Fast Facts :
Location : Sahibganj district, Bihar, India.
Coverage area : 5.65 square kilometer.
Main attraction : Migratory birds.
The Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary, is extended with a coverage area of around 5.65 square kilometer, it is the most popular bird sanctuary that is located in the state of Bihar. This sanctuary is located close to the Udhwa Lake and also the Patauda Lake which is situated in the Sahibganj District.
The sanctuary is one of the natural homes for a number of different types of birds who reside or migrate here. It includes house swifts, fishing eagles, Brahminy kites, and the swifts flying at alternating speeds. In this place, a wide range of different migratory birds hail from other countries like Siberia and Europe. They mostly migrate during the months of winter and dwell here for a longer period of time. The bird sanctuary is covered majority with the forest and other natural beauty which attracts the birdwatchers to arrive at this place. It creates the perfect shelter not only for birdwatchers but also for birds to shelter.
The bird sanctuary is represented by a wonderful blend of the two main delectable lakes that are named as Berhale and Pataura. They both summarize together to engage a crumpling area that measures around five hundred and sixty five kilometers. Originally, the Pataura Lake measures around an area of 155 hectares while the lake Berhale bolts up an area measuring of four hundred and ten hectares respectively. The Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary is located at a short distance from the sacred small stream known as the Ganga River, which adds more pleasant and fills the atmosphere with cool fresh air. The rapid running water of the river passes through the sanctuary that please the eyes of the tourists with delight and pleasure.
There are a number of major attractions that visitors can spot in the Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary. People who are nature lover or aficionado of adventure and wildlife, they make sure to witness this place. Tourists from all corners of the world come to visit the park including the local and international people. The most common attractions that you can spot near the water area are Darter, Dabchick, Cormorant, Teal, Jacana, Gull, and many more. They are easily spotted by the voyagers, even majority of them reside on the hillocks or nestle on the green trees in the forest covered area. Near the banks of the river Ganga, you will spot some of the rare species of birds that spend majority of the time in mud to satisfy they are Pratincole, Stork, Ibis, Heron, Egret, Wagtail, Plover, Lapwing, Wader, and many more. There are some of the unique bird species that explore on the extreme abundant grassland or on the open fields of Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary in the state of Bihar.
The most common are the Bulbul, Pipit, Myna, Sparrow, Bee eater, Lark, Blue Rock Pigeon, and other species of birds. If you are not only nature lover but also a birdwatcher then come and visit this place which is set up in the Sahibganj district. The bird sanctuary is a home for amazing six varied bird group having the same natural relation, especially of the Myna. They are truly deserving and are present in a large density of population even today. The six different species of Myna are the Brahminy, Jungle Myna, Bank Myna, Indian Myna, Pied Myna, and the rarest one is the Grey headed Myna. The sanctuary is really quite worth to watch and observe the bird behavior which gives a mesmerizing view.
There is complete luxury of voracious avian creatures which makes it wonderful for the visitors to spend more and more time by watching those beautiful two winged birds. Apart from the pretty birds, there are also some of the other wild avian creatures who reside here; they are Parakeet, Indian Roller, Drongo, Kingfisher, Swallow, House and Palm Swift, Vulture and Hawk, Fishing Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Tern, and lot more.
The bird species who migrate from other region just love to spend quality time in this Lake Bird Sanctuary. Those birds include Western Swallow, Blue-throat, Yellow and White Wagtail, Temmink's Stint, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Green Shanks, Red and Green Shanks, Little-ringed Plover, Grey-headed Lapwing, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed, and lot more.
The Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary is located at a convenient place where you can get different mode of transport to access. Traveling by road is a perfect option where you can get regular bus or taxi service that pass from Rajmahal and Sahibganj. It also passes through various regions and cities that head to the sanctuary. Accommodation facilities are also provided by the tourist where they can stay while on tour to Bihar. There are several rest houses and lodges with well equipped necessary items in reasonable price for visitors to spend a relaxing and comfortable stay. This place ensures that you will definitely experience one of the most remarkable vacations for lifetime here.