Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the wildlife sanctuaries in Andhra Pradesh located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. It is approximately 20 km away from Kakinada. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary was started in the year 1978 which is established by Government of Andhra Pradesh on July 5,1978. At present, it is under the governance of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. The Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary spreads an area of about 235.7 sq km in the marshlands formed due to the rivers and their branch flowing through the sanctuary. Most of the sanctuary was covered by backwater of mangrove forest. The Sanctuary is renowned as one of the largest surviving patch of Mangrove forest in Andhra Pradesh.
It is the second largest stretch of mangrove forest in India with 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species. Coringa is famous for its saltwater crocodiles and various salt-tolerant species of flora like Avincinia, Rhizophora et cetera that it homes. The region also sees heavy growth of herbs and shrubs.
ALSO SEE :
Best Time To Visit Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
The climate is mostly hot and humid with temperature going as high as 47 degrees Celcius during summer months of May to June and falling to 14 degrees Celcius during winter months, from December to January. It is preferable to visit Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary anytime between October to May.
Fauna In Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a house to many endangered species of animals like the long-billed vulture, white backed vulture.Oriental white ibis, Painted stork and spot-billed pelican. Almost 120 different species of birds have made this sanctuary their home among which some of the most common ones are the pied kingfisher, black-capped kingfisher, small blue kingfisher, pond heron, grey heron, reef heron, night heron, crow pheasant and so on.