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Dibru-Saikhowa Tiger Reserve

The little known Tiger Reserve 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 340km2 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. While most areas are accessible by boat , day long treks with intermittent rests enables one to cover some parts of the park.The habitat serves as the refuge for 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, Slender-billed 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.

Accommodation: Private lodges in Tinsukia or Luxury Tea garden Bungalows in Dibrugarh.
Approximate Travelling Time: Guijan Jetty 1/2 (17km) hour from Tinsukia.
Nearest Railhead: Dibrugarh
Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh

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