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Bihar Kabar Wildlife Sanctuary
Kabar Jheel Bird Sanctuary is one of the most liked places for the migratory birds in Begusarai district if Bihar state. The location of this sanctuary is in northern portion of the district. River Burhi Gandak has created a lake named Kabar and more than 57 bird species are habited in this lake including migratory birds too. According to a survey, there are 31 fish species are also naturally habited in the lake.
This bird sanctuary was established in the year 1987. Kabar Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asian continent. The area of this lake is approximately triple larger than Bharatpur sanctuary of Rajasthan state of India. In this sanctuary, Oriental White-backed Vulture and long billed Vultures are found and these two bird species are most liked and viewed birds here. World famous ornithologist Late Salim Ali detected more than 60 species of migratory birds that always make this lake as their nest during their outing period. According to a study conducted by the ornithologist, over all strength of birds species habited in the sanctuary is above 106.
In this sanctuary the life cycle of the birds may be classified in three sub-categories:-
- Endangered birds
- Vulnerable birds
- Near Threatened birds
In this category only one bird species namely Oriental White Backed Vulture falls. Officially this bird has the designation of Gyps bengalensis.
In this category, the following birds are counted:-Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubiu), Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila Clanga), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) and Sarus Crane (Grus antigone). These birds have been given protective atmosphere.
Near Threatened Birds
In this category, Darter Ahinga (Melanogaster), Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Black Billed tern (Strena aciticauda) falls.
How to Reach
This area may be visited by all means of transportation.
Patna is the nearest Airport to reach this sanctuary by Air. From airport, frequent conveyances are available to the sanctuary.
Begusarai is the nearest railway station. This station falls on New Delhi – Guwahati railway line. Major trains are connected to this station from all directions of India.
This sanctuary is well connected with various highways and link roads. NH-28 & 31 passes very close from the sanctuary and link roads as approach way are in good condition to access this site.