India is one of the few such places in the world which is blessed with various migratory birds coming to the country in search of better living conditions and for breeding purposes. The seasonal movement of these birds are really an amazing phenomenon as they travel long distances and they also remember the route to return back to their homeland. These birds are also popular among tourists. There are many famous places for Bird watchers and tourists to visit to see these migratory birds in India.
In this article, we are going to discuss a few such places in India where you can go and witness these amazing birds.
1.CHILKA LAKE BIRD SANCTUARY
Situated in Orissa, it is famous for flamingos, waders, brahminy ducks and several other types of raptors which come to this place during the winter season to escape the harsh cold climate.
2.NAL SAROVAR BIRD SANCTUARY
With more than 200 different types of migratory birds visiting this place every year during the winters, it is another great place to see migratory birds in India. Situated in the Indian state of Gujarat, it is visited by birds like flamingos, cracks, Rosy Pelican, wading birds, waterfowl flock, grebes and a few species of bitterns.
3.BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY
It is the most famous one in the country when it comes to the number of migratory birds visiting the country. Sarus cranes, storks, migrant ducks, herons, cormorants and thousand other such migratory birds come to his sanctuary, located in Rajasthan.
4.PULICAT LAKE BIRD SANCTUARY
It is another important centre for many migratory birds visiting the country. Many birds like pelicans, spoon ills and flamingo visit this place. About 20 shorebird's species also come here.
5.KUMARAKOM BIRD SANCTUARY
It is another important centre in the southern part of the country, in the state of Kerala. Birds like Siberian cranes visit this place every year in search of favourable living conditions, food and breeding ground. Various species of local birds also reside here.
6.DESERT NATIONAL PARK
This is a popular place in Rajasthan for many desert migratory birds like falcons, harriers, buzzards and several other such species.
7.EAGLE NEST WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Situated in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, it is another great place for bird watchers. It has many species of Finches, Tragopan, Bugun, Blue jay and is the habitat of more than 450 different species of other Himalayan birds.
8.RUN OF KUTCH SANCTUARY
It is the home for various species of reptiles, mammals and also birds. This place in Gujarat is visited by flamingos, cranes and various other migratory birds.
9.NELAPATTU BIRD SANCTUARY
It is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and his visited by migratory birds like shoveler, white ibis and garganey gadwall. Spot-billed pelicans are another important bird that comes here for breeding.
10.BHIGWAN BIRD SANCTUARY
This place in Maharashtra is visited by Eurasian spoonbill, pratincole, ducks, Goose, and various other species like Flamingo and crane, making it one of the main centres for migratory birds in India.
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