With tidal swamps, dry evergreen forests and mangroves, the sanctuary is an all-year-round spot. Ideal for a picnic, the sanctuary is located very near to the coastline. It is particularly renowned for its congregation of migratory waterfowls and flamingos. During the winter season, one can witness almost 5,000 to 10,000 flamingos here. Almost half of the sanctuary is consumed by a great swamp, which makes it an ideal habitat for migratory and water birds. During spring, trees and shrubs are laden with wild berries, attracting thousands of birds like green pigeons, rosy pastors and mynas. During winter, a horde of insectivorous birds gather here, including paradise fly catchers, Indian pittas, shrikes, swallows, drongos, minivets, blue jays and wood-bucks. Apart from birds, the wildlife sanctuary also has a population of blackbucks, wild boars, chital, dolphins and turtles. A vast variety of water birds such as teals, gulls, terns, plovers, stilts etc., have also made it their home.

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