Bhitarkanika, Chilka And Mangalajodi BNHS Camp
Bhitarkanika is a rich, green and luxuriant ecosystem, it is one of the best places to see the Estuarine Crocodile basking languidly along the banks as your boat steers lazily across the water.
Known to be home to more than 200 species of birds, one can spot seven species of kingfishers here, namely Common, Pied, Black-capped, Brown-winged, Stork-billed, White-throated and Collared.
Mangalajodi Bird Sanctuary: The marshy waters of the Northern Banks of the Chilika Lake are home to a whole array of birds. Mangalajodi which has been declared as an Important Bird Area (IBA) is a treat for birders and photographers alike. Boat rides through the marshes can get you up-close to birds like Baillon’s Crake, Wood Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Streaked Weaver, Grey-headed Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruddy Shelduck, Comb Duck, and Plaintive Cuckoo. Chilika Lake: Chilika, India’s largest brackish-water lake is home to a whole array of birds.
During this season one can see huge flocks of waterfowl; birds like Fulvous Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Spot-billed Pelican, Northern Shoveller, Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Tufted Duck, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Great White Pelican, Osprey, and White-bellied Sea-eagle. Dates: February 18-22, 2015. Charges: Rs. 19,800/- Members and 21,000/- Non-members (ex-Bhubaneshwar), Registration: Hornbill House 22871202 / 22821811 or