Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is unique and located in the midst of dense forest at a distance of 15 km on the Banavasi Road in Gudavi in Sorab taluk of Shimoga district. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is surrounded by agricultural fields on the west and north, and by moist deciduous forest on the east and south. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 0.73 sq km and offers a number of exquisite bird species. Various kinds of birds migrate Gudavi for breeding in monsoon season i.e., between June and December. A natural lake and the trees give shelter to these birds.
Guduvi is one of the 5 famous bird sanctuaries of Karnataka. According to the survey done in 1993, it is told that 191 varieties of birds are found at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. Some important birds that are found at Gudavi include White Pebis, Stone Bill, Egret, Cormorant, Snake bird, Heron etc. A platform is built here for a closer look of birds.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is an ideal picnic spot to spend weekends or vacations for bird watcher's in the most fruitful manner.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is open to from 6 am to 6 pm and the best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of June to November.