Kolleru Bird Sanctuary is located in West Godavari District
of Andhra Pradesh
. It is 15 km from Eluru
and 60 km from Vijayawada
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary covers about 673 sq km of wetland and marshes surrounding the
Kolleru Lake, which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the country. The sanctuary is home to painted storks, open bill storks, gray herons, cormorants, white ibises, glossy ibises, egrets, reef herons, ducks, coots, shovelers, terns, jacanas and common moorhen.
The best time to visit is October to May.
Eluru Railway Station and Vijayawada Junction Railway Station are the nearest railheads.