Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary
Resident and Migratory
Borpukhuri (Photo Courtesy: phungsuarangkasura)
Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary is a reserve forest area near Sibsagar, Assam renowned for its bird watching. 250+ species of birds including 70 species of migratory birds have been identified and recorded at Pani Dihing.
The common birds seen here are Bar-headed goose, Grey leg goose, Spot-billed Duck, mallards, Gadwall, Wigeon, Gargany, Shoveller, Red crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Adjutant Stork, Kingfisher, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Open bill Stork, White necked Stork. The rare Griffon and White-rumped Vultures have also been spotted at the sanctuary.
Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited as part of any Assam / North East India bird watching itinerary during Nov – April period.