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)


  • Excessive chemicals, like Furadan used to captures birds.
  • Killings of Birds
  • Villagers rapprochement of Lake Area

Birds in Region[edit]

Critically Endangered[edit]

  • Oriental White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
  • Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus)


  • Greater Adjutant(Leptoptilos dubiu)
  • Greater Spotted Eagle(Aquila clanga)
  • Lesser Kestrel(Falco naumanni)
  • Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

Near Threatened[edit]

  • Darter Anhinga (melanogaster)
  • Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
  • Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda)


See also[edit]

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


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