This is the smallest Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, covering an area of just 1 sq kms, but arguably one of the best as over 180 species of birds make their home here. Patna Bird Sanctuary is located in Jalesar, on Agra-Etah-Aligarh road. Patna Bird Sanctuary can be accessed by road and rail. Nearest railway station is Etah railway station. It is well connected from Agra & Aligarh by Road.
In winters the shallow lake inside the sanctuary is transformed with the arrival of migratory birds, becoming a riot of sound and colours! The lake, fed by rain water, dries up in summers.
Among the bird species which have been reported from here are Comb Duck, Cotton Teal, Lesser Whistling Duck and Spot-billed Duck. During height of winter in December and January, Patna Bird Sanctuary welcomes over 60,000 birds. Some of the most stunning winter birds who roost here include the Rosy Pelican, Lesser Flamingo, Eurasian Spoonbill, Mallard and Bar-headed Goose. The most common migratory bird here is the Northern Pintail, which outnumbers all other species.
How to get there
Jalesar is the nearest and Agra is the major railway station at a distance of 60 kms that interconnects from the sanctuary. By road it is at a distance of 64 kms from Agra.
Booking of accommodations at Dudhwa, Motipur & Kakraha are open.
Note : Visit to forest areas is not allowed till 14th November.