Thursday, 21 March 2013

Khijadiya Bird SanctuaryJamnagar Gujarat


Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary also known as safe haven for birds located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India. It has about 300 varieties of migratory birds.Khijadia Bird Sanctuary has an amazingly large number of resident and migratory birds in a relatively small area- particularly during winters

Declared a sanctuary in May 1981, the sanctuary is spread over just 6.05 sq. Km.However, the sanctuary and its adjoining areas bear a remarkable diversity of habitats and ecosystems which include marine habitat, fresh water habitat, marshy lands, mangroves, prosopis areas, salt pans, open mudflats, intertidal mudflats, creeks, scrubs sandy beaches and adjoining farmlands.

Birds
Pelicans, spoonbill, Indian skimmer, great crested grebe, little grebe, purple moorhen, ducks, coots, cormorants, herons, egrets, storks, ibises, gulls, terns, jacanas, darter, flamingoes etc. and many raptors.

Best Time To Visit Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary : The month of October and March

How to get there
Road : The Nearest bus station is Jamnagar 
Nearest Airport : The Nearest airport is Jamnagar 
Nearest Railway station : The nearest Railway station are Hapa - 5 kms. and Jamnagar - 10 Kms

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