(Last Updated on : 11/07/2014)
Magadi Bird Sanctuary is one of the most important tourist attractions. This bird sanctuary was created at the Magadi tank and it is one of the Biodiversity hotspots of Karnataka.
Magadi Bird Sanctuary is located on Magadi wetlands of Gadag District
, where pone can find the large number of migratory birds. The migratory bird Bar-headed goose is seen in the month of winter to spring in this area.
Magadi tank is located in Magadi village of Shirhatti Taluk, Gadag District of Karnataka. Near Magadi Tank there lies this bird sanctuary- Magadi Bird Sanctuary. From Gadag district, it is 26 km distance and it is located on Gadag-Bangalore Road, from Shirhatti it is 8 km, and from Lakshmeshwara 11 km.
Bar-headed Goose is one of the birds which migrate to Magadi wetlands of Gadag District in Karnataka. Normally birds eat fish, amphibians, molluscs, snakes etc., but migratory birds eating agricultural produce is both interesting and curious too. Winter habitat is on cultivation; it feeds on barley, rice and wheat
and may damage crops.
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