Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Banavasi, Sorab taluk, Shimoga, White Pebis, Stone Bill, Egret, Cormorant, Snake bird, Heron, Sagar, Mangalore
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Banavasi, Sorab taluk, Shimoga, White Pebis, Stone Bill, Egret, Cormorant, Snake bird, Heron, Sagar, Mangalore
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Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is unique and located in the midst of dense forest at a distance of 15 km on the Banavasi Road in Gudavi in Sorab taluk of Shimoga district. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is surrounded by agricultural fields on the west and north, and by moist deciduous forest on the east and south.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 0.73 sq km and offers a number of exquisite bird species. Various kinds of birds migrate Gudavi for breeding in monsoon season i.e., between June and December. A natural lake and the trees give shelter to these birds.

Guduvi is one of the 5 famous bird sanctuaries of Karnataka. According to the survey done in 1993, it is told that 191 varieties of birds are found at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. Some important birds that are found at Gudavi include White Pebis, Stone Bill, Egret, Cormorant, Snake bird, Heron etc. A platform is built here for a closer look of birds.

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is an ideal picnic spot to spend weekends or vacations for bird watcher's in the most fruitful manner.

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is open to from 6 am to 6 pm and the best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of June to November.

Accommodation: Accommodations are not available at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. You will need to stay at Sagar or Shimoga.

Distance from Gudavi bird sanctuary
Soraba: 15 km
Sagar: 41 km
Shimoga: 115 km
Bangalore: 375 km
Mangalore: 270 km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Shimoga
Road: Gudavi bird sanctuary is well connected by road. Nearest major town is Sirsi. The route is Sirsi - Banavasi - Gudavi and it takes approximately two hours.

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