List of Bird sanctuary in India 2022

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According to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), India has about 72 bird sanctuaries and 1210 bird species. Here, we listed 66 bird sanctuaries in India.

What is a 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 NoNameLocation (District/ Nearest city)State
1Atapaka /Kolleru  Bird SanctuaryEluruAndhra Pradesh
2Nelapattu Bird SanctuaryTirupatiAndhra Pradesh
3Pulicat Lake Bird SanctuaryTirupatiAndhra Pradesh
4Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife SanctuaryNelloreAndhra Pradesh
5Uppalapadu Bird SanctuaryUppalapaduAndhra Pradesh
6Kondakarla Ava Bird SanctuaryVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
7Nagi Dam Bird SanctuaryJamuiBihar
8Najafgarh drain bird sanctuaryNajafgarh Delhi
9Najafgarh Drain Bird SanctuaryPanajiGoa
10Gaga Wildlife SanctuaryJamnagarGujarat
11Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary KutchGujarat
12Kutch Bustard Sanctuary JamnagarGujarat
13Nal Sarovar Bird SanctuaryAhmedabad Gujarat
14Porbandar Bird SanctuaryPorbandarGujarat
15Thol Lake MehsanaGujarat
16Bhindawas Wildlife SanctuaryJhajjarHaryana
17Khaparwas Wildlife SanctuaryJhajjarHaryana
18Sultanpur Bird SanctuaryGurugramHaryana
19Attiveri Bird SanctuaryUttara KannadaKarnataka
20Bankapura Peacock SanctuaryHaveri Karnataka
21Bonal Bird SanctuaryBonalKarnataka
22Gudavi Bird SanctuaryShimogaKarnataka
23Kaggaladu Bird SanctuaryMandyaKarnataka
24Magadi Bird SanctuaryGadag Karnataka
25Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryShimogaKarnataka
26Puttenahalli LakeBangaloreKarnataka
27Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryMandyaKarnataka
28Kadalundi Bird SanctuaryMalappuramKerala
29Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary KottayamKerala
30Mangalavanam Bird SanctuaryKochiKerala
31Pathiramanal Island AlappuzhaKerala
32Thattekad Bird Sanctuary KothamangalamKerala
33Mayani Bird Sanctuary MayaniMaharashtra
34Karnala Bird SanctuaryKarnala, Navi MumbaiMaharashtra
35Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary SolapurMaharashtra
36Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary SaitualMizoram
37Chilika Lake Puri, Khurda, GanjamOdisha
38Keoladeo National ParkBharatpurRajasthan
39Tal Chhapar SanctuaryChuruRajasthan
40Chitrangudi Bird SanctuaryRamanathapuramTamil Nadu
41Kanjirankulam Bird SanctuaryMudukulathur 
Tamil Nadu
42Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
43.Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird SanctuaryPoint CalimereTamil Nadu
44Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu
45Udayamarthandapuram Bird SanctuaryTiruvarurTamil Nadu
46Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary ChengalpattuTamil Nadu
47Vellode Birds SanctuaryErodeTamil Nadu
48Vettangudi Bird SanctuarySivagangaTamil Nadu
49Karikili Bird Sanctuary KancheepuramTamil Nadu
50Sarsai Nawar WetlandEtawahUttar Pradesh
51Parvati Aranga Bird SanctuaryGondaUttar Pradesh
52Haiderpur WetlandMuzaffarnagar & BijnorUttar Pradesh
53Lakh Bahosi SanctuaryKannaujUttar Pradesh
54Nawabganj Bird SanctuaryNawabganjUttar Pradesh
55Okhla SanctuaryGautam Buddh NagarUttar Pradesh
56Patna Bird SanctuaryEtah districtUttar Pradesh
57Saman Bird SanctuaryMainpuri Uttar Pradesh
58Samaspur Bird SanctuaryRaebareli Uttar Pradesh
59Sandi Bird SanctuaryHardoi Uttar Pradesh
60Chintamoni Kar Bird SanctuaryKolkataWest Bengal
61Kulik Bird SanctuaryRaiganj, Uttar DinajpurWest Bengal
62Rasikbill Bird SanctuaryCooch BeharWest Bengal
63Thasrana Bird Sanctuary
(Dhanauri Wetlands)
ThasranaUttar Pradesh
64Asan Barrage Bird SanctuaryDakpatharUttarakhand
65Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary NashikMaharashtra
66Hokera Wetland SrinagarJammu 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.
• In 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 in the Madurantakam taluk of the Chengalpattu District in Tamil Nadu, India.

• More than 40,000 birds from around the world, visit the sanctuary annually 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 the Indian bustard?

Answer: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Q8. The kolleru bird sanctuary is located in which state of India?

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Q9. Which state of India is the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located?

Answer: Karnataka

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