On a rainy day in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

PAYANIGA - On a rainy day in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

Mid August and five days with us to spare for three of us. After countless number of lengthy discussions on places to visit and itinerary, we were still clueless on where to go. Finally, we decided to reach Goa, spend a day and come back. But with no any fixed plan on route, stop-overs, places to visit en route. That’s when we chanced upon to visit Gudavi, a small less known bird sanctuary in Shivamogga district of Karnataka.

PAYANIGA - On a rainy day in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

PAYANIGA - On a rainy day in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

It was almost noon, by the time we reached there. But the overcast sky and drizzle made us feel it was still 8 in the morning. As we entered the sanctuary, we were welcomed by squawking of countless number of birds. The area was completely filled with hundreds of Black headed Ibises and a few Egrets which were complete minority among Ibises. The view from the watchtower was much more beautiful – white dots sprawled all over the green scape. But only sad part was we were not able to spend more time at the place due to intermittent rain and the birds too were not happy because of the weather.

PAYANIGA - On a rainy day in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

Gudavi is 15 KMs from Soraba taluk of Shivamogga district. There are no facilities to stay at the bird sanctuary. Nearest places for a decent accommodation are Sagar or Shivamogga. Along with Gudavi, nearby places of interests – Keladi, Banavasi, and of course the well-known Jog falls.

10 Comments

  1. Anil RameshJanuary 19, 2012

    Nice Write Up! 

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    1. Prashanth MJanuary 19, 2012

      Thanks Anil!

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  2. YateeshJanuary 19, 2012

    any spottings apart from Ibis seen in the photos above? Just in case you noted

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  3. River raftingFebruary 22, 2012

    Great post!!There are very few Bird Sanctuary’s in India.This looks like a good one. 

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  4. NishaFebruary 28, 2012

    I think most of Bangaloreans are into birding. 😛
    I liked the last picture most.

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    1. Prashanth MFebruary 29, 2012

      I’m not really into birding. It just happened that I visited this please with couple of my friends who are!! 🙂

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  5. Summi SApril 10, 2012

    Black headed ibis! Great pics!

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  6. SrikJune 29, 2012

    Last one is the best!

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    1. PrashanthJuly 1, 2012

      Thanks Srik!

      Reply
  7. AdarshAugust 1, 2013

    Its indeed beautiful place.. Even i’d been there. nice snaps Prashant. my blog at http://www.trekfriends.blogspot.com

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