Buxa Tiger Reserve
Was set up in the year of 1982-83 at the north eastern corner of West Bengal
bordering Bhutan and Assam. This picturesque reserve with its proigous Terai, Bhabar as
well as Hilly landscape, is desected by numorous revulets. Its delared a National Park in
The varitable flora and fauna of these wet forests having an annual downpour
exceeding 5000 mm, attracts tourists and nature lovers every year. This part of the
country is characterised by its high degree of plant & animal bio-diversity where 60%
species are endemic to the area. The Generic diversity of mammals is second highest among
all the tiger reserves of India. Astonishing bio-diversity of animals comprise of a reach
avifauna of more than 230 identified species, 67 mammals (out of which 21 are endangered),
36 species of reptiles (10 numbers are endangered). Apart from Bengal Tiger the flagship
species, there are plenty of Leopard, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Indian Civet,
Palm Civet, Wild Dogs, Malayan Gaint Squirrels, Mangooses, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Small
Clawes Otter, Chital, Sambar, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Buffalo, 3 varieties of
Pythons, Monitor Lizard and a host of land tortoises. A number of animals like Chinese
Pangolin. Regal Python (reticulate) Clouded Leopard are endemic to the region.
The Avifauna is rich in both endemic as well as migratory species. The swift rivers of
Rydak and Jainti are visited by Trans Himalayan Migratory Goosanders, the beautiful Ibis
Bill, resident Fork-tails, varieties of Red-stars, Wag-tails, the Narathali Lake is
visited by migratory Common Teal, Gargani Teal, Large Whistling Teal, White Eyed Poachared
etc. The Hornbills including greater Pied Hornbill abound the area. One of the rarest bird
of India the Black-necked Crane has been sighted in the Reserve during the early winter.
The migratory beautiful Black Stork is a visitor of the area. The monsoon ends and
beautiful Minivets, Sultan tits arrive, during summer rare Ashyminivet is also sighted.