Bird Sanctuaries in India

Sanctuaries in India, India Bird Sanctuary"> Tweeting and chirping are a bird watcher's favorite sounds, and in Indian Bird Sanctuaries these sounds reverberate copiously. Owing to its varied topography, climate and long coastline, India provides a home to several species of birds. The nation attracts scores of migratory birds as well.

Out of the 8650 species of birds' known in the world, India boasts of being a home to as many as 1200 species. Popular bird species in Indian bird sanctuaries include Racquet Tailed Drogas, Sun Birds, Kingfishers, Drogas, Tree Pies Jungle Owlets, Minvets, Mynas, Pipits, Larks, Siberia Crane, and more.

Located in the midst of verdant greens, Indian bird sanctuaries support thick forests and a variety of vegetation. Generally these bird sanctuaries surround natural or made-made water bodies such as rivers and lakes.

Among the most distinguished bird sanctuaries in India are - Keoladeo Ghana National Park at Bharatpur in Rajasthan, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in North Goa, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kerala, Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary in Orissa, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park at Bharatpur in Rajasthan
 Siberian Cranes, Ruddy Shelducks, Gulls, Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Coots, Garganey, Tufted Ducks and Common Pochard.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in North Goa
 migratory birds such as Black Faced Cormorants and Storks.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka
 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.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kerala
 Darters, Egrets, Herons, Siberian Storks, Cranes, Teals, Cuckoos, Water Ducks, Waterfowls, Owl, Parrots, Wood Beetles and Flycatchers.

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary in Orissa
 White bellied Sea Eagles, Greylag Geese, Purple Moorhens, Jacanas, Herons, Flamingos and more.

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat
 Waterfowls, Rosy Pelicans, Flamingoes, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks, Herons and more.

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