About Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
One of the major wildlife sanctuaries attractions of Uttar Pradesh, Nawabganj Birds Sanctuary is a great weekend trip from Kanpur and Lucknow. The small sanctuary, spread in an area of 2.246 sq km, attracts hundreds of migratory birds species during winters. The sanctuary is mainly the area around a shallow lake The lake forms a perfect place for the migratory and water birds for a long stay. As a part of conservation of lake and its surroundings, Government of Uttar Pradesh declared the area as a sanctuary in 1984, since then this scantuary is being managed and protected under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. The picturesque sanctuary is an ideal for photographers and picnic lovers. To enhance the knowledge of visitors regarding birds, an Interpretation Centre is established in the Sanctuary. It has the provision of film shows related to wildlife. A motel, restaurant and small eateries around the sanctuary makes it an ideal location for a great weekend trip.

Wildlife Attractions
Avian Population
The avian population here comprises a mix of residents as well as migratory birds. The birds migrate across Himalayas from Tibet, China, Europe and Siberia during winters. Some of these birds fly over 5000 km and above 8500 mts. high to reach here. Some of the major migratory birds during the season are Greylag Goose, Pintail, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Gadwall, Shoveller, Coot and Mallard. Some major local migratory and residential birds are Spotbill, Sarus crane, Painted Stork, Peacock, White Ibis, Dabchick, Whistling teal, Open billed stork, White necked stork, Pheasant tailed jacana, Bronze winged Jacana, Purple moorhen, Lapwing, Tern vulture, Pigeon, King crow, Indian roller and Bee eater.
Deer Park
A small park, comprising the deers has been established in the vicinity of the sanctuary. There are Spotted deers in the park. It is one of the main attractions in the sanctuary.
The major reptiles found in the sanctuary are Cobra, Viper, Krait, Ratsnake and Water snakes as well as some turtles.

Getting There
The Nawabganj Birds Sanctuary is 45 Km from Kanpur railway station. Amuasi Airport, Lucknow is 35 Km and Lucknow railway station is 55 Km from the Sanctuary. One can very easily get taxis and buses from these places to sanctuary.


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