Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
About The Place: Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is located amid the city of Porbandar flaunting the co-existence of man and nature. Spread over an area of 1 square kilometer this unique water dwelling, surrounded by trees and plants was affirmed as a sanctuary in the year 1988.
The splendorous beauty of the place though not reflecting any emergent vegetation is enriched by the migratory birds visiting this area every year. The multihued, textured feathered creatures with their harmonious twitters and chirrups identify this area as a popular destination for ornithologists. Varied species of birds in all shapes and sizes fly in every year enlivening the area with varied colors; patterns and making this zone a home and their nesting ground. Water birds are often seen splashing in the freshwater lake while the sky touching flights of certain birds bedecks the firmament.
The tree and wetland suburb allows an oasis of peace for humans too. While water birds splash around, the high-flyers create marvelous airborne exercises. Flamingos, Grebes, Pelicans, Ducks and geese, Avocets, Coots, Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Bittern, Storks, Ibis, Spoonbill, Cranes, Whistling Teals, Gulls, Terns, Jacanas, Ruff, Red shanks, Indian roller and many other varieties of winged creatures are seen at the Porbandar Bird Sanctuary.
Plan a winter interlude at this sanctuary and be among the feathered flocks, spending a leisurely day with spectacular shows by the birds.
Look out for: Flamingos, Grebes, Pelicans and Herons
Be one of few to record: Whistling Teals and Gull-billed Tern
Recommended time in the field : 1 Day
How to get there
By Road: The city also has ample state and private bus services from major connections in the state.
By Rail: The city also has a railway station from major connections in the state.
By Air: Porbandar has a domestic airport which has reasonable connectivity to cities in India.