Over 1200 species of birds, local as well as migrant, flock to many Indian Bird Sanctuaries making them a hotspot for birdwatchers, nature lovers and photographers. Some of the beautiful local inhabitants are, Peacock – the National Bird of India, Great Indian Bustard, Indian Horn-bill, Kingfishers and Indian Eagle.
The Great Indian Horn-bill is the largest among all the horn-bills found in the dense forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Asia. Nawabganj is one of the luckiest sanctuaries that have such enormous range of wildlife creatures in India. The term ‘Twitching’ is used in reference to someone who covers long distances to watch birds (bird watching). Many domestic and international visitors make yearly trips to their favorite Bird Sanctuaries in India and return back with a treasure full of photographs and memories.
– Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan (Bharatpur)
– Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana (Gurgaon)
– Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa (Chorao Island)
– Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala (Vembanad)
– Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, Orissa (Puri)