(Last Updated on : 30/07/2011)
Bird Sanctuaries in India are the home for various types of birds and offers special case of bird tweeting and chirping. In fact, common birds can be witnessed perhaps from every house window or parapet or roof, tweeting its way out. However, a bird-watcher`s view on birds is vastly different from any ordinary man. In such special cases a bird`s tweeting and chirping are his most cherished sounds. He is ever ready to wait and wait for prolonged hours just to understand its call and assimilate forever. And the umpteen bird sanctuaries in India are absolutely the perfect places where birds can be found in plenty, awaiting their turn to be heard. These sounds reverberate profusely from dawn till dusk.
Due to its vast and varied geographical setting, climate and extended coastline, India provides shelter to thousands of bird species. Bird sanctuaries are just a part and gift by the Indian administration to increase seasonal migrations, security, more forested areas and bird-watching into a blissful pleasure and which is why the country also attracts a large number of different migratory birds every year. Out of the 8650 species of birds seen in the world, India houses as many as 1200 of them. Some of the legendary species of birds observed in the national parks and bird sanctuaries of India can be grouped as: Racquet tailed drogas, Tree Pies Jungle Owlets, Minvets, Ioras, Golden Orioles Magpie Robins, Sun Birds, White Throated Kingfisher
, Drogas, Mynas Pipits, Asian Paradise
Flycatcher, Larks and Siberian Crane.
Situated amidst a luxuriant flora, Indian bird sanctuaries very much supports dense forests and variety of vegetations. A noticeable feature in these bird sanctuaries is that they are broadly surrounded by natural or made-made water bodies like rivers and lakes. This provides a natural setting for different species of birds to take shelter. Among the most distinguished bird sanctuaries in India, some of them comprise: Keoladeo Ghana National Park
at Bharatpur in Rajasthan
, Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary
, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
, Chilka Lake
Bird Sanctuary in Orissa
and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
in North Goa.