Saman Bird Sanctuary
- Site number:2413
- Area:526.3 ha
- Designation date:02-12-2019
- Coordinates:27°00'N 79°10'E
The Saman Bird Sanctuary in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh is a seasonal oxbow lake on the Ganges floodplain. It is heavily reliant on the arrival of the south-westerly monsoon in July and August, which provides the vast majority of annual rainfall. The Sanctuary regularly provides refuge to over 50,000 waterbirds (187 bird species have been recorded) and is particularly important as a wintering site for many migrants including the greylag goose (Anser anser), with over 1% of the South Asian population present during winter. Vulnerable species including sarus crane (Grus antigone) and greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga) are also found. Ecosystem services provided include supply of fresh water for agriculture, as well as recreation and nature-based tourism based around the huge diversity of birds. Settlement encroachment and salinization present threats. The Office of the Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) oversees the Site’s management.
Saman Bird Sanctuary is located near village Saman in Karhal tehsil of Mainpuri district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
- National legal designation:
- Sanctuary - Saman Bird Sanctuary
- Last publication date:01-02-2020