Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary


A home ground of the Herons, Egrets and other species of birds, situated on the confluence of Matla and Gumdi.
Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary, located between Peechkali and Gomti Rivers, is possibly the only place where tourists can take a walk. Situated adjacent to the Sunderban Tiger Reserve, it is home to egrets, herons and several other species of birds. Tourists can also visit the Mangrove Interpretation Centre here. Considered a part of Sunderbans, this sanctuary is known for its rich bird population.

In addition, at this sanctuary, tourists can spot several colourful species of Kingfisher, Plovers, Sandpipers, Whimbrels, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Lap-Wings and Curfews. Apart from a breeding colony of herons, the bird sanctuary also houses a Visitor’s Centre where tourists can see a crocodile enclosure and a shark pond along with a turtle hatchery. In addition, this sanctuary also has a Mangrove Interpretation Centre.