Nawabganj birds sanctuary is situated 43 km from Lucknow on the Lucknow-Kanpur highway. One of the major wildlife sanctuaries attractions of Uttar Pradesh, Nawabganj Birds Sanctuary. The small sanctuary, spread in an area of 3 sq km, attracts hundreds of Siberian migratory birds in the winter months (November to January). The sanctuary is mainly the area around a shallow lake The lake forms a perfect place for the migratory and water birds for a long stay. As a part of conservation of lake and its surroundings, Government of Uttar Pradesh declared the area as a sanctuary in 1984. The best season to visit is between October and March. One can very easily get taxis and buses from these places to sanctuary.
The birds migrate across Himalayas from Tibet, China, Europe and Siberia during winters. Some of these birds fly over 5000 km and above 8500 mts high to reach here. Some of the major migratory birds during the season are Greylag Goose, Pintail, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Gadwall, Shoveller, Coot and Mallard. Some major local migratory and residential birds are Spotwill, 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. A small deer park, comprising the deers has been established in the vicinity of the sanctuary. There are Spotted deers and Barking deers in the park. It is one of the main attractions in the sanctuary.