Saman Bird Sanctuary was set up in 1990
to protect the Sarus Cranes in the wetland areas of Etawah
and Mainpuri District of U.P.
Sanctuary is spread over 526 hectares out of which 290
hectares are natural wetland, the rest being grassland. The Saman Bird Sanctuary is one of the best
nesting sites for Sarus Cranes and offers sanctuary to more
than 100 of them as per the census data of 1999. Besides the
cranes Saman also attracts storks and several migrant
bird species in the winter months.