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Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
Location: This bird sanctuary is located in West Godavari district near Eluru.
Area: 673 Sq. Km. (Depending on water spread)
Habitat It is a marsh with shallow water spread.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Kaikalur. By road 60 km. from Vijayawada.
Season: October to May.
Birds: found Large number of Gargeny Teals, Common Teals, Pochards, Spot Bills, Brahminy, Ducks (Ruddy Shelduck), Open Bill Storks. Herons, occasionally flamingoes, Grey Pelicans which used to visit this area have become rare due to various causes.


Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary
Location: Near Nandikotkuru, Kurnool District.
Area: 614 Sq. km.
Habitat: The dry thorn type of forests, interspersed with dry cereal crops, cotton, groundnut and castor.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Kurnool. State buses available.
Season: October to February.
Birds: found Black Buck, Bonnet Macaque, Indian Bustard, Indian Roller, Sparrows, Mynas, Russel's Viper, Indian Cobra, Jackal, Wolf and Indian Fox.


Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Location: The Bird sanctuary is located on the east coast, 20 km. north of Pulicat bird sanctuary in Nellore district, and 100 km. north of Chennai.
Area: 4,404 km.
Habitat A small fresh water irrigation tank in the village of Nelapattu with Barringtonia trees in the water spread on which the water birds nest.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Sulurpet. Easily approachable by road 50 km. from Chennai on the Chennai-Calcutta National Highway.
Season: October to March.
Birds: found Grey Pelicans are found nesting on Barringtonia trees in the tank bed. Other nesting birds include Cormorants, White Ibis, Night Heron, Open Bill Storks, Teals, Ducks etc., villagers offer full protection to these birds.


Manjira Bird Sanctuary
Location: The Manjira sanctuary is located along the river Manjira near Sangareddy, the district head quarters of Medak.
Area: 20 Sq. km.
Habitat Riverine habitat.
Accessibility: About 50 km. from Hyderabad near Sangareddy town, well connected by road.
Season: October to June.
Birds: found Marsh Crocodiles and number of water-birds found in the Manjira barrage.


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