The Sanctuary was opened in 1972 in a sprawling 44.5 hectare area and is home to various colourful winged migratory birds. Around 250 species are found in the sanctuary, with some being resident and the rest being from distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
Some of the resident birds are Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher and a lot more. During winter the sanctuary provides a picturesque panorama of migratory birds such as Siberian Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican, Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Wigeon, Black tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Starling, Bluethroat and Long billed Pipit. The summer also hosts some migratory birds like the Asian Koel, Black crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Comb duck, Blue-tailed Bee-Eater, Blue cheeked Bee Eater and Cuckoos
The best time to visit the place is November to February.