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Last updated: 22 November, 2010

November 12 was the 114th birth anniversary of Salim Ali, the famous ornithologist who some seventy years ago had chosen Ranganathittu for his ornithological research and documentation.

Salim Ali’s legacy

This is said to have convinced the Mysore Maharaja to declare the islet a protected  bird sanctuary (in 1940). For the past several years, Ranganathittu has remained the most preferred destination for winged guests known to come from across the globe during every nesting season.

Located near Srirangapatna, in the downstream of KRS, the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary consists of seven small islets formed by the river courses of Cauvery. Spread over 60 sq. km of mostly reserve forest area, the Ranganthittu bird sanctuary (called ‘Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka’) is known to attract ornithologists and tourists  alike. The river spot teems with a wide variety of migratory and local birds.

S V Upendra Charya


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