The Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is one of the major wildlife sanctuaries of Uttar Pradesh. This bird sanctuary can be visited as a part of excursions from Lucknow. The Nawabganj bird sanctuary in U.P. is spread over less than the area of 3 square kilometers. The Nawabganj bird sanctuary is a major hub for migratory birds that visit this place during winter months. The best season to visit this sanctuary is from November to March, since this is the time when many species of migratory birds come here.
The main area of the sanctuary is around a shallow lake, which serves as the perfect place for migratory and water birds to dwell around for a while. The Government of India declared Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary a protected area in the year 1984. The sanctuary is a paradise for photography enthusiasts. The sanctuary also a Bird Interpretation Center, which gives knowledge about birds an their behavior in detail. From Lucknow, the sanctuary is located at a distance of around 35 kilometers.
Flora and Fauna:
The picturesque sanctuary is an ideal for photographers and picnic lovers. To enhance the knowledge of visitors, an information center has been established in the sanctuary itself. The place is not that great and is ill kept nevertheless it has the provision of screening film shows related to wildlife. Apart from that, the sanctuary boasts off a motel, a restaurant and small eateries that make it an interesting weekend trip.
Major Wildlife Attractions:
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is home to more than 250 species of migratory and water birds as Greylag Goose, Pintail, Common teal, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Brahmini duck, Gadwall, Shoveller, Wigeon, Coot and Mallard etc. These birds come from as far as Europe and Siberia, traveling a distance of around 5000 kilometers every year. The Sanctuary is a paradise for photography enthusiasts.
Spotwill, Sarus crane, Painted Stork, Graylag Goose, White Ibis, Black Ibis, Dabchick, Whisling teal, Open billed stork, White necked stork, Red Crested Pochard, Black necked stork, Spoon bill, Pheasant tailed jacana, Broze winged Jacana, Purple moorrhen, White breasted Water hen, Indian Moorhen, Grebe, Cormorant Darter, Lapwing, Egret, Purple heron, Pond heron, Stone curlew, King fisher, Night jar, Tern vulture, Kite, Partridge, Hawk wagle, Koel, Dove, Pigeon, King crow, Baya, Muniya, Golden oriole, Barbet. Babler, Indian roller, Bee eater, Parakeet, Drongo, Hoopoe, Finch, Peacock, Brain fever bird, Comb duck, lapwing and finch are some migratory and resident birds which can find easily in the sanctuary.etc.
Other Wildlife Attractions:
Deer Park: A small park, comprising the deers has been established in the vicinity of the sanctuary. There are Spotted deers and Barking deers in the park. It is one of the main attractions in the sanctuary.
Reptiles: The major reptiles found in the sanctuary are Cobra, Viper, Krait, Ratsnake and Water snakes.
Fishes: Katla, Mangur, Saul, Sindhi, Kavai etc.
Best Time to Visit: Nawabganj Bird Sanctuar
The best time to visit the Senctuary is winters (Novembers to March) but Senctuary is open throughout
the year for visitors.
How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airport is at Amausi, Lucknow, 45 kms.
Rail: Kusumbi Junction is only 02 Kms from Sanctuary.
Road: The sanctuary is located on National Highway No. 25, 45 kms both from Lucknow and Kanpur. Nawabganj is well connected by bus to Lucknow and Kanpur.
Uttar Pradesh, India
Kusumbi (02 Kms.)
Masheer Fish, Crocodiles, Elephant, Leopards