Karnala Bird Sanctuary

March 18, 2023

The recent annual scientific bird count report covering three seasonal bird counts at the Karnala Bird Sanctuary finds a total of 187 species of birds.

About Karnala Bird Sanctuary:

  • Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located in the Raigad District of Maharashtra.
  • It is a habitat of woodland birds in the Western Ghats & was one of the favoured areas of well-known ornithologist Dr Salim Ali.
  • It also forms a catchment area of the Patalganga River.
  • Flora: The Sanctuary area is covered with mixed deciduous forest.
  • Fauna: Globally threatened and endemic birds like Long Billed Vultures, Malabar Gray Hornbill, Small Sun Bird and Shahin Falcon birds spp. are found in Karnala Bird Sanctuary.