Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 km from Mundgod in Kalghatgi taluk of Dharwad district of Uttara Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 400 Kms from Bangalore. It spreads over an area of about 2.23 sq kms, the sanctuary is located in and around the Attiveri reservoir.
The Attiveri Reservoir was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across Tayawwanahalla in the village of Attiveri. This reservoir attracts many birds, especially aquatic species and was therefore developed as a bird sanctuary.
The agricultural fields surrounding the sanctuary attract a variety of aquatic creatures. The part of the sanctuary surrounding the reservoir has deciduous forests. Birds that inhabit this area include Indian shag, cattle egret, little cormorant, spoonbill, pied kingfisher, white ibis, white-breasted kingfisher, common grey hornbill and common swallow.
79 species of birds visit this place every year from around 22 countries.
Best time to visit is during November and March.
How To Get There Road – Hubli is 40 Km and Bangalore is 400 Kms. Rail – Nearest railway station is Hubli 40 Kms Buses ply till Attiveri Air – Nearest Airport is Hubli
Facilities: Rest rooms are available and a guesthouse is being built, which will be available to the tourists soon
For more details contact: Assistant Conservator of Forests Wildlife Sub-Division Ranebennur – 581 881 Haveri District Tel. 0836 – 860 394