Thursday, 21 March 2013

Porbandar Bird Sanctuary Porbandar Gujarat


Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Porbandar District of Gujarat state, India.It is only sanctuary in India, which lies in the heart of city of Porbandar and is a unique example of co-existence of man and nature. It is the only bird sanctuary of the Gujarat that provides, the legal protection to varied species of birds of those who nests here.It is spread over an area of 1 km2. The area was declared as sanctuary in November 1988.This is the smallest bird Sanctuary of Gujarat, having an area of 9.33 ha..


 It covers a fresh water lake, which receives water from city's gutters in addition to the rains. This is the only bird sanctuary in the State, which is established amidst the city. It provides the practical example of co-existence of man and nature.Visit the locale in winters when millions of birds reside in this locale making it the most picturesque shelter for bird lovers and the birds. Spend an entire day away from the hustle-bustle of the city and daily life enjoying as the nature creation visit their seasonal homes. It is easy to catch a close glimpse of the birds residing and nesting in this area. 

 Birds : Flamingoes (greater and lesser), grebes, pelicans, ducks and geese, avocet, coots, cormorants, herons, egrets, bittern, storks, ibis, spoonbill, cranes, whistling teals, gulls, terns, jacanas, ruff, red shanks, Indian roller etc.
 
Best Season to Visit : October To March is the best season to visit the sanctuary.

Road :  The Nearest bus station is Porbandar 
Nearest Railway station : The Nearest Railway station are Porbandar
Nearest Airport : The Nearest airport is Porbandar 

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