Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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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.


Q1) Who is referred to as ‘The Birdman of India’?

Dr. Salim Ali  was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist, often referred to as the "birdman of India". Dr. Salim Ali received many honours and awards for his contributions to science and conservation, including the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, two of India's highest civilian awards.

Source: Karnala Bird Sanctuary now has 187 species