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Bird Sanctuaries in India


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List of most famous Indian Bird Sanctuaries that are hosts of different classes of migratory and domestic birds. Bird watchers from around the world come to India to see them.

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Bird Sanctuaries in India

  1. 1. Bird Sanctuaries in India Complete Information For Bird Lovers Presented By: Shine Gold Tours India
  2. 2. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Area: 143 Sq Km Year Of Establishment: 1989 Temperatures: Max 45.50°C & Min 1.70°C Nearest Town: Gurgaon (15km) State: Haryana Best Time to Visit: December and January Birds Found : In winter Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary provides a picturesque panorama of migratory birds such as Siberian Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican, Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Wigeon, Black tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Starling, Bluethroat and Long billed Pipit. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has birds in summer too ,About 11 species of migratory birds such as Asian Koel, Black crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Comb duck, Blue cheeked Bee Eater, Blue-tailed Bee-Eater and Cuckoos come here.
  3. 3. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Area: 25 km² (9.65 square miles) Year Of Establishment: 1983 Temperatures: Ranging from 10 °C to 26 °C Nearest Town: Kothamangalam (13 km) State: Kerala Best Time to Visit: September to March Birds Found : Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Parakeet, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White-bellied Treepie, Nilgiri Flycatcher, Grey-headed Bulbul, Wynaad Laughingthrush, Rufous Babbler, Malabar Lark and Crimson-backed Sunbird, Red Spurfowl, White- bellied Woodpecker, Malabar Trogon, Brown-backed Needletail, Oriental Bay Owl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Black Baza, Malabar Whistling Thrush and Black- throated Munia
  4. 4. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Area: 2,873 hectare, 29 km2 Year Of Establishment: 1982 Temperatures: Min. 05 °C Max. 47 °C Nearest Town: Delhi Agra & Jaipur State: Rajasthan Best Time to Visit: October, February Birds Found : Pelicans, Cranes, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Pipits, Warblers, Wheatears, Wagtails, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks, Shanks, Painted storks, Pipits, White Ibis, Cormorants, Pale
  5. 5. Kinnerasani Bird Sanctuary Area: 635.40 Sq. Kms Year Of Establishment: Temperatures: Max 45 °C & Min 20°C Nearest Town: Paloncha State: Andhra Pradesh Best Time to Visit: June to October Birds Found : Baya Weaver, Black Bittern, Black Drongo, Black Ibis, Black-headed Cuckooshr, Chestnut-headed Bee-ea, Common Woodshrike (Tep) , Crested Serpent Eagle, Greenish Warbler Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Long-tailed Shrike ,Oriental Honey- buzzard, Red-headed Bunting (Em), Red-vented Bulbul, Ruddy Shelduck , Short- Toed Snake Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard
  6. 6. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Area: 2.246 Sq. Km Temperature Range: 45°C to 3°C State: Uttar Pradesh Best Time to Visit: November to March Birds Found : Graylag goose, pintail, cotton teal, red crested pochard, gadwall, shoveller, coot and mallard are some of the migratory flocking to the sanctuary. Among the local birds, one can behold potwill, sarus crane, painted stork, peacock, white ibis, dabchick, whistling teal, open billed stork, and white necked stork among others
  7. 7. Kawal Bird Sanctuary Area: 893 Sq. Km. Year Of Establishment :1964 Temperatures: Max 45 °C & Min 20°C Nearest Town: Adilabad(260-kms from Hyderabad) State: Andhra Pradesh Best Time to Visit: November To May Birds Found : Peacock, kites, eagles, partridges, quails, owls, vultures, pied horn bills, painted strokes, cocktails, love birds, Budgerigars, Ducks, Grey Pelicans, Rosy Pelicans, kingfishers, Mynahs and pigeons
  8. 8. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Area: 14 Acres Temperatures: Around 35 °C and in winters 22 °C Nearest Town: Kottayam (14km) State: Kerala Best Time to Visit: June to August and November to February Birds Found : Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons Water Ducks, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle, Mangrove Forests, Green Paddy Fields and Coconut Groves
  9. 9. Kaundinya Bird Sanctuary Area: 358 square kilometers Year Of Establishment: 1983 Temperatures: Max 45 °C & Min 15°C State: Andhra Pradesh Best Time to Visit: October To May Birds Found: The Grey Pelicans, Rosy Pelicans, Pied Horn Bills, Painted Storks, Peacocks, Ducks, Love Birds, Budgerigars and Cockatiels
  10. 10. Kolleru Bird Sanctuary Area: 673-sq-kms Year Of Establishment: November 1999 Temperatures: Max 45 °C & Min 15°C Nearest Town: Vijayawada Kaikaluru State: Andhra Pradesh Best Time to Visit: October to May Birds Found : Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Black winged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants Water birds which contain Garganys, ducks, Open bill storks, Herons, Flamingos & grey pelicans.
  11. 11. Porbandar Bird Sanctuary Area: 1 Sq. Km Temperature Range: 43°C to 12°C State: Gujarat Best Time to Visit: October to March Birds Found : flamingo, pelican, spoonbill, avocet, coot, pintail, little cormorant, little grebe, Indian roller, shoveller, ducks, geese, whistling teal, bittern, stork, heron, egret, ibis, gull, tern, jacanas, ruff, red shank
  12. 12. Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary Area: 0.67 Sq. Km Temperature Range: 35°C to 15°C State: Karnataka Best Time to Visit: June to November Birds Found : Painted storks, Asian openbill storks, common spoonbills, woolly-necked storks, black-headed ibis, white ibis, lesser whistling ducks, Indian shags, stork-billed kingfishers, egrets, cormorants, oriental darter, herons, great stone plovers, river terns and streak-throated swallows
  13. 13. Other Bird Sanctuaries in India Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary in Orissa State Mayani Bird Sanctuary in Maharashtra State Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat State
  14. 14. Thanks for Watching