Raigunge Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Kulik Bird Sanctuary) is situated near Raigunge in Uttar Dinajpur district. The bird sanctuary is home to 164 species of birds, and some 70,000 to 80,000 migratory birds visit the sanctuary every year. Temperature (degrees Celsius) ranges from max. 25 to min. 21 in summer and max. 23 to min.9 in winter. Rainfall is around 1,550 mm (July to September)
The development of the area began in 1970, as part of the social forestry programme of the Government of West Bengal. It was officially designated as the "Raigunge Wildlife Sanctuary" in the year 1985. It is popularly known as Kulik Bird Sanctuary because the river Kulik flows beside the sanctuary. It is claimed by some to be the second largest bird sanctuary in Asia.
The area of the sanctuary is around 1.30 sq km. The core area is about 0.14 sq km and the rest is buffer area. The river flows around part of the sanctuary and acts as the boundary in its eastern and southern parts.
Nature Interpretation Centre During February, 2011 Nature Interpretation centre is an added feather to Raigunge Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is located 4 km north from the centre of Raigunge town, the district headquarter. NH 34 runs beside the sanctuary. Raigunge is 425 km from Kolkata and 181 km from Siliguri.