Nalbana bird sanctuary is one of the small islands inside Chilika Lake, which is connected to the Bay of Bengal towards its east.
The island gets completely submerged during the monsoon season. As the monsoon recedes in the winter, lake levels decrease and the island is exposed, birds flock to the island in large numbers to feed on its mudflats.
Birds commonly seen:
Lesser flamingos, Goliath heron, Purple herons, Spoonbills, Dalmatian pelican , Pallas’s fish-eagles , Spoon-billed sandpiper, Spot-billed pelican, white-bellied sea eagle, Pariah kite, Marsh harriers.
These are just to name a few…
Nearest railway station:
Balugaon railway station(12 km)
Nearest bus station:
The nearest bus route to Chilika Lake ends at Satapada. NH 30 and 31 connect with the road along the banks of the lake.
Best time to visit:
October to March
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