Nalabana Bird Sanctuary


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Nalabana Bird Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 4 of 14 sightseeing in Chilika

Nalabana Bird Sanctuary in the island of Nalabana is one of the major attractions of Chilika. The island with circumference of 8 kmilometres is a protection site that preserves contrasting species of the migratory birds. The sanctuary is home to thousands of migratory and regional bird species. and is hence considered as a delight for bird lovers.

Birding enthusiasts can visit Nalabana Bird Sanctuary during winter months, when several migratory birds descend to the island from Siberia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Himalayas. Waterfowl such as Flamingos are the highlighting avian species. arriving at this island.  

Gulls, Terns, Eagles, Goliath Heron, Ardea Goliath, Herons, Eurynorphynchus Pygmaeus, Asian Dowitcher and Egrets are some of the common bird species that take shelter in the sanctuary. Along with these species, Golden Plover, Pluvialis Fulva, Green Sandpiper, Tringa Ochropus, Nalaban, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Limnodromus Semipalmatus are some of the noteworthy species of the sanctuary.

Travellers can access beautiful bird paradise through the closest access point, Barkul. Besides, Orissa tourism facilitates travellers by providing boats to explore the island., which gets submerged during monsoons.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Sumit Banik

Sumit Banik5.0/5

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Birds are the flying colours of nation

I have never seen so many birds in one place. Siberian cranes, ducks and a variety more, you can take a boat and see the birds in the creeks in the marshy area of the lake. Wonderful to see thousands of birds doing formation flying, visited December 2015 with my relatives.

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