If tigers draw wildlife enthusiasts to Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks in Madhya Pradesh; it is diverse avian army that attract tourists to Karera Bird Sanctuary. Karera Bird Sanctuary is an ideal spot for bird watchers, who love watching birds of different colors, shape and size. Karera Bird Sanctuary is not only about just birds but the sanctuary is also home to a number of wild animals.
Karera Bird Sanctuary is located in Madhya Pradesh and is about 55 kilometres from Shivpuri. Shivpuri was once the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior. Karera Bird Sanctuary is a bird watcher's delight. The sanctuary is famous for its celebrity inhabitant Indian bustard and is believed to be last refuge of this bird. The studies conducted on the Indian bustard here have revealed that there are three type of bustards found in the sanctuary. The three types of bustards you may come across are Indian bustard, bearded bustard and colored bustard.
Experts have recorded 245 species of birds in Karera Bird Sanctuary. Some of the birds you may come across in Karera Bird Sanctuary include teals, herons, Indian robins, pintails and gadwalls. There are a number of water birds like egrets, spoonbills and black-bellied river terns. Karera Bird Sanctuary is also a temporary refuge to migratory birds. Dihaila Jeel in the sanctuary play host to migratory birds, who flock the sanctuary every year.
Blackbuck is the celebrity animal in the sanctuary and at the last count there number was 2000. Indian gazelle is another animal that you can see at Karera Bird Sanctuary.