- Birding Spots in India
Birding Spots in India
Of the 8650 species of birds in the world, India is home to as many as 1200 (roughly 14%), out of which 141 are endemic to this region. Even more astonishing
is the fact that out of the total 27 Orders and 155 Families that bird life has been classified into, India has 20 Orders and 77 Families. Out of these, 77 are endangered species. The reason for this richness of species is the region's highly varied climate, the associated diversity of vegetation . From the heights of the highest Himalayas to the greatest mangrove forest delta in the Sunderbans, the land is unique, making India a home for some of the most sought after wild birds in the world. Although all the national parks are the great spots for birding tours, But on this page we have listed few of the birdwatching spots that are celebrated for bird watching tours in India.
7 kms. from the town of Bharatpur lies one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world - The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Formally known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, this place was once a hunting ground for the royals of the past. Keoladeo bacame sanctuary in 1956 and finally received total protection in 1981.
This Sanctuary is just 16 kms. from Mysore. The sanctuary is situated on a small island in river Kaveri. The forest is MANGROVE SWAMP.The temperature of the sanctuary stays in the range of 23-29°C for most of the year.
60 kms. south-west of Ahmedabad, is home to flocks of indigenous and migratory birds. IT is a 116 sq. kms. lake.
The Chilka Lake in Orissa is Asia's largest inland salt-water lagoon. It is doted with the islands and is noted for the many migratory birds which flock to the nesting sanctuary here in winter ( December to January).