Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary

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Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
Location Bihar, India
Nearest city Begusarai
Coordinates 25°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
Area 67.5 km2
Established 1987

The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake at Begusarai, Bihar, is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake. 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 rapprochement of lake area

Birds in the region[edit]

Critically endangered[edit]

Vulnerable[edit]

Near threatened[edit]

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See also[edit]

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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