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List of Bird Sanctuaries in India


Bird sanctuaries in India are important for UPSC Prelims. In our previous articles, we have already discussed list of national parks, list of wildlife sanctuaries and list of biosphere reserves in India. In this article, we will discuss the important bird sanctuaries in India.


List of bird sanctuaries in India


State Bird Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
Manjira Bird Sanctuary
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Pulikat lake bird sancruary
Bihar Nagi Dam Bird Sanctuary
Delhi/UP Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Najafgarh drain 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
Wachana Bird Sanctuary
Haryana Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary
Himachal Pradesh Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
Kais Wildlife Sanctuary
Pong Dam Lake WLS (declared as a Bird Sanctuary In 1983)
Gamgul Wildlife Sanctuary
Jammu and Kashmir Hokera Wetland
Jharkhand Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary
Karnataka Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary
Bankapur Peacock Conservation Reserve (Bird)
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Chulanur Peafowl WLS
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
Mizoram Lengteng Wildlife 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
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
Thasrana Bird Sanctuary (Dhanauri Wetlands)
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




Q. Which is the oldest bird sanctuary of India?

Ans. Vedanthangal bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.


Q. Which is the largest bird sanctuary in India?

Ans. Bharatpur bird sanctuary also called Keoladeo National park in Rajasthan.


Q. Which is the first manmade bird sanctuary?

Ans. Sagareshwar wildlife sanctuary in Maharshtra.


Q. How many bird sanctuaries are situated in India?

Ans. According to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), there are around 72 Bird Sanctuaries in India.


Q. Which is the smallest bird sanctuary in India?

Ans. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.


Important lists in environment and ecology

List of Biosphere Reserves in India

List of Tiger Reserves in India

List of Ramsar Wetland Sites in India

Important National Parks in India

Wildlife sanctuaries in India

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