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Kaziranga National Park is 430 sq km/166 sq miles of mixed habitat in the Assam area of Northeast India.

This variety of habitat is due, in part to the differences in altitude between different areas of the park. Habitat found here can include alluvial inundated grasslands, alluvial savanna woodlands, and tropical moist mixed deciduous and semi-evergreen forests.

In addition to a large number of bird species found here, this habitat also supports a range of plant life from that on the land to aquatic species. Animal life ranging from it's large number of Indian Rhinoceros, said to account for approximately 2/3 of it's world population to some of the other species of animals that might be encountered in the Park including the Hoolock Gibbon, Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, water buffalo and swamp deer.

It is now considered a Tiger Reserve in addition to being a National Park; it's designation as an IBA by Bird Life International, and designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [3][4][5]


Notable Species

Kaziranga National Park is a location with significant birding potential.

As many as 594 species have been reported as having been sighted here. Thirty-five species have been reported as globally threatened, 3 species reported as being endemic to the country/region, and 7 species reported, and 7 species considered as rare/accidental. [1] There are 21 eBird Hotspots located within the park. [2]

Assam, the area where Kaziranga National Park is located, has had as many as 696 species reported as sighted.[2]

Couple all this with it being a stop for migratory species from Central Asia, and a visitor can likely find themselves embarking on a birding trip with significant potential for good results.[3]


Species considered as rare/accidental here[1] could include the Tundra Swan, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Little Gull, Goliath Heron, Eastern Marsh-Harrier, Baikal Bush Warbler, and Richard's Pipit.


Birds you can see here include:

Graylag Goose, Northern Pintail, Blue-breasted Quail, Great Crested Grebe, Spotted Dove, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo, Savanna Nightjar, Alpine Swift, Crested Treeswift, Crested Treeswift, Watercock, Demoiselle Crane, Great Thick-knee, Pied Avocet, Ibisbill, Tibetan Sand Plover, Greater Painted-Snipe, Bronze-winged Jacana, Jack Snipe, Wood Sandpiper, Barred Buttonquail, Small Pratincole, Common Tern, Black Stork, Oriental Darter, Great Cormorant, Great White Pelican, Gray Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Eurasian Spoonbill, Short-toed Snake-Eagle, Shikra, Barn Owl,Dusky Eagle-Owl, Red-headed Trogon, Oriental Pied-Hornbill, Crested Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Lineated Barbet, Greater Flameback, Lesser Kestrel, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Indian Pitta, Large Cuckooshrike, Black-hooded Oriole, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Bronzed Drongo, Long-tailed Shrike, Large-billed Crow, Jerdon's Bushlark, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Spotted Bush Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Dusky Warbler, Gray-hooded Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Black-chinned Yuhina, Large Scimitar-Babbler, Indian Grassbird, Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush, Yellow-breasted Bunting

Other Wildlife

In addition to a large number of bird species here, a visitor might see the Indian Rhinoceros, Hoolock Gibbon, tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and swamp deer. [3]

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

The wide variety of bird species, available Hotspots, and other species of wildlife.

Access and Facilities

Consult a trusted travel professional for specific, up-to-date regarding travel to, and accommodations for, this area.


  1. Lepage D. (2020) Kaziranga National Park Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 29 October 2020
  2. eBird – Kaziranga National Park - https://ebird.org/region/IN-AS?yr=all
  3. Kaziranga National Park - https://www.kaziranga-national-park.com/
  4. Bird Life International - http://www.birdlife.org/
  5. UNESCO World Heritage Sites - https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

Recommended Citation


  1. Kaziranga National Park on OpenStreetMap
  2. Kaziranga National Park on Google Maps