Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Near Lucknow

Nawabganj Birds Sanctuary is a great weekend trip from   Kanpur and Lucknow for bird lovers. Area of sanctuary is around 3 Sq KM and attracts migratory birds during the winter. I have visited the sanctuary on 1 November 2014, but at that time migratory birds did not arrived. But the trip was quite exciting as I was able to take amazing photographs of many birds apart from spotting some birds first time by me. The sanctuary is actually an area of swallow lake surrounds by vegetation from all sides. There is a concrete path surrounding the lake. The pathway is also lined up with small concrete pillars which works as tripod for camera. To enhance the knowledge of visitors regarding birds, an Interpretation Centre is established in the Sanctuary. It has the provision of film shows related to wildlife. There are motel, restaurants and small eateries around the sanctuary.

The Nawabganj Birds Sanctuary is 45 Km from Kanpur railway station. Amuasi Airport, Lucknow is around 28 Km and Lucknow railway station is 55 Km from the Sanctuary. During my visit I have spotted following birds-

  1. Grey Heron
  2. Asian Openbill
  3. Laughing Dove
  4. Red eared Bulbul
  5. White throated kingfisher
  6. Bronze winged Jacana
  7. Greater Flame back
  8. Brown Capped Pygmy Woodpecker
  9. Purple Moorhen
  10. Pond Hen
  11. Spot Billed Duck
  12. Cattle Egret
  13. Little Egret
  14. Oriental White-eye
  15. Jungle Crow
  16. Purple Heron
  17. Little Cormorant
  18. Tit
  19. Plain Prinia
  20. Black Drongo
  21. White Bellied Drongo
  22. Great Indian Caucal
  23. Parakeet
  24. Grey Hornbill
  25. Yellow
  26. Brown
  27. Unidentified-1
  28. Chestnut Bellied Nuthatch
  29. Purple Sunbird

White Bellied Drongo IMG_0109 Pygmy woodpecker IMG_0125 IMG_0130 IMG_0135 IMG_0153 IMG_0175 pond heron india IMG_0206 IMG_0211 IMG_0219 IMG_0237 IMG_0249 IMG_0270 IMG_0302 Purple Heron Purple Heron-01 IMG_0393 IMG_0400 IMG_0403 IMG_0407 IMG_0444 IMG_0448 IMG_0487 IMG_0503 IMG_0508 IMG_0511 IMG_0514 Asian Openbill IMG_0085