11 Least Popular but Must-Visit Bird Sanctuaries of The Country

While most of the land of know India is famous for Peacocks and Green Parrots,there are many other species of beautiful birds and many bird sanctuaries located all over the country. The list of most popular bird Sanctuaries and most visited bird sanctuaries in India are Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary,Sultanpur bird sanctuary,Salim Ali bird sanctuary and Kumarakom bird sanctuary.

Okhla Bird Sanctuary

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The Okhla barrage over Yamuna River is famous as Okhla Bird Sanctuary situated in Noida and known as a haven for bird species, especially waterbirds. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is home to over 300 species of birds and the large lake created by dam is most prominent feature of the sanctuary.

Najafgarh Drain Bird Sanctuary

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Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary and wetland ecosystem is several kilometres drain and this area is very important habitat to migratory waterbirds along with important wildlife habitat . The Najafgarh drain is another name for the River Sahibi,famous for its wetland ecosystem, waterbirds and wildlife.

Atapaka Bird Sanctuary

Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is located on the Kolleru Lake, one of the India’s Ramsar Site and wet land marsh habitat is spread across two districts Krishna and West Godavari. Kolleru Lake is visited by an estimated 2,00,000 birds such as  Painted Storks,Northern Shovelers and Red-crested Pochards.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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The bird sanctuary is a popular destination for avid bird-watchers in the Mumbai area and home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds. Rare birds such as Ashy Minivet, three toed kingfisher and Malabar Trogon are also spotted here.

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

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Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is haven for birds and home to 300 varieties of migratory birds, located in Jamnagar of Gujarat. The sanctuary is known for its unique habitat of  fresh water lakes, salt and freshwater marshlands and also has a beautiful and bio-diversified coral reef.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

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The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is known as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India and the region is an evergreen low-land forest near to Periyar River. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is home to Indian Pitta,Oriental Darter,Yellow-browed Bulbul,Collared Scops Owl and other several species of birds.

Bonal Bird Sanctuary

The Bonal Bird Sanctuary is the second largest bird sanctuary in the state of Karnataka, The bird sanctuary and wetland is home to around 21 species of birds including the most beautiful purple heron, white-necked stork, white and black ibis.

Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary

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Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary is the largest reserve for breeding water birds in South India and actively protected and managed by the Koonthankulam village community. More than 43 species of resident and migratory water birds visit here every year from different countries such as Bar-headed Goose,White stork and Coot.

Nalbana Bird Sanctuary

Nalbana Island of Chilika Lake is the core area of the Ramsar designated wetlands of Chilika, located at the center of the lake. Some of the rare birds reported in the lake are Pallas’s Fish-eagles,Asiatic Dowitchers and very rare migrant Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary

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Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary is famous for the birds along with availability of wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns and orchids. List of Common Birds are Indian Pond Heron,Asian Koel,Brown Fish Owl and Stork-billed Kingfisher.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

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The avian population in Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary comprises a mix of residents as well as migratory birds, located in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary gives protection for 250 species of migratory birds.