List of Bird Sanctuaries in India

Bird Sanctuaries are often heard about in the news due to tourism or climate change impact. For instance, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (Kerala’s First Bird Sanctuary) is in the news due to the tourism-brought troubles. Questions regarding the location of the bird sanctuaries, establishment or related information can be asked in the UPSC Prelims examination.

As per the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), there are around 72 Bird Sanctuaries in India and around 1210 bird species.

It is very important to know about major bird sanctuaries in India for the IAS Exam. In this article, you can get a list of bird sanctuaries in India state wise which will be useful for the UPSC IAS Exam.

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List of Bird Sanctuaries in India


Bird Sanctuary

Andhra Pradesh Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
Manjira Bird Sanctuary
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary
Delhi/UP Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Goa Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat Naliya Grassland (Lala Bustard WLS)
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Thol Lake
Haryana Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Himachal Pradesh Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
Kais Wildlife Sanctuary
Pong Dam Lake WLS (declared as a Bird Sanctuary In 1983)
Jharkhand Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary
Bankapur Peacock Conservation Reserve (Bird)
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Kokkare Bellur Community Reserve (Bird)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Adichanchunagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Kerala Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Chulanur Peafowl WLS
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Madhya Pradesh Ghatigaon Bustard Sanctuary
Karera Bustard Sanctuary
Sailana Kharmor (Lesser Florican) Sanctuary
Sardarpur Kharmor (Lesser Florican) Sanctuary
Maharashtra Mayani Bird Sanctuary
Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Jaikwadi Bird Sanctuary
Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Naigaon Mayur WLS
Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary
Nagaland Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary
Odisha Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
Punjab Harike Lake Bird Sanctuary
Rajasthan Keoladeo National Park/Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Desert National Park
Tamil Nadu Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary
Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary
Thiruppudai- Maruthur Conservation Reserve (Bird)
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vaduvoor Lake Bird Sanctuary
Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
Ariyakulam Bird Sanctuary
Sikkim Kitam Bird Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh Bakhira Sanctuary
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Patna Bird Sanctuary
Saman Sanctuary
Samaspur Sanctuary
Sandi Bird Sanctuary
Uttarakhand Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary
Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve (Bird)
West Bengal Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary/Kulik Bird Sanctuary

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Bird Sanctuaries is an important static GK topic. For information on other static GK topics check the article linked here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bird Sanctuaries in India


Which is the largest bird sanctuarie in Asia?

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, now known as Keoladeo National Park is considered the largest in Asia. The area of the sanctuary is around 1.30 km. The core area is about 0.14 km2 and the rest is buffer area. The river flows around part of the sanctuary and acts as the boundary in its eastern and southern parts.

What is Vajra Prahar?

There are around 20 famous bird sanctuaries in India which are known for being home to varied species of birds.

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