The little known wildlife sanctuaxry of Dibru-Saikhowa is an area of grassland and swamp forest sandwiched between the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers in the east of Assam. Contained between these rivers, the park is a 340sq km reserve, which was set up with a view to protecting the grassland and swamp habitat on the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River.
It has numerous internal water channels & bodies, seasonally flooded forests, "beels", and grassy pockets. This makes it an interesting birding destination for rare specialised grassland and swamp forest birds such as the threatened Marsh Babbler, Jerdon's Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Swamp Prinia and Jerdon’s Bushchat. Some of the other birds found here are Swamp Francolin, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Spot-billed Duck, Speckled Piculet, Drongo Cuckoo, Pale-capped Pigeon, Grey-headed Lapwing, Slenderbilled Vulture, Red-necked Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Darter, Rosy Minivet, Spangled Drongo, Little Pied Flycatcher, Pale-chinned Flycatcher, White-tailed Rubythroat, White-tailed Stonechat, Spot-winged Starling, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Japanese Bush Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler, Grey-sided Bush Warbler, Spotted Bush Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Thick-billed Warbler, Smoky Warbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Jerdon's Babbler, Nepal Fulvetta, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Black-throated Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Black-breasted, Weaver, Streaked Weaver, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Black-faced Bunting.
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Nearest Railhead: Dibrugarh
Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh
Approx travelling time: Guijan Jetty 1/2 (17km) hour from Tinsukia
Accommodation: private lodges in Tinsukia
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