The bird sanctuary is within 5kms from Srirangapatna and covers a wide area of 57 acres. It is an island on the banks of the Kaveri River. It is an ecstatic place for bird lovers and is a center for breeding and nesting of birds of all varieties.
It has many bird species, like herons, little cormorants, Dantes, white ibis etc, and a glimpse of other birds can be enjoyed on the island via boat ride. The months of June to October are most appropriate for a visit to the island.