Jatinga Bird Mystry, where birds commit suicide, Assam, DIMA HASAO

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Jatinga, famous for the phenomenon of birds “committing suicide”, is located on a spur of the Haflong ridge, the head quarter of the district.  It itself is an offshoot of the main ridge of the Borail range. It is centrally located at the junction of the roads leading to Haflong, Lumding and Silchar. Here the mist & fog lie like a veil around the beautiful face of the damsel from September to November. During these late monsoon months, mysterious behaviour of birds takes place. However, some other conditions are also necessary for the phenomenon to occur.  The air must be foggy, cloudy or misty. If there is slight rain, it would be even better. The wind must be from south to north. It should be moonless dark nights. And the best time is between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. 

Situated 9 km from Haflong town, Jatinga Hill Station bedecked with blue vanda orchids is famous for its mass bird suicides. From August to November, ornithologists and birders visit Jatinga to observe the phenomenon of migratory birds hurtling themselves to their imminent death.


Jatinga Hill Station

Haflong town




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