Seven Most Beautiful Migratory Birds That Visit India Each Year

Migratory birds fly across thousands of kilometres to find the best-suited ecological habitats and conditions for breeding, feeding and raising their young.

India is the winter home for numerous Siberian birds and also many other species of birds from other regions of the globe. These stunningly beautiful birds migrate to India every year during the cold and summer season for breeding, nesting, and food. Below is a list of the seven most beautiful migratory birds that visit India each year.

Blue Tailed Bee Eater

This bird is found seasonally in much of peninsular India. The Blue Tailed Bee Eater is a richly coloured bird breed near passerine and can be spotted in farmlands or near large water bodies. These birds nest underground in open flat areas or sandy banks and predominantly feed on wasps, honey bees, and hornets.

Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelducks are also known as Brahminy duck. Each year, they migrate to India and take shelter in wetlands and backwaters of the Indian subcontinent. These ducks visit from southeast Europe.


These are large raptor birds that migrate to India every winter season. The osprey inhabits numerous regions of India, but the Bhigwan bird sanctuary is one of the best places to spot these majestic-looking birds.

Amur Falcon

These birds are also small raptors that breed in Siberia. During the migration season, these birds fly in large flocks over the Arabian Sea to reach North East India, and they feed around Nagaland’s Doyang Lake in the morning or evening time during the winter season.

Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingos are found in the Indian subcontinent and are considered the largest of all species of the flamingo family. You can find them in parts of Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, the Thol Bird Sanctuary of Gujarat, and in the Flamingo City during winter.

Demoiselle Crane

These migratory birds spend the winter in the Indian subcontinent and are the smallest known species of crane that can thrive in various types of environments, including arid regions of Rajasthan.

Black-winged Stilt

These very long-legged wader birds are a regular migrant to India and are commonly found around the wetland. Black-winged Stilts have five subspecies: Black-winged stilt, Black-necked stilt, White-backed Stilt, and White-headed stilt.

Birds are ambassadors of the ecological world, and our main focus should be to highlight their existence and create more awareness and conservative measures to protect them.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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