Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
The abundance of aquatic life attracted many birds to the reservoir, both migratory and native. Therefore, the place was developed into a bird sanctuary. The area surrounding the reservoir has riverine and deciduous forests. One can trek up 2 km from Hungund village to reach Attveri.
Around 79 species of birds have been found, which includes migratory birds from 22 countries. Also, about 50 species are aquatic birds while the other birds are arboreal and terrestrial in nature.
Flora: Aleucophlea, Artocarpus integrifolius, Albizzia lebbeck, Acacia arabica, Dalbergia latifolia, Bombax malabarica, Tectona grandis, Borassus flabellifer and Bambusa arundianacea.
Avian-Fauna: Little cormorant, spoonbill, Indian shag, cattle egretpied kingfisher, white-breasted kingfisher, white ibis, common grey hornbill and common swallow and more.
Birds: Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is an ideal stop-over for bird watchers. Colourful migratory and residential birds of different species make this place a visual delight. Walking around along the Bund, you can spot some of the rare birds.
How to Reach
Bangalore - Shiggoaon - Mundagod - Attiveri
Take a bus from Bangalore to Mundagod, and after reaching Mundgod, hire a taxi to reach Attiveri. Mundgod is 50 km from Hubli. Alternate Route: From Bangalore, you need to board a bus that goes to Hubli, and from there, board a local bus going to Hungund village. Attiveri is 2 km away from Hungund village.
Exact Location: Located near Mundgod in Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka
Nearest Town: Mundgod
Distance from Bangalore: 415 Km
Best Time to Visit: Between November and March.
Mundgod: Locals call Mundgod Mini Tibet, because of the Tibetan population. Its one of the settlements of the Tibetan refugees. In 1966, the Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, situated at Tattihalli, was setup. The places to visit here are a monastery, a carpet center and a Tibetan Medicine clinic.