Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Agra

3.4
#4 of 6 in Wildlife in Agra
Keetham lake, is about 20 KM from Agra and 12 km from sikandra is located within the Soorr Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Keetham declared as National Bird Sanctuary in 27 March 1991 by U.P. Forest Department.

The entire lake is formed in a catchment area of 7.13 kmĀ². Keetham Lake is pentagonal in shape. There are artificially created islands for shelter and breeding grounds to the migratory birds.

More than 206 species of migratory and resident birds are known to have their resting habitats at Soor Sarovar. Keetham lake plays as a host and welcome a wide range of avifauna during winter season. The important aquatic birds inhabiting Keetham lake are-

Little Gerbs

Cormorants

Darter,

Grey Heron

Purple Heron

Paddy Bird

Cattle Egrets

Large Egrets

Smaller Egrets

Little Egrets

Night Heron

Painted Stork

Black necked Stork

White Stork

white Ibis

black headed ibis

Spoon Bill

Open Bill

Grey Goose

Bar headed Goose

Lesser Whistling Teal

Ruddy Shelduck

Pintail

Common Teal

Spot Billed Duck

Gadwall, Wigeon

Shoveler

Comb Duck

Pelicans

sarus cranes

coots
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  • This was far more than I expected and I had a wonderful guide who gave me so much great information. He struggled to pedal but did such a good job pointing animals and birds out to me it was easily on...  more »
  • I had pre-booked to go here as part of a school trip. On arrival we were met and given a tour around and a brief overview of the sanctuary. Due to the time of year we were there to find out more about...  more »
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  • You should be ready to walk a lot into the jungle paths, have binocolurs, lot of patience. More than different birds, you can spend time observing birds activities there. With kids also its fine as one time visit to tell them about nature and linked stories.
  • Not properly maintained. No police force inside for safety. Forget water and any other basic services. If you are going here, better go in your car/bike and visit in morning or day time.
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