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For centuries, birds our feather friends have fascinated us and their flying, brilliant colors and extraordinary nesting, hunting and migrating habits have been a mystery to us. The State of Uttar Pradesh has been bestowed with one of the best bird diversity by nature. Of the 1300 species of Birds that are found in India, Uttar Pradesh has around 550 species of both migratory birds or the year. The migratory birds are very special as they as they are the one which vsit the Indian Subcontinent after crossing the Himalayas to escape the servere winters of the Palearctic regions i.e from Siberia, Europe and Central Asia.

The Gamgetic Plans of Uttar Pradesh are dotted with water bodies consisting of marshes and shallow lakes which form an ideal refuge for these bird. Keeping in mind the importance of conserving and the need to establish Sanctuaries to protect and provide safe refuge to the Birds, twelve Bird Sanctuaries have been established. “Nawabganj” a marsh shallow lake of around 2.25 square kilometers, which for a long time had been the home to a great variety of birds, was declared as a Bird Sanctuary in the year 1984. The sanctuary protected under the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, is ideal for Bird watchers, Photographers and those going in for a peaceful walk in harmony with nature. Nawabganj is also an Important Bird Area (IBA), an area recognized as being globally important habitat for the conservation of bird populations. Currently there are about 10,000 IBAs worldwide
Northern Pintail (Size around 54cms)

The male duck has a long chocolate brown head with a white strip running down on both sides of the head. The tail of the bird is pointed and pin like

Common Teal (Size around 36 cms)

The male duck has a chestnut head with a dark green band over the eyes. The body is grey and is barred. It also has a distinct yellow atch at the end of its tail.

Gargney (Size around 39 cms)

A duck in which the male has a white stripe just behind the eyes . The neck is brown and the body grayish white.

Red Creasted Pochared (Size around 54 cms)

The head of the male duck is squarish and is rust orange. The neck and breast is black and wings tips are white.

Common Pochard (Size around 46 cms)

This duck has a dome shaped head. The male has a chestnut colored head and the Body is barred grayish.

Gargney (Size around 39 cms)

This duck has a domed shaped chestnut brown colored head. The body is also chestnut brown in color and the under parts are white.

Tuffted Poachard (Size around 44 cms)

The head of the male duck is glossy black and a white body, it has a hanging crest on the head. The eyes of are yellow and distinct.

Northern shovler (Size around 48 cms)

This duck has a distinguishing shoveler like bill. The head of the male is dark green, white breast and the sides are chestnut colored.

Gadwall (Size around 41 cms)

The male duck is primarily grey with a white belly and a black rear end. The bill is dark grey. The female has orange on the sides of its bill. The male of the duck is primarily grey with a white belly and a black rear end. The bill is dark grey. The female has orange on the sides of its bill.

Marsh Harrier (Size around 53 cms)

A bird of prey often seen hovering around lakes during the winter months . It is blackish brown in color.

Common Coot (Size around 37 cms)

A blackish bird with a distinct white bill . Can be seen swimming in large groups.

Marsh Harrier (Size around 53 cms)

A bird of prey often seen hovering around lakes during the winter months . It is blackish brown in color.

Asian Openbill Stork (Size around 68 cms)

A white or grayish white stork with black flying feathers at the end . the deak do not meet except at the tip, hence the name open bill.

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