Karnataka Bird Festival: Hampi-Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Jan 5 – 7, 2017

  • From:
    January 5, 2017
  • To:
    January 7, 2017
  • Timing:
    10AM to 8PM
  • Location:
    Hampi - Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Website

The third Karnataka Bird Festival will be held at Hampi- Daroji Bear Sanctuary in Ballari District of Karnataka from 5th to 7th January 2017.

Karnataka is a forerunner in the field of wildlife conservation as well as ecotourism, being the “Tiger State” for the country with the highest number of tigers and also an “Elephant State”, but more importantly, Karnataka has over 500 species of birds with rare endemics and colourful birds.

Above all, the state has an active, vibrant and dynamic community of birdwatchers and bird photographers.


The Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary forms the backdrop for the festival. Image @ Ramki Sreenivasan.

The Hampi-Daroji landscape is an interesting mix of ecology with special birds like the Yellow-throated Bulbul, Sandgrouse, Quails, Painted Spurfowl and also host to wintering waterfowl. Also, the Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a photographer’s paradise.

Additionally, what makes it more interesting is the Bird Festival will be held in the backdrop of the World Heritage Site Hampi, the erstwhile capital of Vijayanagar Empire. The Bird Festival will bring together the community of the best birders and bird photographers in the country.

Hampi is connected by train and road, air connectivity is from Bangalore. It is around 5 hours away from Bangalore by road. The participants will be in excess of 200 members who will be a mix of expert birders, bird photographers and keen bird enthusiasts. This festival aims to be not just a gathering but also an event where birders from across the country and abroad will get together and spread the joy of birding.

See detailed agenda of the bird festival.

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