Bird Sanctuaries in India [Updated]- SSC CGL/ Bank PO

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India is known for its rich biodiversity and is a home for more than 1200 species of birds including local as well as migrant birds. India has a total of over 57 bird sanctuaries. Apart from National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries, questions from this topic can also be asked in the exam. And, it has been noticed that questions from this topic have been asked in the past. So, it is very important that you take care of everything that is important from the exam point of view. This topic is important especially for exams like UPSC, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, and Railways.

Some very important Bird Sanctuaries in India:

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park is located in Rajasthan. Birds of Bharatpur sanctuary are one of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan apart from the Great Thar Desert, Big forts and beautiful lakes. It is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a protected sanctuary.  This avifauna sanctuary in Rajasthan has over 360 species of birds.

Apart from different species of birds, Bharatpur Sanctuary is also known for the animal species including, Sambar, Nilgai, Boar, and Chital.  Birds found in this Sanctuary are: Various species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, buntings, larks, and pipits.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird reserve in India. It is situated in Gurgaon, Haryana. This is a home to over 250 species of local and migratory birds where hundreds of migratory bird species visit here every year. Various nomadic birds fly here from, Turkey, Siberia, Russia, and Eastern Europe.

The type of birds that can be found here are Black-necked stork, cattle egret, laughing dove Indian roller, white-throated kingfisher, great egret, red collared dove, red wattled lapwing, rock pigeon, rose-ringed parakeet, common mynah, and little egret. Along with beautiful birds The Sultanpur National Park also known for its rich variety of wild animals and flying predators 

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa

Salim Ali bird sanctuary has been named after the eminent ornithologist Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali. This is home to varieties of local and migratory birds. It is located in Chorao Island, Goa. It is one of the smallest bird sanctuaries where you can spot flying Sparrows, Beautiful peafowl, Parrots, pelican, Indian giant squirrel and other rare species of fauna. Beyond the Beaches of Goa, Salim Ali bird sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions in Goa. The Birds that are found here are Cormorants, Malabar trogons, Drongos, kingfishers, sandpipers, woodpeckers, white egrets, purple herons, curlews, mynahs, and kites

In Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, you can not only watch the various species of birds but also includes jackals, foxes, Mudskipper fish and Marsh crocodiles.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is also known as Vembanad bird sanctuary is a major tourist attraction. It is situated in Kerala, near to the famous Vembanad lake. It is a home of various migratory birds for example Wood Beetle, Flycatcher, Teal Stork, , Siberian, Crane and Parrots Another than this some of the famous bird sanctuaries in Kerala are Mangalavanam and Thattekkad bird sanctuary.

List of Bird Sanctuaries in India

Andhra Pradesh Atapaka Bird Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary
Delhi Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary
Goa Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary
Gujarat Wachana Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Gujarat Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Thol Lake
Haryana Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Haryana Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary
Himachal Pradesh Gamgul
Karnataka Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Bankapura
Karnataka Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
Karnataka Bonal Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Kaggaladu
Karnataka Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Puttenahalli Lake (Yelahanka)
Karnataka Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Pathiramanal
Kerala Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Maharashtra Mayani Bird Sanctuary
Maharashtra Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Maharashtra Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Maharashtra Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary
Mizoram Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha Chilika Lake
Rajasthan Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Vellode Birds Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Bakhira Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Thasrana Bird Sanctuary (Dhanauri Wetlands)
Uttar Pradesh Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Okhla Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Patna Bird Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Saman Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Samaspur Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Sandi Bird Sanctuary
West Bengal Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
West Bengal Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary

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