Karnala Bird Sanctuary
|Karnala Bird Sanctuary|
The Karnala fort pinnacle, around which the sanctuary is located
|Location||Panvel taluka, Raigad District, Maharashtra, India|
|Nearest city||Matheran and Karjat|
|Area||446 square kilometres (172 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Maharashtra State Forest Department|
The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located in Panvel Taluka of Raigad District, outside Mumbai, India near Matheran and Karjat. The sanctuary is quite small with an area of 12.11 square kilometres but along with the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tungareshwar sanctuary is one of the few sanctuaries to be within reach of the city of Mumbai.
The bird sanctuary is a popular destination for avid bird-watchers and hikers in the Mumbai area.The sanctuary is home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds who visit the sanctuary during winter. Three rare birds i.e. Ashy Minivet, three toed kingfisher and Malabar Trogon have been sighted here.