Bird festival at Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, WB

A bird festival is going to be organized from February 20 in West Bengal. This bird festival is being organized for providing a chance to watch various birds and explore the forest.

Key Points

  • The 1st Mahananda Bird Festival will be organized at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal from February 20 to 23.
  • The festival will be organized by the Darjeeling Wildlife Division.
  • The participants and visitors of the festival will be taken to the popular birding spots like Latpanchor and Rongdong in addition to the birding trails within the forests.
  • During the festival, visitors and participants will also be able to explore the diverse landscapes of plains, rivers, hills, and forests.
  • Interested people can register online in order to participate in the festival. Registrations are available through and the last date of application is February 2.
  • There is a participation fee of Rs 5000 for the festival. This fee includes entry fee, lodging, fooding charges, etc.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary was started as a game sanctuary in the year 1955 and got the status of a sanctuary in 1959 for protecting the royal Bengal tiger and Indian bison. The sanctuary has over 300 species of birds.

The sanctuary has been entitled as an ‘important bird area’ due to efforts in the conservation of birds and their habitat.