Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is located along the border of the Corbett National Park. It sprawls over an area of around 301.18 sq km and is known for Asiatic elephants and tigers. It derives its name from the Sonanadi River and is a typical northern India tropical forest.
Various tree species like the sal, sheesham, semal, haladu, kusum, rohini, aonla, jamun, kanthber, figs, bamboo, and bakli are found here. This wildlife sanctuary offers tourists an opportunity to observe around 600 species of birds, which represent 6 per cent of the total birds in the world.
Thrushes, warblers, pheasants, flycatchers, hornbills, wall creeper, changeable hawk eagle, emerald dove, Himalayan pied kingfisher, Himalayan bearded vulture, shaheen falcon, brown, and towny fish owls are commonly seen here.
Animals like elephants, tigers, reptiles, monitor lizard, king cobra, turtles, Gangetic gharial, mugger, leopard, sambar, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar, goral, otter, porcupine, yellow-throated marten, and sloth bear inhabit the region.
This wildlife sanctuary along with Corbett National Park collectively makes for the Corbett Tiger Reserve, which is known for inhabiting the second largest tiger population in the word.