40 Bird Sanctuaries to explore in India
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The Bakhira Bird Sanctuary is the largest natural flood plain wetland of India in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary was established in 1980. It is a vast stretch of water body expanding over an area of 29 km2. This is an important lake of eastern UP, which provides a wintering and staging ground for a number of migratory waterfowls and a breeding ground for resident birds.This is also used for farming activities as it is connected to Bakhira Canal which covers th
It was established as a Bird Sanctuary by the Government of India in 3rd June, 2009. Constructed to store the excess waters of the Jawaharlal Nehru canal at the time of power failure of Lift Canal System, the Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1074 acres. There are many reasons to visit Bhindawas, the main one being is, one can see acres of yellow mustard fields along the road to this wetland, also one can spot innumerable species of water birds flock near a canal .
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourist hotspot. Located in Unnao the bird sanctuary is engulfed by dense forests and is home to over 250 species of aviary creatures, which include domestic Indian birds as well as the birds that migrate to the sanctuary in the winter months like the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others.
Also known as Kayal-r Bagan famous for availability of a wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns, and orchids which is located very close to the metropolis Kolkata. the place is very calm and quiet and nowadays a lot of people come here to wander and explore this place.
The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, India, is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake. It is approximately three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary. Ornithologist Salim Ali, mentioned about 60 migratory birds that come all the way from Central Asia in winter and recorded around 106 species of resident birds.
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, home to a number of resident and migratory birds, is located in an area stretching up to 6.05 km. A birdwatchers paradise, it was officially declared as a sanctuary in May 1981. Construction of reclamation bunds, before Indian Independence, has led to the formation of two fresh water lakes. The bunds helped to prevent seepage of salty water into the soil and to store freshwater drained by Ruparel and Kalindri Rivers.
This is a sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh which covers 673 sq kilometers. It was established in the year 1999, under the wildlife protection act. The sanctuary protects part of the Kolleru Lake wetland, which gained Ramsar Convention for International importance in 2002.
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Champhai district in eastern Mizoram, northeast India. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. It was declared a protected area in 1999, and a national wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on 31 May 2001.