Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

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Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India. It has about 300 types of migratory birds.SanctuaryThe sanctuary is unique having both fresh water lakes, salt and freshwater marshlands. It is spread over an area of 6.05 km2. Before Indian independence, a check dam was built for storing the waters of river Ruparel just before it entered the sea. Over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area was formed here. On the other side of the bund large creeks flowing from the Gulf of Kutch are located. These creeks supports mangroves and other marine vegetation while on land side of the sanctuary inland vegetation like Deshi babul, Pilu, Prosopis and others are found profusely. The sanctuary is located at the watershed of Ruparel river and Kalindri at the North East coastal region of Jamnagar district in the Gulf of Kutch and has a very special and unique ecosystem. Further, as sanctuary is located near Narara Island, therefore it also has a beautiful and bio-diversified coral reef.LocationIt is located about 12 km away from Jamnagar. The nearest airport is at Jamnagar having daily direct flight to Mumbai. It was declared as a Sanctuary on 6 November 1982. It is the biggest bird sanctuary in Gujarat. Buses and taxis are available for going to sanctuary, form where in you have to walk about 3 km to reach inside the sanctuary. It is divided into 2 major parts: Part 1 and Part 2 mainly dividing salt waters and fresh waters.It is also a good place to capture a perfect sunrise and sunset.
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  • The place was supposed to be visited at dawn just at sunrise. We were there at 6am but the gates were locked. A sleepy watchman let us in after we banged on the gates and he opened up a museum which w...  more »
  • It is nice place for birdwatching birds like black neck stork flamingos,cranes ,pelican and etc can be spotted here guide system like in keoladeo should b provide to make sure specie should b known to...  more »
  • You hit the spot right as you enter zone 1, water body full of birds. We could spot multiple varieties and kids enjoyed a lot.  more »
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  • I visited this place along with my school friends. We had an awesome time but watching. We do recommend going early as you will be able to see many migrating birds and here their music early in the morning. Definitely planning to visit again. And yes there is an extra fee for camera which is 200 rs.
  • One of very few bird centuries in our country. The unique thing about this is that this spreads across a large area of fresh water as well as salt water, giving you an opportunity to see both fresh water birds as well as the sea water birds. Please understand this is a treat for the bird watching community but for rest of the crowd it may be a slight let down. You must carry your binoculars!
  • I like the place very much. Place is calm serene. Best time visit the park is either morning or evening. Binoculars are must to carry if you really wants to enjoy bird watching.
  • There are so many types of birds which you can see exclusively in a distance of a few metres. There is also a watching Tower which help you more to watch birds and sunsets. There are also so many wild asses , nil guys etc in this wetlands. The ambience is so good for watching those and you feel a great pleasure.
  • It hosts some of the rare species of birds who have travelled thousands of miles across the globe. The presence of salt and fresh water on either side of this land creates such an ecosystem of wide variety of birds. It is essential for you to have a guide to truly enjoy it.

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