Monday, March 16, 2009

Bird sanctuary

The bird sanctuary is a temporary home to more than 220 species of migratory and resident birds. Depending on the season and timing of the day, only selected species can be seen. The local residents include the water hen, kingfishers, notably stockbills and white collar, sun birds, magpies, cuckoos, green pigeons, owls, eagles, egrets, grey and purple herons, little herons, etc etc.

The season for migratory birds from as far as Siberia and Mongolia is between late August and January. Sandpipers, wimbrels, plovers are aplenty during this period of the year.

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