Kulik Bird sanctuary is situated at 4 km away from the main town of Raiganj in West Bengal, India. The sanctuary covers an area of 1.30 sq km, established in 1985. It has derived its name from the river Kulik, flows down from the sanctuary, an ideal home to the more than 164 species of residential and domestic birds.
The vegetation of the sanctuary includes dense, mangrove and evergreen forest cover such as;
Kadam, jarul, sisoo(Dalbergia sisoo) and eucalyptus which are classified as tropical dry deciduous. According to 2002, data, thee sanctuary became shelter to more than 80,000 migratory birds for instance Duck & cuckoo, owl, woodpeckers, king fisher, sparrow, bulbul, dove, drongoes, woodpeckers, kingfishers, owls, kites, flycatchers, egrets, open-bill storks, cormorants and night herons.
If you are a bird lover and want to see the diversity of Indian culture, Kulik bird Sanctuary is the best place for you. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is from November to March when it becomes centre of many endangered residential and migratory birds. Tourists, from all over the world, visit the sanctuary for bird viewing and as well as picnic programme.