Saman Bird Sanctuary

Saman Bird Sanctuary is in Mainpuri district, in western Uttar Pradesh. It has been designated as a protected Ramsar site since 2019.[1]

Saman Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Saman Bird Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Saman Bird Sanctuary
LocationSaman, Mainpuri district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nearest cityMainpuri
Coordinates27°01′28″N 79°10′58″E / 27.0245776°N 79.1827231°E / 27.0245776; 79.1827231Coordinates: 27°01′28″N 79°10′58″E / 27.0245776°N 79.1827231°E / 27.0245776; 79.1827231
Governing bodyUttar Pradesh Government
Official nameSaman Bird Sanctuary
Designated2 December 2019
Reference no.2413[1]

Getting ThereEdit

Mainpuri is the nearest railhead. Also, UPSRTC operates city buses to and from the main archaeological sites. Agra is the nearest Airport.


The sanctuary is spread over an area of 5 km2. There are many birds which can be seen here and the sanctuary is best suited for Bird safari. Also there are different animals such as Jackal, Mongoose, Hare and various local and migratory birds.

The best time to visit the sanctuary is between November & February.

Birds here include Sarus Cranes and Black Necked Stork as well as sharp hunters like Egyptian vulture, Sparrow Hawk, Black Shouldered Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle and Black Kite. Some Small species of birds are also residing in nearby areas of the Sanctuary like Magpie Robin, Rufous Fronted Prinia, Little Green Bee-eater, Tailor Bird and Ashy Prinia. Indian Grey Hornbill, Lineated Barbet, Yellow Footed Green Pigeon and Asian Openbill are some of the species which are not common for an area like this.

The Sarus Crane is one of the most beautiful bird of Indian Subcontinent, its presence in Mainpuri District shows that this area has a special importance for this creature, that's why in the logo of Clean Mainpuri Beautiful Mainpuri (Swatch Mainpuri Sunder Mainpuri) the district authorities have also given a special symbol status to The Sarus Crane.


  1. ^ a b "Saman Bird Sanctuary". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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