Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The scenic Gudavi Lake which has numerous trees lining up its bank serves as breeding area for enormous species of birds. Survey states that nearly 217 species of birds of 48 families have been seen in this bird Sanctuary. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is one the best in five bird sanctuaries of Karnataka but not as well known as others. Bird watchers are aided with a platform from where they can see the birds.
Sanctuary is open to from 6 AM to 6 PM in the evening.