Bordoibam Bilmukh

Bird Sanctuary

Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

Bordoibam-Bilmukh is a large freshwater lake that was created during the great earthquake of 1950. It was part of the River Subansiri, which now flows 7 km away from the lake. The Sanctuary is 50 km from Lakhimpur, the district headquarters, and 455 km from Guwahati. A large number of migratory waterfowl are seen in winter while some globally threatened species such as the Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus are seen all over the year. The wetland is fringed by tall emergent vegetation, mainly Arundo donax, where the Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis was not uncommon some years ago. However, the grassland has been destroyed by villagers, so this bird is now rarely seen. The typical aquatic, floating and emergent vegetation of wetlands is seen in this wetland also. In the drying and dried up part, Arundo donax dominates along with sedges. A few Barringtonia acutangula trees are found on the fringes.

More than 165 bird species have been recorded. Besides the Lesser Adjutant, there are some records of Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius. Pallas?s Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus is another globally threatened species seen here. It is of great conservation concern, as this large raptor requires undisturbed wetlands. The Bordiobam wetland is known as a breeding ground of the Large Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor, Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio, Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus, White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus and Watercock Gallicrex cinerea. Although this IBA does not support more than 20,000 birds, it has great potential as a major waterfowl sanctuary of Assam. It has been selected on the basis of the endangered species found here.

Visit Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) can be visited From October to March.
The nearest Airport to Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Lakhimpur Airport.. It is approximatly 54 KM away.
The nearest Train Station to Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Gogamukh. It is approximatly 14 KM away.
The nearest Bus Station to Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is . It is approximatly KM away.

Bordoibuam-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is under the juridiction of . Their contact number as per our record is .


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