Kanwar Bird Sanctuary, Begusarai Overview

The Kanwar Bird Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Bihar, home to the largest freshwater oxbow lake in all of Asia. The Park was established in 1987, to protect the local wildlife and ecosystems and covers an area of 63.11 sq. km. More than 100 species of migratory birds, as well as indigenous specimens, have made their home in this sprawling sanctuary.

Some of the most beautiful birds that you can spot here include the Purple Rumped Sunbird, the Red Wattled Lapwing, the Crested Serpent Eagle, the Spotted Owlet, Magpie Robins, sparrows, kites, vultures and much more. You can also find several small animals like squirrels, foxes, langurs and more on the premises of the park. It is the most ideal place for nature-lovers, birdwatchers and avid photographers.

Kanwar Taal, 22 km Northwest of Begusarai district, Bihar 848202, India

Monday to Sunday (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Area Covered:
67.5 sq. km

Discovered Wildlife:
- The Sanctuary provides shelter to more than 59 species of migratory birds
- There are 106 species of residential birds here as well
- The lake contains 31 different species of fish
- Some of the animals found here include jackals, rhesus, bats, squirrels, langurs and Indian foxes.
- Migratory birds in the region include the bar-headed goose, grey heron, common Pochard, Cattle Egret Water Cocks, crested crabs, green and sandpipers, the Brahminy Duck, falcons, snips, coots and much more.

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