Bird sanctuaries in India – Ornithologist’s paradise

Bird SanctuarBird Sanctuaries in Indiaies in India are the superb and favorite places for all the Ornithologists. Most of the bird lovers come here to explore different varieties of birds. Here, you would be able to discover several domestic and migratory birds which are available in various bird sanctuaries such as Mayani bird sanctuary, Porbandar bird sanctuary, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Nawabganj bird sanctuary etc. All such wonderful sanctuaries can be explored in various states of the country viz. Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan and lots more.

Now, we will talk about some splendid bird sanctuaries in India:

Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

Located: Porbandar district of Gujarat

Famous for: Avian varieties

Domestic birds: Coot, Gull, Pintail, Ibis, Pelicans, Spoonbill, Red Shank, Jacanas, Avocet, Tern, Little Cormorants, Egret, Little Grebe, Heron, Shoveller, Whistling Teal Pintails, Ruffs, Heron.

Migratory birds: Waterfowl and Flamingos.

Best time to visit: From October to March.

Getting there:

By Air: Nearest airport is at Porbandar, around 5 km.

By Rail: Nearest railway Station is at Porbandar, about 5 km.

Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is the superb park for all the bird watchers.

Mayani Bird Sanctuary

Located: Satara district of Maharashtra

Famous for: Thrilling bird species

Domestic birds: Stork, Northern Shoveler, Kingfishers etc.

Migratory birds: Brahminy Ducks, Coot, Painted Storks, Black Ibis, Common Spoon Bills, Flamingoes.

Best time to visit: From November to January.

Getting there:

By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai airport.

By Rail: Nearest rail junction is at Satara.

Mayani Bird Sanctuary

Mayani Bird Sanctuary is the awesome bird park for all the ornithologists.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Located: Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh

Famous for: Exotic bird species

Domestic birds: Indian Moorhen, Koel, Dove, Egret, Indian Roller, Sarus Crane, Painted Stork, Peacock, White Ibis, Whistling teal, Open Billed Stork, White Necked Stork, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Bronze Winged Jacana, Purple Moorhen, Lapwing, Tern vulture, Pigeon, King Crow, Red Crested Pochard, Spoonbill, White Breasted Water Hen.

Migratory birds: Cotton Teal, Red-Crested Pochard, Greylag Goose, Pintail, Gadwall, Shoveler, Coot and Mallard.

Best time to visit: All over the year but the best season to watch migratory birds is from November to March.

Getting there:

By Air: Amausi airport around 45 km from Lucknow.

By Rail: 02 km from Kusumbi Junction.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for photography enthusiasts.

Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.


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