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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
the banks of the Kaveri, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located near
Mysore in Karnataka. The six isles on the river are also part of the
sanctuary. The sanctuary was declared a bird sanctuary in 1940, when
the noted ornithologist Dr Salim Ali while surveying the birds of the
area put emphasis on declaring Ranganathittu a bird sanctuary. Since
then, the sanctuary has become a paradise for bird watchers.
Every year a number of bird lovers throng the sanctuary to see the
avian in-habitants of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is quite popular
both among Indian and foreign tourists. Apart from home to native
avian habitants, the sanctuary each year attracts a large number of
migratory birds. Wildlife experts believe that migratory birds come to
this sanctuary as far as from Siberia, Australia and even North
Some of the birds you come across on your birding tour to
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary include snake bird, darters, spoonbills,
river tern, open bill storks, white Ibis, little cormorants, egret,
heron, stone plougher, kingfisher and partridge.
A boat ride takes you to the six islets that teem with a number of
species of birds. Oarsmen serve as experienced guide, who take you to
some popular spots where you can spot birds in flocks.
Around Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Mysore is a wonderful tourist destination that you can visit on your
tour to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Mysore is famous for its
historical monuments and gardens. If you want to extend your tour, you
can visit Bangalore, the capital city of Karanataka.