Places to visit in Jigawa

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Baturiya Bird Sanctuary

Baturiya Bird Sanctuary

ABOUT Baturiya Bird Sanctuary is Located in the Kiri Kassma area of Jigawa State, northern Nigeria, Baturiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird watcher’s dream. This wetland area attracts birds from across the globe – and now, as the United Nations recognizes the sanctuary as a tourist location of international significance, it’s not only the birds that are flocking to Baturiya. The sanctuary covers an area of 320 square km and is surrounded by a buffer zone of a half kilometer. The natural wetland habitat is home to around 378 migratory bird species from as far away as Europe and Australia. Baturiya has been visited by members of the Wildlife Conservation Foundation including Prince Philip and Prince Charles of the British Royal Family. Baturiya Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary is one of the most important wildlife conservation sites not just in the local area, but in Nigeria as a whole. It is a place where wildlife blossoms and can come and go as it pleases without fear of capture. And it is a place to which increasing numbers of visitors are also returning again and again. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES This is one of the most important wildlife conservation sites in Nigeria. Covering an area of 320 square km and surrounded by a buffer zone of a half kilometer, this is a natural wetland that is home to around 378 recorded migratory bird species coming from as far as Europe and Australia. BEST TIME TO VISIT It can be visited at any time of the year WHO CAN VISIT Historians, Tourists SAFETY It is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful

Category : Game reserve

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