Picture1 – Guards and officials of Attiveri at the entrance of the Sanctuary
Attiveri bird sanctuary is situated in Kalghatgi taluk, Dharwad district of North Karnataka. It is spread over an area of 2.23 Sq. Km. A dam was built across Thayavvanahalla in the village in 1990 to facilitate the farmers of Attiveri village to irrigate their lands.
Picture2 – Bee eater near the reservoir
The construction resulted in submerging the natural forest around this area. The parts of the trees that could not be submerged fully started attracting a variety of aquatic birds both local as well as migratory. The reservoir covers around 1.01 Sq. Km., and the rest of the area is dry deciduous forest with fruit and flowering trees. The birds preferred this calm and quiet place with ample aquatic and forest food to nest and breed. In august 2000, Attiveri was declared as a bird sanctuary.
Picture3 – Eurasian Spoon Bill
79 species of birds visit Attiveri Bird Sanctuary every year from around 22 countries. Best time to visit the sanctuary is during November and March. The winter migration is an awesome sight to behold with thousands of birds flocking the sanctuary jostling to build a place of their own. Some of the winged denizens of this place are White Ibis, Herons, Little Cormorants, Spoonbills, Painted Storks, Lapwings, White Breasted Kingfisher, Grey Hornbill, Water Hen, Stilt, Darter, Plovers, Shoveller, Pintails, Bee eater etc.
Picture4 – Darter or Snake Bird
Animals like Wild Boars, Spotted Deers, Jackals, Foxes, Langurs, and Wolves roam the forests surrounding the sanctuary.
Type of Place: Bird Sanctuary
Situated: Attiveri village, Kalghatgi Taluk, Dharwad District
Distance: Mundgod Town – 10 Km.; Hubli – 40 Km.; Bangalore – 400 Km.
Transport: Nearest railhead and airport – Hubli (40 Km.), Buses ply till Attiveri
Facilities: Rest rooms are available and a guesthouse is being built, which will be available to the tourists soon
For more details contact:
Assistant Conservator of Forests
Ranebennur – 581 881
Tel. 0836 – 860 394