Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde bird sanctuary, Shimoga, Theerthahalli, Malnad region, Tunga, Median Egret, Little Cormonant, darter or snake-bird, Mangalore
Mandagadde bird sanctuary, Shimoga, Theerthahalli, Malnad region, Tunga, Median Egret, Little Cormonant, darter or snake-bird, Mangalore
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Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 30 km from Shimoga on the way to Theerthahalli from Shimoga. Though Mandagadde Bird sanctuary is not considered one of the biggest of the bird sanctuaries of Karnataka, it is a habitat for a variety of birds.
Mandagadde bird sanctuary is one of the few bird sanctuaries in the Malnad region which is spread about 1.14 acres and surrounded by dense forest. This picnic spot houses some of the spectacular migratory birds.

A small island is formed by the flowing river Tunga, and the dense of trees on the island provide shelter for immigrating birds. The birds like Median Egret, Little Cormonant, darter or snake-bird etc., comes from different parts of the world during May for breeding. The breeding cycle will be completed by October and the migrated birds return home with their young ones.

A watchtower has been erected for viewing different species of birds. Boating arrangements are also been made by the state forest department for closer viewing of the nesting birds.

Best season to visit Mandagadde bird sanctuary is between July and September. During the peak season (August), it is estimated that more than Five thousand birds visit this sanctuary.

Near by attractions:
On the way to the Mandagadde bird sanctuary, you can also visit the Gajanur Dam and the Elephant training camp at Sakrebyle.

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

Distance from Mandagadde bird sanctuary
Shimoga: 30 km
Bangalore: 345 km
Mangalore: 150 km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Shimoga
Road: Mandagadde bird sanctuary is well connected by road. Mandagadde Bird sanctuary can be reached by road in KSRTC or private buses.

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