Okhla Bird Sanctuary

New Delhi, India

Located at the Okhla Barrage over Yamuna River on Delhi- Uttar Pradesh border, this is home to over 300 bird species, especially water birds. This area has been declared as a Bird Sanctuary under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. This Bird sanctuary is spread over 4 square kilometers having a large lake created by damming the river Yamuna. A total of 302 species of birds have been recorded here including a rare bird, leucistic Coot, known for its unusual bright white plumage.The sanctuary is home to over 400 species of birds year round and over 1 lakh migratory birds in winter months. This sanctuary is a paradise for the bird lovers.

 

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