The Satchhari National Park at Chunarughat in Habignaj is a top attraction for nature lovers. The best time to visit the park is from January to March as the mandar (erythrina) blooms give the forest an orange hue at this time of the year.
The journey to the 160-kilometre-away destination from Dhaka is an enjoyable one across tea gardens.
Once you enter the park with a Tk 20 ticket, you can get on the watch tower inside to see the whole of the forest. Various kinds of parrot, myna, bulbul and bee-eater will sooth your eye.
Vernal hanging parrots perched on and about to take flight around erythirna blooms. Unlike other birds the vernal hanging parrots sip honey hanging upside down of a branch.
A pair of blossom-headed parakeets perched on an erythirna branch.
A little spider hunter with its long beak about to collect honey from a flower.
A blue-bearded bee-eater on a branch. The bee eaters are common in the deep forest, but during this period of the year they are seen at the Satchhari park.
A red breasted parakeet perched on an erythrina branch. They are known for the sounds they make.
A golden fronted leaf bird perched on an erythrina branch at the park.
A chestnut tailed sterling perched on an erythrina branch. They make loud noise amid the forest across the day.
A pair of oriental white eye perched amid flowers.
A red-whiskered bulbul perched on an erythrina branch.
A black-crested bulbul perched on an erythrina branch.