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Attiveri Bird Sanctuary

Situated in a village in Mundgod Taluk of Uttar Kanada district, Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 kms from Mundgod and at a distance of 43 kms from Hubli-Dharwad. It is spread over 2.23 km sq and is dotted around the Attiveri reservoir. Birds like Indian and little cormorants, Pied and White throated Kingfishers, Indian Grey Hornbill, Barn Swallow, cattke egret, Eurasian spoonsbill can be found this bird sanctuary and spotting such beautiful creators is a treat to the eyes.  One can also find those many aquatic creatures around this sanctuary.


Located in the region of Uttara Karnataka, this was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1994 as the number of birds had drastically increased. Now, it is spread over an area of 22.3 sq km. The area is covered with dry deciduous forests and is spread across an area of 22.3 sq km. One can also spot many farmlands around this sanctuary which has rich diversity of insects. They act as a main source for the water birds to feed in. One can find more than 79 species of birds arriving from more than 22 countries in this bird sanctuary which is the best part of this bird sanctuary.

Flora & Fauna

This sanctuary is a home to those many bird species that include birds like Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Black-headed Ibis, Little Cormorant, Green Bee-eater, Darter, Indian Pond Heron, Great Egret, Grey Francolin, Indian Cormorant and other come here in the month of October.
The other birds that can found in this bird sanctuary are:

  • Brown Shrike
  • Bay-backed Shrike
  • Southern Grey Shrike
  • Barn Swallow
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet and many others

Also, spotting wildlife animals like Small Indian Civet, Indian Pangolin, Jackal, Wild Boar, Grey Mongoose, Indian Porcupine, Jungle Cat, Common Palm Civet can be found grazing in this vicinity.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of November to March.


Staying and messing over here is not an issue as one can find rest rooms and guesthouses that have been built with the point of the tourists only. They will get everything that they want over here.

Visitor Information

Get in touch with your feathered friends over here and forget every tension. Also, one can find private rooms on rent near the sanctuary. This place is also a haven for the trekking enthusiasts.

Those visiting this place should surely carry a binocular to look at the birds carefully. Also don’t make loud noises while roaming around this sanctuary as it may scare away the birds.

How to Reach

The hours in which the tourists can visit this bird sanctuary is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Also, the best time to visit this sanctuary is from the months of November to March.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is in Hubli and it is easy to reach Attiveri from the nearest railway station.

By Air

The nearest airport is in Bangalore city and is an international airport. Also, there is a domestic airport in Hubli.

By Road

The road is very well connected to this bird sanctuary and is at a distance of 50 km from Hubli and around 400 kms from Bangalore.

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