Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary

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Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
LocationBihar, India
Nearest cityBegusarai
Coordinates25°36′36″N 86°08′24″E / 25.61000°N 86.14000°E / 25.61000; 86.14000Coordinates: 25°36′36″N 86°08′24″E / 25.61000°N 86.14000°E / 25.61000; 86.14000
Area67.5 km2
Established1987

The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, India, is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake.[citation needed] It is approximately three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary.

Ornithologist Salim Ali, mentioned about 60 migratory birds that come all the way from Central Asia in winter and recorded around 106 species of resident birds. [1] [2]

Nearest railway station: Begusarai Station Nearest bus stop :Jaimanglagadh Nearest airport: Patna Airport (Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport)

Threats[edit]

  • Excessive chemicals, like Furadan used to capture birds
  • Killing of birds
  • Villagers encroachment of lake area

Birds in the region[edit]

Critically endangered[edit]

Vulnerable[edit]

Near threatened[edit]

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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