Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

The list and details of important Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh (UP) are discussed in this blog. The main birds sanctuaries in alphabetical order includes ; Baakhira, Lakh Bahosi, Nawabgunj, Parvati Aranga, Patna, Saman, Sandi, Sur and Vijai Sagar.

Bakhira Bird Sanctuary

Location: Sant Kabir Nagar district

It is situated 44 km west of Gorakhpur city.Spread over 29 hectares, it is located on the banks of the river Ghaghra. Siberians birds travel across 5000 km to get to these wetlands at the time of winter’s.

Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary

Location: Kannauj district

Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

It is spread over two shallow lakes near the villages of Lakh and Bahosi (about 4 km apart) in Kannauj district, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 40 km from Kannauj. Bird species from 49 genera (of the 97 inhabiting India) can be seen at the sanctuary. It is one of the largest bird sanctuary in India, covering 80 km2 includes also a stretch of the Upper Ganges canal. 

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Location: Unnao district

It is located  on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway and consist of a lake and the surrounding environment. It is  wetland. It is spread over an area of 2,800 hectares . The sanctuary provides protection for 250 species of migratory birds mostly from CIS countries.

Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary

Location: Gonda district

Bird Sanctuaries in UP

Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary is located in the Gonda District and is about 45 Km. from Gonda at Mankapur-Nawabganj Road and Mankapur-Faizabad Railway Line in state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 1084.47 ha. It is known for its diverse birdlife included residents and migratory birds like Kingfisher and Osprey.

Patna Bird Sanctuary

Location: Etah district

It is situated near town Jalesar  (Bell City) . It is a protected area and it is important wintering ground for migratory birds. This has over 200 species of resident and migratory birds, including the critically endangered Egyptian vulture. It is the smallest bird sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.

Saman Bird Sanctuary

Location: Mainpuri district

It is occupying an area of 5.68 hectares, located on the banks of the river Yamuna and is known for its diverse avifauna.

Sandi Bird Sanctuary

Location: Mainpuri district

It is 1 Km from the Sandi town, 19 Km from city Hardoi and 129 Km from Lucknow, the state capital. It is protected area. Lake’s area is 309 ha. It is protected to protect residential bird , aquatic life and migratory birds.

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Location: Agra district

It is located in Mathura-Delhi Highway. Soor Sarovar bird sanctuary covers an area of 7.97 sq km. In this sanctuary there is a large lake covering area of 2.25sq km with depth wearing from 4 meter to 8 meter. Today it is home to more than 165 species of migratory and resident birds.

Vijai Sagar Bird Sanctuary

Location: Bulandshahr district

This Sanctuary is occupying an area of 369 hectares, and this sanctuary is located on the banks of the river Ganges and is home for a variety of resident and migratory birds.

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