List of Bird Sanctuaries in India

The bird sanctuary is built for the conservation of birds and their species. In the sanctuary, birds live in the natural habitat and are kept safe from shooting and such other illegal activities. It is necessary to protect birds to maintain the biodiversity. There is a wide variety of birds in an ecosystem. Many birds are extinct now, first bird to get extinct was the DODO bird, to protect the birds from getting extinct, and bird sanctuaries are built. Birds also teach us to appreciate natural diversity; if we will observe birds carefully we’ll come to know their unique nature and the beauty of environment.

There are many categories of birds present in the environment. Some are given in below pictures.

To protect these birds, many bird sanctuaries are constructed in India.

Among them, the largest bird sanctuary in India is Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat. And the smallest one is Vedanthangal bird sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, it is also the oldest bird sanctuary of India.

Other bird sanctuaries are tabulated below:

State NameName of Sanctuary
Andhra PradeshAtapaka Bird Sanctuary
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary
Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary
Topeka Bird Sanctuary
AssamBordoibam Beelmukh Birds’ Sanctuary
Deepor beel bird sanctuary
Panidihing bird sanctuary
BiharNagi Dam Bird Sanctuary
Nakti Dam Bird Sanctuary Bhimband Wildlife Sanctuary
DelhiNajafgarh drain bird sanctuary
GoaSalim Ali Bird Sanctuary
GujaratGaga Wildlife Sanctuary
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Thol Lake
HaryanaBhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary
Himachal PradeshGamgul
KarnatakaAttiveri Bird Sanctuary
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
Bonal Bird Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Puttenahalli Lake (Yelahanka)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
KeralaKadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Pathiramanal
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
MaharashtraMayani Bird Sanctuary
Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
MizoramLengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
OrissaChilika Lake
RajasthanKeoladeo National Park
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Tamil NaduChitrangudi Bird Sanctuary
Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary
Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary
Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vellode Birds Sanctuary
Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
Uttar PradeshBakhira Sanctuary
Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Okhla Sanctuary
Patna Bird Sanctuary
Thasrana Bird Sanctuary (Dhanauri Wetlands)
Saman Sanctuary
Samaspur Sanctuary
Sandi Bird Sanctuary
Sarsai Nawar Wetland
West BengalChintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary