Nawabganj bird sanctuary is one of the premier destinations for bird watching in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated just 45 km way from Kanpur towards Lukhnow- Kanpur highway, covers an area of 3 sq km. The sanctuary is declared as protected area for birds in 1984 it covers a lake and surrounding environment and hub of more than 250 migratory birds mostly Siberian birds.
The avian population of the park mainly includes mix bird species from Tibet, China, Europe and Siberia during winters fly over 5000 to 8500 meter of height. It boasts off Grey lag Goose, Pintail, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Gadwall, Shoveller, Coot and Mallard. Spot will, Sarus crane, Painted Stork, Peacock, White Ibis, Dabchick, Whisling teal, Open billed stork, White necked stork, Pheasant tailed jacana, Broze winged Jacana, Purple moorhen, Lapwing, Tern vulture, Pigeon, King crow, Indian roller and Bee eater are some migratory and residential birds.
Apart from the birds, the sanctuary also consists off a deer garden which is explored by the tourist from all over the world. It is also an ideal home to several reptiles which include Cobra, Viper, Krait, Rat snake and Water snakes. The best time to explore the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is from November to March.