Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
Situated in Rajasthan in Northern India, is an exclusive reserve for rare avifauna and Indian Wildlife. It is a Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention, and hence is also a World Heritage site.
Over 350 species of birds can be seen in this 29 Sq Km Park. One third of these are migrants, who have made this sanctuary their wintering ground. Since Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary lies on the Central Asian Flyway of the Asia Pacific Global Migratory Flyway; it is a wintering ground for a large number of migratory water-bird that breeds in the Pale arctic region.
The endangered Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) uses this bird sanctuary as its only wintering ground. Apart from this, you can also find several species of Pelicans, Cranes, Larks, Geese, Eagles, Hawks, Ducks, Shanks, Wagtails, Stints, Warblers, Flycatchers, Wheatears, Buntings and Pipits in this sanctuary.