NAWABGANJ Bird Santuary

Uttar pradesh's valuable natural heritage is its variety and abundance of wildlife. The flocks of resident and migratory birds in and around the lakes of India have always been the special attraction during winters. The contribution of birds to maintain the ecological balance is immense. Our country has approximately 1250 species of birds among which about 300 species of 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 our country.

In order to promote proper protection and conservation to the resident and migratory birds Nawabganj lake and its surrounding area was declared as Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary in 1984. Approximately 250 species of resident and migratory birds are found rowing here. The arrival of migratory birds starts from the month of November. The lake is in its behest during the month of December and January. By the end of February these migratory guests gradually start leaving for their respective destinations. Some resident birds stay here round the year, do nesting and lay eggs.

Birds, wild animals and vegetation of the Sanctuary

Migratory Birds :

Greylag Goose, Pintail, Common teal, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Brahmini duck, Gadwall, Shoveller, Wigeon, Coot and Mallard etc.

Resident and locally migratory birds :

Spotwill, Sarus crane, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black Ibis, Dabchick, Whisling teal, Open billed stork, White necked stork, Black necked stork, Spoon bill, Pheasant tailed jacana, Broze winged Jacana, Purple moorrhen, White breasted Water hen, Indian Moorhen, Grebe, Cormorant Darter, Lapwing, Egret, Purple heron, Pond heron, Stone curlew, King fisher, Night jar, Tern vulture, Kite, Partridge, Hawk wagle, Koel, Dove, Pigeon, King crow, Baya, Muniya, Golden oriole, Barbet. Babler, Indian roller, Bee eater, Parakeet, Drongo, Hoopoe, Finch, Peacock, Brain fever bird, Comb duck etc.

Fishes :    Katla, Mangur, Saul, Sindhi, Kavai etc.

Reptiles : Cobra, Viper, Krait, Ratsnake and Water snake etc.

Vegetation : Prosopis juliflora, Babul, Acacia auriculiformis, Arjun, Kanji, Siras, Neem, Bargad,Eukeliptus, Gulmohar and some water plants.

Deer Park: A deep park is also situated in the bird sanctury area which has Spotted deer and Barking deer.

Bird Interpretation centre: 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.

Walking trails: To facilitate close observation of birds in the sanctuary two walking trails namely eastern and western trails have been constructed whereupon platforms and benches are placed for rest.

Approach :

Nawabganj Bird sanctuary is situated in Unnao Distt.,45 Km. from Lucknow and Kanpur on Lucknow-Kanpur National Highway. Buses and taxies are readly available from both cities.

Area : 2.246 Sq. Km.
Year of Establishment : 1984
Location: Near Nawabganj town in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh
Head Quarters: Lucknow
Climate : Temp. in Celsius
  Max. 45 in Summer
  Min. 3 in Winter
Nearest Railway Station : Kusumbi ( 2 Km.)
Nearest Airport : Amausi, Lucknow (30 Km.)
  Nearest Hospital / Market / Post & Telegraph / Office / Telephone / Petrol pump / Bank : Unnao
Best time to visit : November to February


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