelve Mile Forest
Here comes solitude. The vast, over 50 square km forest will give you pure silence. For raw nature with Wildlife just put your shoe outside the main black top roads. There are many off roads which can be accessed by motorcycle and even cars. Just get into any of them and if you are lucky you may see a peacock dancing between the red rocky road.
Here nature hides everything. You have to wait and this vast undulating diverse forest slowly unfold itself. You may encounter a Indian wolf or a deer or suddenly found a big field of “Babui” grass between a dense forest. You can freely walk through the forest without any fear, because the whole area is out of elephant migration route and for this the “Mayurjharna Elephant Reserve” is a dead project now a days. Roam freely, watch lots of wild flowers along with Palash, orchids, feel the wing beats of Malkoha, Pitta and share your rare findings with us.
This is a small dam on Silabati river. This small place is well known in Bird lovers community because of its unpredictable winter bird diversity. We don’t elaborate it, you have to come to watch its feathered wonders. The area is popular for migratory water birds.
Birds at Mukutmanipur