Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located on the Banavasi Road in Gudavi of Sorab Taluk which is 16 Kms from Sorab town in Shimoga District.A place famous for bird sanctuary is one of the best 5 bird sanctuaries of Karnataka. It is spread over an area of 0.74 square Kms.

As per 1993 survey, it is told that 191 different types of birds are found at this place. A natural lake and the trees gives shelter to this birds.

The picturesque Gudvi Lake with trees all along its banks is a beautiful sight in itself. It is a small seasonal lake and is filled with water mostly in the rainy season.

Nature lovers, you will get 191 species of flora and fauna here at the bird sanctuary. Various avian species migrate from across the globe to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in different seasons for breeding. A platform is built for bird watchers to have a closer look at the birds.

The variety of birds, which you can see here around in the Gudvi Bird Sanctuary  are:

  • Gray Heron
  • Night Heron
  • Little Cormorant
  • Jungle Fowl
  • Waterfowl
  • White headed Crane
  • Pond Heron
  • Black Headed Crane
  • Darter
  • Indian Shag
  • Bittern
  • Little Grebe
  • White Ibis
  • Pariah kite
  • Brahminy Kite

Best Season: June to October.

The sanctuary is open to visitors from 6 AM to 6 PM.

Distance from Gudavi bird sanctuary
Soraba: 15 km
Sagar: 41 km
Shimoga: 115 km
Bangalore: 375 km
Mangalore: 270 km

Click here for some of the photos of birds at Gudavi Sanctuary.

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