Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary


Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

It is situated along the border of Corbett National Park. It derives its name from the Sonanadi River and is a typical northern India tropical forest. It covers an area of 301.18 sq km.

The flora comprises of sal, sheesham, semal, haladu, kusum, rohini, aonla, jamun, kanthber, figs, bamboo and bakli. The bird lovers can observe 600 species of birds, which represent 6 percent of the total birds in the world. Thrushes, warblers, pheasants, flycatchers, hornbills, wall creeper, changeable hawk eagle, emerald dove, Himalayan pied kingfisher, Himalayan bearded vulture, shaheen falcon, brown, and towny fish owls are commonly seen in the sanctuary.

The sanctuary is the shelter for the animals like elephants, tigers, reptiles, monitor lizard, king cobra, turtles, Gangetic gharial, mugger, leopard, sambar, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar, goral, otter, porcupine, yellow-throated marten, and sloth bear inhabit the region. This sanctuary along with Corbett National Park collectively forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve, which is the home for the second largest tiger population in the word.

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