Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost : No Entry Fee
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Nalbana Bird Sanctuary is situated on the Nalbana Island in Odisha, which is a part of the Chilika Lake- India’s largest brackish water lagoon. It is known for the large green spaces of land that are the refuge points of several migratory birds that flock here every year during the winter season. For the same reason, the sanctuary is a big hit among nature lover, birdwatchers and photography buffs. During the peak season, you may be able to spot as much as 181 different varieties of birds here which is a treat for the avid bird watchers.
The area was declared a bird sanctuary in 1972 under the Wildlife Protection Act and has ever since become one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. Among the diverse variety of avifauna species that you can spot here that include both rare and exotic birds, the most popular ones include bar-headed geese, greater flamingos, pink storks, magnificent raptors, spotted sandpipers, black-tailed godwits, Goliath herons, black-headed ibis and northern pintails shuffle.