The water in the shallow wetland gets

The Bird sanctuary is formed
by two disjoint  ox-bow lakes near
village of Bahosi in district Kannauj. The spot is 40 kms from district
headquarter and 20 kms from the Taligram Exit on the newly built Agra-Lucknow
Expressway. The 600 hectare of wetland is ideally located near the Lower Ganga
canal through which the water in the shallow wetland gets replenished,
especially after lean monsoon season.  Though located next to dense bustling  village popultion, but the wetland has been
attracting migratory birds in large numbers year after year. The bird sanctuary
is one of the finest and adequately protected in the State of Uttar Pardesh, attracts
more than 50,000  birds during the winter
months of December to early March. The sanctuary is host to more than 250
species of birds including four varieties of Pochards( Red crested,
Ferruginous, Tufted, Common), Northen Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Gadwalls, Crested
Grebe, Common teals, Coots, Garganey, Grey Leg Goose, Bar Headed Goose, Rosy
Pelicans, Red and Green shank, varieties of Sandpipers and Stints etc. The Bar
Headed Goose and Pelicans arrive the last in early January. Only Lakh Bahosi,
Soorsarover bird sanctuary( Agra district) and Patna bird sanctuary( Mainpuri
district) in the state of Uttar Pradesh attract flocks of Pelicans. Amongst the
Raptors Greater Spotted Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Tawny eagle, Balck winged kite,
Shikra and Osprey can easily be spotted. There are more than 10 pairs of Sarus crane
breeding in the area around the wetland and farms and lowland around the
canal.  During early summer and monsoon
large flocks of Painted Stork and Asian Openbill stork can be spotted along
with Spot billed ducks, Comb ducks, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Jacanas,  Purple Moorhens, Whistling teals etc. Few
pairs of Black necked Stork too are reported breeding in the area.

The area around the wetland
has large ferrel population of Blue bulls and Jackals roam freely in the
village surroundings. There is great degree of anthropogenic pressure on the
sanctuary as it is an extremly fertile habitat, encroaching it for cultivation
purpose( especially during kharif season). Illegal fishing, dumping of
household liquid and solid waste and garbage and growth of Ipomea are few of
the most important challenges facing the sanctuary.

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