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List of Important bird areas in India – updated

List of Important bird areas in India – updated. How many Important bird areas in India. total number of Important bird areas in India is 467. These areas provide suitable conditions to birds. 
The IBA Programme of Birdlife International aims to identify, monitor and protect a global network of IBAs for conservation of the world’s birds and associated biodiversity.
The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS; www.bnhs.org) and Birdlife International have identified 467 IBAs in India (Islam and Rahmani, 2004). BNHS has also prepared a list of 96 new/potential sites which can be designated as IBAs in the future. Name of area, PA status, IBA criteria and final code is given below…….

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health. The IBA Programme of Birdlife International aims to identify, monitor and protect a global network of IBAs for conservation of the world’s birds and associated biodiversity. The IBAs serve as conservation areas for protection of birds at the global, regional or sub-regional level. According to Birdlife International, designation of IBAs is based on standardized criteria, namely (i) hold significant numbers of one or more globally threatened bird species, (ii) be one of a set of sites that together hold a suite of restricted-range species or biome-restricted species and (iii) have exceptionally large numbers of migratory or congregator birds. The IBAs contain a range of habitats, such as wetlands, mudflats, microhabitats in biodiversity hotspots, grasslands and scrublands, making them excellent indicators of biodiversity richness (India’s 5th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2014). The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS; www.bnhs.org) and Birdlife International have identified 467 IBAs in India (Islam and Rahmani, 2004). Forty percent of these IBAs fall outside the PA network and thus form an important tool for landscape-level conservation planning. BNHS has also prepared a list of 96 new/potential sites which can be designated as IBAs in the future.

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List of Important bird areas in India. Name of area, PA status, IBA criteria and final code is as follows…….
S.No.  

Site Name

PA Status IBA Criteria Final Code
1 Adichunchunagiri Wildlife Sanctuary A1, A2 IN178
2 Alniya Dam A1, A4iii IN058
3 Amarambalam Reserved Forest – Nilambur A1, A2, A3 IN232
4 Amchang Hills A1 IN366
5 Ango or Anko Hills A1, A2 IN430
6 Anshi National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN179
7 Arabhithittu Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN213
8 Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN233
9 Asan Barrage Cons. R A1, A4i IN098
10 Askot Wildlife Sanctuary and Goriganga Basin WLS A1, A2 IN099
11 Austin Strait A1, A2 IN447
12 Avalanche (Nilgiri) A1, A2, A3 IN256
13 Bagdarrah Closed Area A1, A3 IN081
14 Bahour Lake A4i, A4iii IN290
15 Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN112
16 Baliapannium Islands A4i
17 Balpakram Complex A1, A2, A4i IN412
18 Bandhavgarh National Park NP A1, A3 IN137
19 Bandipur National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN180
20 Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN022
21 Bannerghatta National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN181
22 Banni Grassland and ChhariDhand A1, A4i, A4iii IN082
23 Barail Range A1, A2, A3 IN367
24 Barangtang – Rafters Creek A1, A2 IN448
25 Bardha Dam A1, A3, A4i IN059
26 Barna Reservoir A1, A4iii IN138
27 Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN368
28 Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN306
29 Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN327
30 Basai wetlands A1, A4i, A4iii IN052
31 BauwwaBeel A1 IN369
32 Behali Reserve Forest A1, A3 IN370
33 Berijam (Kodaikanal) A1, A2 IN257
34 Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN182
35 BhagwanMahavir Wildlife Sanctuary (including Molem) WLS A1, A2, A3 IN174
36 Bhal area A1 IN083
37 Bhashkarpara A1, A4iii
38 Bherjan-Borajan-Podumoni Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN371
39 Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN154
40 Bhimgad Forests A1, A2, A3 IN183
41 Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN053
42 Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park WLS/NP A1, A4i IN310
43 Bhoj wetland A1, A4i, A4iii IN139
44 Big Tank (PeriaKanmai) and SakkarakotaiKanmai A1, A4iii IN258
45 BiligiriRangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary and Hills WLS A1, A2, A3 IN184
46 Binog Sanctuary – Bhadraj – Jharipani WLS A1, A2 IN100
47 Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN101
48 Bison Swamp (Nilgiri) A1, A2 IN259
49 Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park NP A1, A2 IN441
50 Bordoibam-Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary WLS A1 IN372
51 Bordoloni – Sampora A1, A2, A4i IN373
52 Bori Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN140
53 Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN185
54 Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN431
55 Burnt Island (Bandra) Vengurla Rocks A4iii IN155
56 Buxa Tiger Reserve (National Park) NP A1, A2 IN317
57 Cairn Hill Reserve Forest (Nilgiri) A1, A2 IN260
58 Car Nicobar A1, A2 IN449
59 Carambolim Wetlands A1, A2, A4i, A4iii IN175
60 Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN186
61 Chaglagaum – Denning – Walong A1, A2 IN338
62 Chail Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN023
63 Chainpur and Hanspuri A1, A2 IN450
64 Chakrashila Complex A1, A4i, A4iii IN374
65 Chandaka – Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3, A4i IN311
66 Chandubi Lake and adjoining areas A1 IN375
67 CharaklaSaltworks A1, A4iii IN084
68 Chaurs of North Bihar A4iii IN292
69 Chayang Tajo – Khenewa – Lada A1, A2 IN339
70 Cherapunjee: cliffs, gorges and sacred groves A1, A2, A3 IN420
71 Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN234
72 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN235
73 Chitragudi and Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN261
74 Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN024
75 Chushul marshes A1 IN001
76 Corbett Tiger Reserve WLS/NP A1 IN102
77 Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and Godavari estuary WLS A1, A4iii IN215
78 Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN176
79 D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A4i IN340
80 Dachigam National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN002
81 Dampa Tiger Reserve WLS/NP A2 IN442
82 Danapur cantonment area A1, A4i IN293
83 Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN187
84 Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN025
85 DeeporBeel Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN379
86 Dehra Gali (DKG) forest A1, A2 IN003
87 DeobaliJalah, Sialmari, Haibargaon, Khutikatia (Nagaon) A1, A4i IN376
88 Desert National Park NP A1, A3 IN060
89 Dhansiri Reserve Forest A1, A4i IN377
90 Dhauludhar Wildlife Sanctuary and McLeod Gunj WLS A1, A2 IN026
91 Dibang Reserve Forest and adjacent areas A1, A2 IN341
92 Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN342
93 Dibru – Saikhowa Complex A1, A2 IN378
94 Dichu Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN343
95 DihailaJheel and other wetlands A1, A4i, A4iii IN141
96 Diyatra Closed Area A1 IN061
97 Dombang Valley – Lachung – Lema – Tsungthang A1, A2, A3 IN328
98 Dudhwa National Park NP A1, A3, A4i IN113
99 Dum Duma, Dangori and Kumsong Reserve Forests A1 IN380
100 Dzuku Valley A1, A2 IN432
101 Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries WLS A1, A2 IN344
102 East and North KarbiAnglong Wildlife Sanctuaries WLS A1 IN381
103 Eravikulam National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN236
104 Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Saramati area WLS A1, A2 IN421
105 FambongLho Wildlife Sanctuary – Himalayan Zoological Park – Ratey Chu Reserve Forest WLS A1, A2, A3 IN329
106 Farakka Barrage and adjoining area A1, A4i, A4iii IN318
107 Flamingo City A1, A4iii IN085
108 GamgulSiahbehi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN027
109 Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary and reservoir WLS A4iii IN142
110 Gangapur Dam and grasslands A1, A4i, A4iii IN156
111 Gangotri National Park NP A1, A2 IN111
112 Garampani, Nambor and Doigrung A1 IN382
113 GawanaArain, Mangaliyawas, Ramsar, Goyal, Ratakot, Badar A1 IN062
114 Gharana Wetland Reserve A4iii IN021
115 Ghatigaon Bustard Sanctuary WLS A1 IN143
116 Gibbon (Hollongapar) Sanctuary WLS A1 IN383
117 Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary NP/WLS A1 IN086
118 Gobind Sagar and Naina Devi Wildlife Sanctuaries WLS A1 IN028
119 GogabilPakshiVihar, BagharBeel and BaldiaChaur A1, A4iii IN294
120 Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN307
121 Gorumara National Park NP A1, A2 IN319
122 Governor’s Shola (Nilgiri) A1, A2 IN262
123 Govind National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Sandra, Kotinad and Singtur ranges (Tons forest division) WLS/NP A1, A2 IN103
124 Grass Hills A1, A2 IN263
125 Great Himalayan National Park NP A1, A2 IN029
126 Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar A1, A2 IN451
127 Gudavi Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A4i IN188
128 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park NP A1, A4iii IN264
129 Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN004
130 Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN439
131 Habang A4ii IN384
132 HaigamRakh (marshes) A1, A4iii IN005
133 Halali Reservoir A1, A4iii IN144
134 Hampi and Daroji Bear Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN189
135 Hanle Plains (Hanle River marshes) A1 IN006
136 Harike Lake Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A4i, A4iii IN049
137 Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN114
138 Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary and North Karanpur Valley WLS A1 IN303
139 Hemis National Park NP A3 IN007
140 Hirapora Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN008
141 Hokarsar A1, A4iii IN009
142 Horsley Hills A1, A2 IN216
143 Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN237
144 Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park WLS/NP A1, A2, A3 IN265
145 Indravati National Park and Tiger Reserve NP/WLS A1, A3 IN308
146 Innerline, Katakal and Barak Reserve Forests A1 IN385
147 INS – Shivaji and adjoining areas, Lonavla A1, A2, A3 IN157
148 Intaki National Park NP A1, A3 IN422
149 Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN452
150 Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN345
151 Jaikwadi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN158
152 Jaisamand Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN063
153 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN320
154 Jamjing and Sengajan A1 IN386
155 Jarawa Reserve (Middle Andaman and South Andaman) A1, A2 IN453
156 Jatinga A1, A2, A4iv IN387
157 Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary WLS A1 IN159
158 JengdiaBeel and Satgaon A1 IN388
159 Jhanjimukh – Kokilamukh A1, A4i IN389
160 Jiri – Makru Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN433
161 Jogimatti Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN190
162 Kadakachang (Katakatchang) A1, A2 IN454
163 Kailam Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN434
164 Kais Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN030
165 Kaj Lake (PipalavaBandharo) A1, A4i, A4iii IN087
166 Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve NP A1, A2 IN266
167 KalatopKhajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN031
168 Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN054
169 Kaliveli Tank and

Yeduyanthittu estuary

A1, A4i, A4iii IN267
170 Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN032
171 Kane Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN346
172 Kanha National Park NP A1 IN145
173 Kanjli Lake A1, A4i, A4iii IN050
174 Karaivetti Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN268
175 Karanji Tank A1, A4i IN191
176 Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

and Girijapur Barrage

WLS A1 IN115
177 Kattampally A1 IN238
178 Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN217
179 Kawar (Kabar) Lake Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN295
180 Kaziranga National Park NP A1, A2, A4i, A4iii IN390
181 Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary

and surrounding Reserve Forests

WLS A1, A2, A3 IN104
182 Kemmangundi and Bababudan Hills A1, A2, A3 IN192
183 Kemphole Reserve Forest A2, A3 IN193
184 Keoladeo National Park and AjanBande NP A1, A4iii IN064
185 Khangchendzonga National Park

and Biosphere Reserve

NP/BR A1, A2, A3 IN330
186 Khichan A1, A4i IN065
187 Khijadiya Lake and Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN088
188 Khonoma Nature Conservation

and Tragopan Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2 IN423
189 Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN033
190 Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN116
191 Kistwar National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN010
192 KokkareBellur A1, A4i IN194
193 Kole Wetland A1, A4i, A4iii IN239
194 Kolleru Lake Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN218
195 Koloriang – Sarli – Damin area A1, A2 IN347
196 Konni Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN240
197 Kottiyoor Reserve Forest A1, A2, A3 IN241
198 Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN160
199 Krishnarajasagar Reservoir A1, A4i, A4iii IN195
200 KuarbariDalani A1 IN391
201 Kudaiyya marshland A1, A4iii IN117
202 Kudremukh National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN196
203 Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN034
204 Kukkarahalli Tank A1, A3 IN197
205 Kulahupuzha Reserved Forest A1, A2 IN242
206 Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN321
207 KullurSandai Reservoir A1 IN271
208 Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN066
209 Kunthangulam Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN269
210 Kunthur – Kallur Lakes A1, A4i, A4iii IN198
211 KurraJheel A1, A4iii IN118
212 Kurseala River Course and

Diyara Floodplain

A4iii IN296
213 Kusheshwarsthan A1 IN297
214 Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary –

Tsomgo – Tamze – Chola Complex

A1, A2, A3 IN331
215 Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN011
216 Lagga – Bagga Reserve Forest A1 IN119
217 Lakh-Bahosi Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN120
218 Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN455
219 Langting-Mupa Reserve Forest A1 IN392
220 Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries WLS A1, A2 IN393
221 Lava – Neora Valley National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN322
222 Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN443
223 Lhonak Valley A1, A2, A3 IN332
224 Limbar Valley Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN012
225 Lingambudhi Lake and environs A1, A4i, A4iii IN199
226 LippaAsrang Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN035
227 Little Andaman A1, A2 IN456
228 Loktak Lake and KeibulLamjao National Park NP A1, A4iii IN435
229 Longwood Shola – Kothagiri A1, A2 IN270
230 Lowland forests of South Sikkim

(Melli-Baguwa-Kitam,

Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey)

A1, A2, A3 IN333
231 Lumding – Marat Longri A1 IN394
232 Madhav National Park NP A1 IN146
233 Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary – Tendong Reserve Forest WLS A1, A2, A3 IN334
234 Magadi and Shetikere Wetlands A4iii IN200
235 MaguThingbu A1, A2, A3 IN348
236 Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN323
237 Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

(Wandoor National Park)

NP A1, A2 IN457
238 Mahul – Sewree Creek A1, A4i, A4iii IN161
239 Majathal Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN036
240 Majuli A1, A2, A4iii IN395
241 Manabum and Tengapani Reserve Forests A1 IN349
242 Manali Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN037
243 Manas National Park NP A1, A2 IN396
244 Mangal Jodi A1, A4i, A4iii IN313
245 Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN219
246 Marine National Park and

Wildlife Sanctuary

NP/WLS A1, A4iii, A4iv IN089
247 Mawphlang Sacred Grove A1, A2 IN413
248 Mechuka – Monigong – Jorgging A1, A2 IN350
249 Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN351
250 Melghat Tiger Reserve A1, A2, A3 IN162
251 Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN201
252 Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and area WLS A1, A2, A3 IN177
253 MirgundJheel and Reserve A1, A4i IN013
254 MokamaTaal (Barah) Wetlands A1, A4i, A4iii IN298
255 Mouling National Park NP A1, A2 IN352
256 Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN067
257 Mount Diavalo and Cuthbert Bay A1, A2 IN458
258 Mount Harriet National Park NP A1, A2 IN459
259 Mount Paona A1, A2 IN424
260 Mount Zanibu A1, A2 IN425
261 Mount Ziphu A1, A2 IN426
262 Mudumalai National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN272
263 Mukurthi National Park (Nilgiris) NP A1, A2 IN273
264 Murlen National Park NP A1, A2 IN444
265 Muthukuzhi A1, A2 IN289
266 Nacho – Limeking – Taksing – Majha A1, A2 IN353
267 Naduvattam A1, A2 IN274
268 Nafra – Lada area A1, A2 IN354
269 Nagarhole National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN202
270 Nagi Dam and Nakti Dam

Bird Sanctuary

WLS A4i, A4iii IN299
271 Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN163
272 Nalabana Bird Sanctuary

(Chilika Lake)

WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN312
273 Naliya Grassland

(Lala Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary)

WLS A1 IN091
274 Nalsarovar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii, A4iv IN090
275 Namdapha – Kamlang NP A1, A2 IN355
276 Nameri National Park NP A1, A2 IN397
277 Namsangmukh – Borduria A1, A2 IN356
278 Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve BR A1, A2 IN105
279 Nandi Hills A1, A2, A3 IN203
280 NandurMadhmeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN164
281 Narasambudhi Lake A1, A4i IN204
282 Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN460
283 Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN038
284 Narora A1, A4iii IN121
285 National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (Agra/Etawah) WLS A1, A4iii IN122
286 National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary

(Bundi/Kota)

WLS A1, A4iii IN068
287 Navegaon National Park NP A1, A3 IN165
288 Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN123
289 Naya Bandh Wetland Complex A1 IN324
290 Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN221
291 Nelliyampathy (Nemmara Division) A1, A2 IN243
292 New Forest Campus A3 IN106
293 Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN244
294 Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN445
295 Nokrek National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN414
296 Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN415
297 Norpuh Reserve Forests A1, A2 IN416
298 North and South Sentinel A1, A2 IN461
299 North Reef Island Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN462
300 Okhla Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN057
301 Orang National Park NP A1, A4ii IN398
302 Ousteri Lake A4i, A4iii IN291
303 Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN014
304 Ozar and adjoining grassland A1 IN166
305 Pabho Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN399
306 Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A4iii IN400
307 Pakhal Lake Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3, A4iii IN222
308 Pakhui or

Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2 IN357
309 PalakDil A1, A3 IN446
310 Palamau Tiger Reserve NP/WLS A1, A3 IN304
311 Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary –

Zuluk – Bedang Tso – Natula Complex

WLS A1, A2, A3 IN335
312 Pangong Tso A1, A3 IN015
313 Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A4iii IN401
314 Panna National Park NP A1 IN147
315 Papum Reserve Forest A1 IN358
316 Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN245
317 ParvatiAranga Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN124
318 Patna Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN125
319 Peechi – Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN246
320 Pench Tiger Reserve NP/WLS A1 IN148
321 Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN247
322 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN248
323 Pfutsero-Chizami A1, A2 IN427
324 Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN069
325 Pin Valley National Park NP A3 IN039
326 Pitti Island WLS A4iii IN231
327 Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN223
328 Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN275
329 Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN040
330 Poomparai and Kukkal A1, A2 IN276
331 Pulicat Lake A1, A4iii IN224
332 Puliebadze-Dzukou-Zapfu A1, A2 IN428
333 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN205
334 Pyagpur and SitadwarJheel A1, A4iii IN126
335 Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN167
336 Rajaji National Park NP A1 IN107
337 Rajiv Ghandi Wildlife Sanctuary

(Nagarjunasagar –

Srisailam Tiger Reserve)

WLS A1 IN220
338 Ramanagara Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN206
339 Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN016
340 Rampura Grassland A1 IN092
341 Ramsagar Lake A1, A4iii IN070
342 Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary WLS A1 IN207
343 Rangananthittu Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN208
344 Rangawa Reservoir A4iii IN149
345 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park NP A1, A2 IN463
346 Ranni Reserve Forest A1, A2, A3 IN249
347 Ranthambore National Park and

Tiger Reserve

NP A1, A3 IN071
348 Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN150
349 Reservoirs of Chota Nagpur Plateau A4iii IN300
350 RiatKhwan – Umiam Lake A1, A2 IN417
351 Ripu and Chirang Reserve Forests A1, A2 IN402
352 Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4ii IN225
353 Ropar Lake A4iii IN051
354 RupiBhaba Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN041
355 Saddle Peak National Park NP A1, A2 IN464
356 SailanaKharmor Sanctuary WLS A1 IN151
357 Saipung A3 IN418
358 Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN072
359 Saltpans of Bhavnagar A1, A4iii IN093
360 Saman Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN127
361 Samaspur Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN128
362 Sambhar Lake A1, A4i, A4iii IN073
363 Sandi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN129
364 Sangla (RakshamChitkul)

Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2 IN042
365 Sangti Valley A1, A2 IN359
366 Sanjay Gandhi National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN168
367 Sarah Valley, Lower Dharamshala A1, A3 IN043
368 Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN152
369 Sareri Bandh A1, A4iii IN074
370 Sariska Tiger Reserve NP/WLS A1 IN075
371 SarsaiNawar Lake A1, A4iii IN130
372 Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN314
373 Satoi Range A1, A2 IN429
374 Sauj Lake A1, A4i, A4iii IN131
375 Sechu Tuan Nala

Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2, A3 IN044
376 Sei Dam reservoir and

surrounding environs

A1 IN076
377 Shallabugh Conservation Reserve Cons.R A4iii IN017
378 Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN209
379 SheikhaJheel A1, A4i, A4iii IN132
380 Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN250
381 Shergaon, Mandla – Phudung

and Kalaktang

A1, A2 IN360
382 Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN214
383 Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN045
384 Shimla Water Catchment

Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2, A3 IN046
385 Shiroi Community Forest A1, A2 IN436
386 Shola around Kodaikanal A1, A2 IN277
387 Sibsagar Tanks A1, A4i IN403
388 Silent Valley National Park NP A1, A2, A3 IN251
389 Simlipal National Park NP A1, A3 IN315
390 Singhalila National Park NP A1, A2 IN325
391 Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN077
392 Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN133
393 Soheldev Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN134
394 Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN210
395 Son Beel A1 IN404
396 Sonai-Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN405
397 Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN108
398 Sonkhaliya Closed Area A1 IN078
399 Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN226
400 Sri Penusila Narasimha

Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2 IN227
401 Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park WLS/NP A1, A2 IN228
402 Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN278
403 Subansiri A1, A2, A3 IN406
404 SuchindramTherur, Vembanoor A1, A4i IN279
405 Sulekere Lake A1, A4i, A4iii IN211
406 Sultanpur National Park NP A1, A4i, A4iii IN055
407 Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN316
408 Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve

(National Park)

NP/BR A1 IN326
409 Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN135
410 Surha Tal Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4iii IN136
411 Tadoba National Park and

Andhari Tiger Reserve

NP/WLS A1, A3 IN169
412 Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN079
413 Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN212
414 Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2 IN361
415 Taloda Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN170
416 Talra Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN047
417 Tamaranga – Dalani – Bhairab Complex A1, A4iii IN407
418 Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3 IN171
419 Telineelapuram A1 IN229
420 Thaishola A1, A2, A3 IN280
421 Thane Creek A1, A4ii IN172
422 Thattekkad Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN252
423 The Chapories of Lohit Reserve A1, A2, A4i IN362
424 Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i, A4iii IN094
425 Thungri – Chaglang –

Poshingla Maji, Basti and

Liak area

A1, A2 IN363
426 Tillangchong, Camorta,

Katchal, Nancowry and Trinkat

A1, A2 IN465
427 Tirap – Burhidihing A1, A3 IN408
428 Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN048
429 Tirunelveli Reserve Forest A1, A2, A3 IN281
430 Toranmal Reserve Forest A1, A2 IN173
431 Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A3 IN440
432 Tso Kar Basin A1 IN018
433 Tso Lhamo Plateau – Lashar –

Sebu La – Yumesamdong Complex

A1, A2, A3 IN336
434 Tso Morari Lake and adjacent marshes A1, A4i IN019
435 Udaipur Lakes Complex A1, A4i IN080
436 Udanti and Sitanadi

Wildlife Sanctuaries

WLS A1, A3 IN309
437 Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary WLS A1 IN305
438 Uppalapadu A1, A4i, A4iii IN230
439 Upper Dihing (East) Complex A1, A2 IN409
440 Upper Dihing (West) Complex A1, A2 IN410
441 Upper Pindar Catchment in

East Almora Forest Division

A1, A2, A3 IN109
442 Upper Shillong A1, A2 IN419
443 UrpodBeel A1, A4iii IN411
444 Vaduvoor Lake Bird Sanctuary WLS A1 IN283
445 Valley of Flowers National Park NP A1 IN110
446 Valmiki Tiger Reserve and Saraiyaman Lake NP/WLS A1, A3 IN301
447 Vandivoor and

Kunnathur Tanks (Madurai)

A1 IN282
448 Vazhachal Forest Division A1, A2, A3 IN253
449 Vedanthangal and

Karikili Bird Sanctuary

WLS A1, A4iii IN284
450 Veeranam Lake A1, A4i, A4iii IN285
451 Velavadar National Park NP A1, A4ii IN095
452 Vembanad Lake A4i, A4iii IN254
453 Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary WLS A1, A4i IN286
454 Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary WLS A1 IN302
455 Watrap Periakulam and Virakasamuthrakulam A1, A4i, A4iii IN287
456 Wellington Reservoir A1, A4iii IN288
457 Wetlands of Kheda A1 IN096
458 Wetlands of Yamuna River A4iii IN056
459 Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A3, A4i, A4iii IN097
460 Wular Lake and associated marshes A1, A4iii IN020
461 Wynaad Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1, A2, A3 IN255
462 Yangoupokpi – Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN437
463 Yardi – RabeSupse Wildlife Sanctuary WLS A1 IN364
464 Yeshwantsagar Reservoir A1, A4i IN153
465 Yumthang – Shingba Rhododendron

Wildlife Sanctuary

WLS A1, A2, A3 IN337
466 Zeilad Lake Sanctuary WLS A1 IN438
467 Zemithang – Nelya A1, A2 IN365
BR – Biosphere Reserve
Cons. R – Conservation Reserve
NP – National Park
WLS – Wildlife Sanctuary

Source – Birdlife International and Bombay Natural History Society

List of Potential Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in India

S.No.  

Site Name

State Potential or New IBAs Codes
1 Papikonda National Park Andhra Pradesh IN-AP-17
2 Walong Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR-33
3 Sessa Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR-32
4 Kamlang (Split from Namdapha) Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR-29
5 Mandla – Phudung Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR-30
6 Moriganj-Jorging-Tuting Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR-31
7 Barail Wildlife Sanctuary Assam IN-AS-47
8 BauwwaBeel Assam IN-AS-04
9 Kathakal (Western) &Katakhal Reserve Forest Assam IN-AS-50
10 Manas RF Assam IN-AS-53
11 Chirang RF Assam IN-AS-48
12 Dadara Assam IN-AS-49
13 Krungming Assam IN-AS-51
14 MagoriMotapangbeels Assam IN-AS-52
15 Marat-Longri Assam IN-AS-54
16 SareswarBeel Assam IN-AS-55
17 Udaipur-SarsaiMan Lake Bihar IN-BR-17
18 Jehanabad Bihar IN-BR-12
19 kachhudah Lake Bihar IN-BR-13
20 KajraDhar and Raniganj PF Bihar IN-BR-14
21 Achanakmar TR Chhattisgarh IN-CT-05
22 Ghasidas Tiger Reserve Chhattisgarh IN-CT-06
23 Bondla Goa IN-GA-05
24 Navelim Goa IN-GA-06
25 Netravali Goa IN-GA-07
26 Lambri Forest Himachal Pradesh IN-HP-30
27 Inderkilla NP Himachal Pradesh IN-HP-28
28 Khirganga NP Himachal Pradesh IN-HP-29
29 Naina Devi CR Himachal Pradesh IN-HP-31
30 Simbalbara NP Himachal Pradesh IN-HP-32
31 Dighal Haryana IN-HR-06
32 Aharbal – Kausarnag Forests Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-22
33 Gurez Valley Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-23
34 Kanji WLS Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-24
35 Rangdum Wetlands Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-25
36 Sheshera Reserve Forest Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-26
37 Shikargarh Conservation Reserve Tral Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-27
38 Suru Valley Jammu & Kashmir IN-JK-28
39 Dalma WLS Jharkhand IN-JH-04
40 North Karanpura Valley Jharkhand IN-JH-06
41 Tilaya Dam Jharkhand IN-JH-07
42 TopchanchiJhil WLS Jharkhand IN-JH-08
43 Hesaraghatta Lake Karnataka IN-KA-38
44 Hoskote Lake Karnataka IN-KA-39
45 ThippagondanaHalli Reservoir Karnataka IN-KA-40
46 Tungabhadra Karnataka IN-KA-41
47 Achenkovil Kerala IN-KL-25
48 Anamudi Shola NP Kerala IN-KL-26
49 Camel Hump Mountain Kerala IN-KL-27
50 Kurinjimala Kerala IN-KL-28
51 Malayattur Kerala IN-KL-29
52 Mankulam RF Kerala IN-KL-30
53 Mathikettan Shola N.P Kerala IN-KL-31
54 MuthikulamSiruvani Kerala IN-KL-32
55 Pompadum Shola Kerala IN-KL-33
56 Beliyapani Island Lakshadweep IN-LD-02
57 Amboli-Tilari Reserve Forest Maharashtra IN-MH-21
58 Chandoli NP Maharashtra IN-MH-22
59 Hatnur Dam Maharashtra IN-MH-23
60 Karnala Bird Sanctuary Maharashtra IN-MH-24
61 Mahendri Reserve Forest Maharashtra IN-MH-25
62 Pench Tiger Reserve Maharashtra IN-MH-26
63 Phansad WLS Maharashtra IN-MH-27
64 UjjaniReservior Maharashtra IN-MH-28
65 Dailang-Lanku Manipur IN-MN-10
66 KeibulLamjao NP Manipur IN-MN-11
67 Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve Madhya Pradesh IN-MP-18
68 Sirpur Lake Madhya Pradesh IN-MP-19
69 Thorang WLS Mizoram IN-MZ-07
70 Doyang Reservoir and Pangti Forest Nagaland IN-NL-10
71 Heerakund Reservoir &Debrigarh WLS Orissa IN-OR-08
72 Keshopur Punjab IN-PB-04
73 Badopal Rajasthan IN-RJ-25
74 Jawahar Lake Rajasthan IN-RJ-26
75 Jorbeer Rajasthan IN-RJ-28
76 Kharda Dam Rajasthan IN-RJ-29
77 Menar Rajasthan IN-RJ-30
78 SardarSamand Lake Rajasthan IN-RJ-31
79 Jawai Dam Rajasthan IN-RJ-27
80 Vaghan Rajasthan IN-RJ-32
81 Megamalai Tamil Nadu IN-TN-35
82 Melagiris Tamil Nadu IN-TN-36
83 Pichoraman Mangrove Tamil Nadu IN-TN-37
84 Odiyur Lagoon Tamil Nadu IN-TN-38
85 Tiruppadaimarudur Conservation Reserve Tamil Nadu IN-TN-39
86 Rudrasagar Tripura IN-TR-03
87 Amangarh Reserve Forest Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-26
88 DhanaunKhurd Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-27
89 Mahaveer WLS-Lalitpur Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-28
90 Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-29
91 Surjpur Wetland Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-30
92 Vijay Sagar WL Uttar Pradesh IN-UP-31
93 JhilmilTaal Uttarakhand IN-UT-15
94 Naina Devi Himalyan Bird Conservation Reserve Uttarakhand IN-UT-16
95 Nandour Uttarakhand IN-UT-17
96 Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve Uttarakhand IN-UT-18

Source:  Bombay Natural History Society

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