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“Great variety of birds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Karnala Bird Sanctuary
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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190 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Great variety of birds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We arrived at sunrise, and walked the trails. Within 15 minutes I saw a Black Winged Kite, Red Vented Bulbuls, Red Whiskered Bulbuls, Green Bee Eaters, and a Black Hooded Oriole. The bird stand is great, but could do to have the roof cut back, as it hangs down so far that you can't see out of the one side.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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“A great place to visit away from buzzing city noise but close to big city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

This place is a great vacation place close to Mumbai and Pune. This is a nice place to watch birds, and there is also a trekking trail which leads you to a fort. Once reaching the fort it gives a great view of the nearby cities. Worth a vacation trip.

Visited February 2011
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Thane, India
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“Karnala Bird Sanctuary - A birds song !!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Karnala, is about 10-12 km from Panvel and the bird sanctuary is actually bifurcated by the national highway. Though in such proximity to Panvel, we had some difficulty reaching there.
The bird sanctuary is actually a small one and most people come here for a trek to the Karnala fort or for a day picnic. As the day progresses, you will find families flocking on a weekend, well packed with home made lunches and unpacked kids with their cricket bats, yelling at the top of their voices.
We did see some passionate patient people with binoculars waiting to get a glimpse of the feathery family on the 'Hariyali trail', one of the trails for bird watching in the sanctuary. A middle aged couple actually showed us an 'Asian Paradise Fly Catcher'. What a beautiful and strange bird with a white spotless tail about 4-5 times the length of its body. The other birds we saw at the sanctuary were an owl, egrets, a blue thrush, herons. The fauna included the black faced langur, monkeys, squirrels and a giant yellow spider. Among the caged ones were peacocks, parrots, some coloured doves, and rabbits.
Read more on my trip to Karnala on:
http://thedriftingwanderers.blogspot.com/2012/01/karnala-bird-sanctuary-birds-song.html

Visited January 2012
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