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About Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary (CKBS)

A Statue at CKBS
       Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary is popularly known as protected area reputated for its extensive variety of birds, butterflies, epiphytes, ferns and orchids. It is located very close to the metropolis Kolkata. This small sanctuary  spread over 17 acres is a kin drive to the south of Kolktata. It's native name was 'Kayaler Bagan'. The area was originally proclaimed as a sanctuary in 1982 but converted after Govt. of West Bengal possed at a significant cost in October 2005. Noted artist Chintamoni Kar who, along with local people and NGO's, fought for decades to obtain wildlife sanctuary status for 'Kayaler Bagan'. It was later renamed as Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary









Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary ( CKBS)



Chintamani kar bird sanctuary ckbs front gate map
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary Map #Mrinmoy

GENERAL DETAILS:

Type : Bird Sanctuary
Local name: Kayaler Bagan or Kayal-r-Bagan
Area: 17 acre (extended)
Popularity : Well known
Country : India
City: Kolkata
Recognized as sanctuary by: Govt. of West Bengal
Established year: 1982
Lattirude: 22 25' 45'' N
Longitude: 88 24' 4'' E
Climate: Sunny and humid
Temperature: 28 - 37 Degree C (Summer)
                     13 - 30 Degree C (Winter)
Rainfall : High rainfall in the monsoon
Wind: Wind movement is normal excluding some cases.
Humidity : MAX: 91% MIN: 57%
ADDRESS :
Hogulkuria Rajpur Rd,Narendrapur, 24Pgs(South), West Bengal,India


Simple Map of CKBS
Satelite Map of CKBS
             
















VISITING HOURS : 7.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M



FEES:  As applicable & notified from time to time. *Rs. 50 per head ( According to visit @13.02.14)


PERMISSION: Permissions need to be taken from the office of DFO 24 parganas (South) or from the entry gate.


HISTORY:
 Chintamani kar bird Sanctuary was raised to the status "Abhyaranya" or "Sanctuary" in year 1982. Openning it for public was a challenge to Govt. of West Bengal, who took the initiative to make it for public. They acquired lands from private owner at a good cost and announced the area as Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary.in 8th September 2004. Later it was renamed to Chintamani kar bird Sanctuary in 21 October 2005. Renowned artist Chintamani kar fought to keep the status "Kayaler Bagan" for the sanctuary.


TRANSPORT:

The nearest landmark is Narendrapur which is in 15 km from Sealdah and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is connected by road to Garia and the EM Bypass. It is 20 km from howrah railway station. 


HOW TO REACH: 

Nearest most popular place is Garia. Buses and auto-rickshaws are available from Garia. Buses or taxies from Sealdah or Howrah Railway station to Garia are enough. Hiring a auto or taxi from Garia to reach CKBS takes 5 minute. From Behala, you have to pick Behala - Garia Auto from Behala Tram Depo. CKBS can be reached from Garia No 5 Bus Stand (a well-known area of South Kolkata) by auto or private buses on route 80, 80A & 80B and Mini Bus 113 to get down at Narendrapur Rathtala. From there, take the right lane to reach in front of the sanctuary (only 150m) in 3 minutes time (by walking).
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary is located in south 24-Parganas of West Bengal to the west if Netaji subhash Road connecting Garia with Baruipur in the Rajpur area in southern kolkata. This sanctuary is close to Ramkrishna mission Insttitute, Narendrapur. The entrance is short walk (150 meters) from the Rathtala bus stop. The distance from Ruby General Hospital is about 10 Km. 

DO's AND DONT's

1. Do not litter or carry plastic inside the area.

2. Do observe silence. Carrying or playing transistors or loud musical equipment inside the sanctuary is prohibited.
3. Do not us the sanctuary as a picnic spot-it has been created to preserve and observe Nature.
4. Do keep to the trails. It is unsafe to move into the overgrown areas.
5. Do keep your mobile phones in 'Silent mode' when inside the Sanctuary.
6. In no way disturb the birds or other wildlife by any act which include approaching near the nests, chasing birds for photography etc.

ACCOMODATION
There are no lodging facilities at the Bird Sanctuary. It is best for day trips and it is preferable to take your own food.
NOTE ABOUT CKBS
* Earlier the place was bit popular as picnic spot in name of Kayalar bagan.

The  Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary  used to be an old abandoned orchard and the area surrounding it is a mix of orchards, bamboo brakes, waterbodies and wasteland. The orchard originally covered 27 acres but had shrunk to 17 acres by the time it was acquired. Enormous mango trees dominate the landscape of the sanctuary and are interspersed with jackfruit, coconut palm, tamarind, guava, ficus and others trees. A new bamboo plantation has been started to attract dependent species.


BIODIVERSITY:
 Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary ckbs M.Sc. batch 2014
M.Sc. 2014 Team from Andrews College, Garia
Forest species are commonly found in the  Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, and include Black-naped Monarch, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Orange-headed Thrush, White-throated Fantail, Crested Serpent Eagle, Large-tailed Nightjar, Ashy Woodswallow, Lineated Barbet and Greater Flameback. Rarities include Tickell’s Thrush, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Slaty-legged Crake, Eurasian Woodcock, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Scaly Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, Little Spiderhunter and Blue-throated Flycatcher. The recently rediscovered Large-billed Reed Warbler was found at the edges of the Sanctuary. In addition, the sanctuary also hosts some small wildlife - namely jungle cat, civet cat, monitor lizard, jackal and others. (Source: Internet)



BIRDS OBSERVED AT CKBS
It is a house of many common birds of kolkata, few rare birds as well as passage migrant. During March - april, you can find nesting of few birds on the tree top. The place shyamkhola houses good number of migratory birds during winter - like cotton teal, phesant tailed jacana, gadwall, pintail as well as lesser whistling teal. (Bengalbirds.info)
SR NO
COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME
ORDER
FAMILY
1
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis(Linnaeus1758)
2
Indian Pond Heron
Ardeola grayii(Sykes, 1832)
3
White-breasted Waterhen
Amaurornis phoenicurusPennant, 1769
4
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus(Linnaeus, 1758)
5
Bronze-winged Jacana
Metopidius indicus(Latham, 1790)
for rest of the list click here


SPIDERS OBSERVED AT CKBS

SL.NO.
FAMILY
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF SPIDERS
COMMON NAME
1.
Araneidae
Argiope pulchella
Garden Spider or Signature Spider
2.
Araneidae
Cyclosa sp.
“Imitation Spider’
3.
Araneidae
Cyrtarachne keralayensis
Grass Jewel Spider
4.
Araneidae
Eriovixia sp.
Lagalaisei’s Garden Spider
5.
Araneidae
Araneus mitificus
Kidney Garden Spider
for rest of the list click here

DRAGONFLIES OBSERVED AT CKBS

1. Scarlet Marsh Hawk
2. Ditch Jewel
DAMSELFLIES OBSERVED AT CKBS

1. Coromondel Marsh Dart
2. Blue Grass Dartlet

MAMALS OBSERVED AT CKBS

1. Three-striped Palm Squirel (In Bengali: Kathberali)

REPTILES OBSERVED AT CKBS

1. Buff-stripped Keelback (In Bengali: Hele Saap)
2. Vine Snake (In Bengali: Laudaga Saap)
3. Water Monitor Lizard (In Bengali: Goshaap)

CURRENT THREATS TO CKBS

Road extension threat to bird havenThe forest department has raised serious objections to the Kamalgazi-Baruipur extension of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass along either side of the Adi Ganga, as it would transgress a portion of the ecologically sensitive Chintamoni Kar sanctuary, better known as Koyaler Bagan, in Narendrapur. The 19-km road, which will take a lot of pressure off Netaji Subhas Bose Road, is likely to take away a part of the land stretching from daag 2140 to daag 2903. Our apprehension is that a lot of very old trees, which have been home to numerous migratory and indigenous birds, may be felled. The ecological loss will be irreparable in such circumstances. The sanctuary is situated at the very critical juncture of the land to be utilised for a twolane high-speed corridor. It is only 2.5 km away from Kamalgazi. The road for Baruipur-bound vehicles from Kamalgazi will require this land. The road for Garia-bound vehicles on the other bank of Adi Ganga faces no such problem. The work is progressing at a very high speed and the axe on the forest can come down any day. Besides felling of trees, the boundary fencing has to be relocated. .


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Written by Mrinmoy

Mrinmoy is a student blogger, who started blogging from his school life at 13 years old. He do post on educational things as well as on various triks and tips of internet.

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  2. Had a very bad experience. No where the timings of ticket counter is mentioned. We reached at 4.05pm sharp on 24th October but we were refused and not given tickets, while it is mentioned that the sanctuary is open till 5.00pm. This is not acceptable and it is advisabl to improve the services as soon as possible.

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  3. Had a very bad experience. No where the timings of ticket counter is mentioned. We reached at 4.05pm sharp on 24th October but we were refused and not given tickets, while it is mentioned that the sanctuary is open till 5.00pm. This is not acceptable and it is advisabl to improve the services as soon as possible.

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  4. Well i have to say i was sure disappointed by the place because there was nothing much frankly...the entry fees was way above what it deserves..rs 50....botanical garden is 270 acres and it takes 20 per head while this former orchard situated beside civilization...like the people living in the bungalows can easily shoot photos from there roof tops..only 17 acres of forest...poor maintenance..no need to even buy a ticket...we discovered the sanctuary was so poorly bounded that we got out from within the wired fence and got in too without any soul noticing..not worth it got too less shots...but some interesting ones though..

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