Bird watching in Bangladesh is more than you could ever imagine. Abundance of resident, migratory and seasonal birds makes our land a paradise for ornithologists all around the world. Bulbul, magpie, robin, common game birds, cuckoos, hawks, ducks, owls etc. are the major resident birds in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is situated on the cross path of two major migratory flyways.
Our wetlands, many of which are situated in Sylhet, are the home for migratory birds. Even in Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University is a famous sanctuary for migratory birds. The coastal areas, including Sundarban forest are important breeding, resting and feeding ground for a large variety of resident and migratory bird.
While Trekking through the Jungle of the Sundarbans, you can have the opportunity to observe both animals and birds. Meantime the footprint of tiger will be an additional benefit.
During winter in Sylhet, the vast wetlands like Hail Haor, Hakaluki Haor, Tanguar Haor is crowded with a diverse range of migratory birds. Among these wetlands, Tanguar Haor is located in Sunamganj District (northeast of Bangladesh) covering an area of about 100km2 of which 2,802.36 ha2 is wetland. With a unique ecosystem, it includes more than hundred resident birds and many more seasonal species of bird.
Lawachara National Park, located at Kamalganj Upazila, Maulvi Bazar District in the northeastern region of the country, is a major national park and nature reserve in Bangladesh. Biological diversity is a strong aspect of Lawachara National Park. The wildlife in Lawachara includes nearly 460 species of which nearly 250 are bird species.
A little far from the maddening crowd of Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University is a bird sanctuary for seasonal migratory birds. Each year thousands of bird watchers gather in this university. It takes only an hour from the Dhaka city to Jahangirnagar University by car or bus.
Now you already know why Bangladesh is a heaven for birdwatchers from all around the world. All you need is just a pair of binoculars, a sturdy pair of hiking shoes, and a lot of patience.