Porbandar Birds Sanctuary
Porbandar declared as a sanctuaryin November 1988.Porbandar Bird Sanctuary in the western part of the state provides the practical example of co-existence of man and nature. The sanctuary falls on the migratory route of the birds. The area supports good population of flamingos and other resident and migratory waterfowls. In fact, during more favourable years, even flamingos have been reported to prefer this area for nesting.
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 kilometre 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 as a popular destination for ornithologists. Varied species of birds in all shapes and sizes fly in every year enlivening the area with varied colours; 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.
Important Birds: Flamingos, Grebes, Pelicans, ducks and Geese, Avocet, Coots, Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Bittern, Stroks, ibis, Spoonbill, Cranes, Whistling Teals, Gulls, Terns, Jacanas, Ruff, Red Shanks, Indian Roller etc.
Best time to visit is in Winters
Visit the locale in winters when millions of birds reside in this locate 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.
Porbandar district, Porbandar city on the Western coast of Saurashtra
Sanctuary area 9.33 ha.
Reach by air
The Nearest airport is Porbandar (1 kms).
Ahmedabad (400 kms.) Approximately
Reach by bus
The Nearest bus station is Porbandar (5 kms).
Reach by train
The Nearest Railway station is:
Porbandar - 1 kms
Nearest places to visit
Kirti Mandir, birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi
Bharat Mandir Planetarium
Barda Wildlife Sanctuary- 35 kms.
Good hotels at Porbandar.