The Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary is constituted by an amazing blend of two delectable lakes namely Pataura and Berhale that sum up together to occupy a cockling area that measures approximately 565 kilometers. Individually the lakes of Pataura and Berhale gobble up an area of 155 hectares and 410 hectares respectively. Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary is situated at a stone’s throw from the holy rivulet known as Ganga that adds a pleasant feel to its atmosphere.

The sanctuary is a natural habitat for a variety of birds including Brahminy kites, fishing eagles, house swifts and palm swifts flying at dizzying speeds. A large variety of migratory birds from Europe and Siberia arrive here during winter and this makes it a haven for the birdwatchers.

Flora and Fauna:
The major attractions at the Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary are mentioned below.

Birds primarily witnessed stomping across on the surface of the water include: Gull, Jacana, Teal, Cormorant, Dabchick, Darter and others.

The ones that spend most of their time on the banks satiated with huge quantities of mud are: Wader, Lapwing, Plover, Wagtail, Egret, Heron, Ibis, Stork and Pratincole.

Birds that explore the lush grasslands and open fields at Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary of Bihar include: Blue Rock Pigeon, Lark, Bee-eater, Sparrow, Myna, Pipit, Bulbul other birds.

The Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary in Bihar houses an astonishing six varied taxonomic categories of Mynas that truly deserves a big round of applause. They include: Pied Myna, Indian Myna, Bank Myna, Jungle Myna, Brahminy along with the extremely rare Grey-headed Myna.

There is an absolute opulence of predatory avian creatures that include: Tern, Brahminy Kite, Fishing Eagle, Hawk and Vulture, House and Palm Swift, Swallow, Kingfisher, Drongo, Indian Roller and Parakeet and many more.

The migratory birds just adore to spend some quality time in the Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary that include :- Black-headed and Brown-headed Gull, Grey-headed Lapwing, Little-ringed Plover, Red and Green Shanks, Spotted Green Shanks, Common Sandpiper, Temmink’s Stint, Yellow and White Wagtail, Blue-throat, Western Swallow and others.

Major Wildlife Attractions:
The sanctuary is a natural habitat for a variety of birds including Brahminy kites, fishing eagles, house swifts and palm swifts flying at dizzying speeds. A large variety of migratory birds from Europe and Siberia arrive here during winter and this makes it a haven for the birdwatchers.

Best Time to Visit:
The period from October to June is ideal to visit the Sanctuary.

How to Get there:
Road: the sanctuary is easily accessible from Rajmahal and Sahibganj.

General Info / Tips:
Summers are very hot.

Location:
Bihar, India

Nearest Access:
Rajmahal (15 Kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Gull, Jacana, Teal, Cormorant, Dabchick, Darter

Coverage Area:
05.65-sq-kms