According to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), India has about 72 bird sanctuaries and about 1210 bird species. Here we listed 66 bird sanctuaries of India.
What is Bird Sanctuary?
• Bird sanctuaries are nature facilities that advocate for the conservation of different species of birds and their natural habitats while promoting rehabilitation and survival.
List of Bird Sanctuary in India
|Sl No||Name||Location (District/ Nearest city)||State|
|1||Atapaka /Kolleru Bird Sanctuary||Eluru||Andhra Pradesh|
|2||Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary||Tirupati||Andhra Pradesh|
|3||Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary||Tirupati||Andhra Pradesh|
|4||Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary||Nellore||Andhra Pradesh|
|5||Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary||Uppalapadu||Andhra Pradesh|
|6||Kondakarla Ava Bird Sanctuary||Visakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh|
|7||Nagi Dam Bird Sanctuary||Jamui||Bihar|
|8||Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary||Najafgarh||Delhi|
|9||Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary||Panaji||Goa|
|10||Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary||Jamnagar||Gujarat|
|11||Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary||Kutch||Gujarat|
|12||Kutch Bustard Sanctuary||Jamnagar||Gujarat|
|13||Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary||Ahmedabad||Gujarat|
|14||Porbandar Bird Sanctuary||Porbandar||Gujarat|
|16||Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary||Jhajjar||Haryana|
|17||Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary||Jhajjar||Haryana|
|18||Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary||Gurugram||Haryana|
|19||Attiveri Bird Sanctuary||Uttara Kannada||Karnataka|
|20||Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary||Haveri||Karnataka|
|21||Bonal Bird Sanctuary||Bonal||Karnataka|
|22||Gudavi Bird Sanctuary||Shimoga||Karnataka|
|23||Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary||Mandya||Karnataka|
|24||Magadi Bird Sanctuary||Gadag||Karnataka|
|25||Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary||Shimoga||Karnataka|
|27||Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary||Mandya||Karnataka|
|28||Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary||Malappuram||Kerala|
|29||Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary||Kottayam||Kerala|
|30||Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary||Kochi||Kerala|
|32||Thattekad Bird Sanctuary||Kothamangalam||Kerala|
|33||Mayani Bird Sanctuary||Mayani||Maharashtra|
|34||Karnala Bird Sanctuary||Karnala, Navi Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|35||Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary||Solapur||Maharashtra|
|36||Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary||Saitual||Mizoram|
|37||Chilika Lake||Puri, Khurda, Ganjam||Odisha|
|38||Keoladeo National Park||Bharatpur||Rajasthan|
|39||Tal Chhapar Sanctuary||Churu||Rajasthan|
|40||Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary||Ramanathapuram||Tamil Nadu|
|41||Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary||Mudukulathur |
|42||Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary||Tirunelveli||Tamil Nadu|
|43.||Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary||Point Calimere||Tamil Nadu|
|44||Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary||Kanyakumari||Tamil Nadu|
|45||Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary||Tiruvarur||Tamil Nadu|
|46||Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary||Chengalpattu||Tamil Nadu|
|47||Vellode Birds Sanctuary||Erode||Tamil Nadu|
|48||Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary||Sivaganga||Tamil Nadu|
|49||Karikili Bird Sanctuary||Kancheepuram||Tamil Nadu|
|50||Sarsai Nawar Wetland||Etawah||Uttar Pradesh|
|51||Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary||Gonda||Uttar Pradesh|
|52||Haiderpur Wetland||Muzaffarnagar & Bijnor||Uttar Pradesh|
|53||Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary||Kannauj||Uttar Pradesh|
|54||Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary||Nawabganj||Uttar Pradesh|
|55||Okhla Sanctuary||Gautam Buddh Nagar||Uttar Pradesh|
|56||Patna Bird Sanctuary||Etah district||Uttar Pradesh|
|57||Saman Bird Sanctuary||Mainpuri||Uttar Pradesh|
|58||Samaspur Bird Sanctuary||Raebareli||Uttar Pradesh|
|59||Sandi Bird Sanctuary||Hardoi||Uttar Pradesh|
|60||Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary||Kolkata||West Bengal|
|61||Kulik Bird Sanctuary||Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur||West Bengal|
|62||Rasikbill Bird Sanctuary||Cooch Behar||West Bengal|
|63||Thasrana Bird Sanctuary |
|64||Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary||Dakpathar||Uttarakhand|
|65||Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary||Nashik||Maharashtra|
|66||Hokera Wetland||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir (union territory)|
Which is the largest bird sanctuary in India?
• Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is considered to be the largest in India.
• Now, It is known as Keoladeo National Park.
• The area of the sanctuary is around 1.30 km.
• The sanctuary is located in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India,
• It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971.
• Also, it was designated as a National Park on 10 March 1982.
• It is also a World Heritage Site.
• On 1981, It was declared a Ramsar site under the Wetland Convention.
Which is the first bird sanctuary in India?
• Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is the first and oldest bird sanctuary in India.
• It is located in the Madurantakam taluk of the Chengalpattu District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
• More than 40,000 birds from different parts of the world, visit the sanctuary every year during the migratory season.
Famous Ramsar Wetland Bird Sanctuaries in India
♠ The following bird sanctuaries are listed in the Ramsar Wetlands Convention.
• Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary (Uttarakhand)
• Karikilli bird sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Point calimere wildlife and bird sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Ranganathituu Bird Sanctuary (Karnataka)
• Vellode Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
• Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary (Haryana)
• Saman Bird Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh)
• Samaspur Bird Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh)
• Sandi Bird Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh)
• Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh)
• Bakhira Bird Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh)
• Khijadia Bird Sanctuary (Gujarat)
• Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary (Gujarat)
• Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary (Gujarat)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Bird Sanctuary in India
Q1. Which is the largest bird sanctuary in India?
Answer: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Q2. In which state of India is Bharatpur bird sanctuary?
Answer: Rajasthan, India
Q3. How many bird sanctuaries are in India?
Answer: 72 Bird Sanctuaries
Q4. Which is the first bird sanctuary in India?
Answer: Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
Q5. Ghana bird sanctuary is located in which state of India?
Answer: Rajasthan (Keoladeo Ghana National Park)
Q6. Which is the oldest water bird sanctuary in India?
Ans. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
• The Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary was established in 1936.
Q7. Which bird sanctuary in India is famous for Indian bustard?
Answer: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
Q8. The kolleru bird sanctuary is located in which state of India?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh
Q9. Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is located in which state of India?