Velavadar Bird Sanctuary
Velavadar Bird Sanctuary is situated in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat at a distance of 144 km from Ahmedabad. It is considered as a unique grassland ecosystem and probably the only tropical grassland in India reckoned as a National Park. The grassland will not only give you a glimpse of Blackbuck, but also the world’s largest harrier roost – Montagu’s Harrier, Pallid Harrier and Marsh Harrier can be viewed in abundance. It is a perfect site for birdwatchers to see tropical Indian grassland birds like Stolizka’s Bushchat (winter), Rufous-tailed Lark, and many other birds.
You are very likely to sight many of the various migratory avian lives like extremely rare Lesser Florican, Harriers, larks, bushchats, wheatears, sandgrouse, Francolins, endangered species of vultures, types of sandgrouse, types of larks, types of harriers, falcon and various other species of birds.
Look out for: Stolizka’s Bushchat (winter), Rufous-tailed Lark and Wheatears
Be one of few to record: Lesser Florican, Harriers, Larks, Bushchats, Sandgrouse and Francolins
Best time to visit: December–March is the best period to visit the park.