Bardoibam Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary
An ideal habitat for many different species birds, this is the third wildlife santuary primarily for conservation of birds.It was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1996 by the Gov. of Assam.It covers parts of both Lakhimpur & Dhemaji districts of Assam.It comes under the the Ghilamora revenue circle of Dhakuakhana subdivision.
The sanctuary has a total area of 11.25 sq. Km & situated at a hieght of 50-55 m from the sea level.It is located between 27°20′ North Latitude & 94°20′ East Latitude.
The annual temperature in the santuary varies between maximum of 35° C & minimum of 11° C. It receives an annual rainfall of 3000-3500 mm with relative humidity of 93%.
Bardoibam Beelmukh is very important habitat for many wild birds.Among other species found here are 11 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles, 8 species of amphibians & 42 species of different fishes.
So far approx 181 species of birds have been recorded.This figure includes several migratory winter visitors. Among the numerous birds found here, some are Little Grebe, Large Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Spotbilled Pelican, Indian Shag, Darter, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Pond Heron, Night Heron, Little Egret, Chestnut Bittern, Openbilled Stork, Greater Adjutant Strok, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Grey Lag Goose, Cotton Teal,Brahminy Duck, Purple Moorhen, Swamp Patridge, Blackheaded Oriole, Wagtail, Indian River Tern, Drongo, Indina Roller, Pied Myna,Bulbul etc.
The vegetation of the santuary is dominated by aquatic flora.Apart from this it shows the presence of other semi-aquatic flora, climbers, & trees which usually grows near water-bodies.
Best time to Visit
November to March
How to reach
Gogamukh is just 8 Km from the sanctuary.
There is one Inspection Bunglow in Bordoibam, one tourist lodge at Gogamukh.There is one another Inspection Bunglow at Ghilamara which is 10 Km from Bardoibam.
Divisional Forest Officer
Western Assam Wildlife Division
Dolabari, Tezpur, Assam
Dist. Dhemaji (Assam)