Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger.

Simon Carter visited Bangladesh in 2012 (read his report at surfbirds). He visited the wetlands and forests in the north-east, Hatiya Island (a a major wintering site for Indian Skimmer), Sonardia Island (for wintering Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Teknaf and the Sunderbans (for Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger and Masked Finfoot) in the south.

Lawachara National Park, a superb sub-tropical lowland forest in the north-east is an excellent place to see primates, in particular the endangered Western Hoolock Gibbon. Other species also seen were Northern Pig-tailed Macaques, Phayre's Leaf Monkey and Capped Languars.

Masked Finfoot

Masked Finfoot © Rob Hutchinson

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Bangladesh - 13th November - 19th December 2012 , author Simon Carter (added February 10, 2013)
(Hatiya Island, Lawachara, Baikka Beel, Sonardia Island, Sunderbans, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann's Greenshank, Masked Finfoot)

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