Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jamnagar Heaven of Birds

Wetlands are area that link water & land. They include both fresh water & sea water. Most of the fresh water wetlands are man made surrounding Jamnagar. They all are dependent on rain. The wetlands provide nutrients to plants & animal, including insects which are primary food for birds. Thus, wetlands provide very important habitat for many species of plants & animals including about half of all known bird species.

Jamnagar district have vast wetland diversity. There is coastal area as well as inland wetlands which attracts very large no. of birds.

Charakala salt-pans, Khijadia bird sanctuary, Narara Island, Pirotan Island, Barda hills, Dhinchda Lake, Ranjit Sagar dam, Kharaberaja dam, Lakhota Lake are the main areas where we can find birds in their extraordinary natural habits.

Jamnagar have large no. of migratory & non-migratory species. About 300 species has been recorded. Most of the migratory species can be found during winter.

Jamnagar also have some rare & endangered species like Lesser Flamingoes, Painted Storks, Eurasian Spoonbills, Black-headed Ibis, Darter, Dalmatian Pelicans, Openbill storks, Osprey, Indian Skimmer, Black-necked Stork, Crab plovers, Red-necked Phalarope etc.


  1. congrats Vatsal, Best of luck with everything.

  2. Hello Vatsal , you have done an exemplary job in starting this blog on Jamnagar Birds. Your pictures are no doubt par excellence , and Im sure you will add to them regularly. The information that you have posted is also commendable, and I hope you will add lots more to it so as to educate city dwellers like me and motivate us to save our city environment.

  3. hello frd,You have made a good effort in creating this blog.Your pictures are excellent.Try to add more information about rare species of birds and more importantly how a person can reach main areas for bird watching from the nearest city.Best Wishes

  4. Great Job Vatsal, you have made a tremendous effort to highlight Jamnagar as a richest spot for bird watching with high biodiversity. Congrats....

  5. you have done a awasome job my dear friend...m very happy for your this achievement and this superb job...go ahead with more success....


  6. vatsal......... excellent job
    its a superb effort in conservation with exploring nature and most important is documantation of it.

  7. Hi Vatsal

    Nice to have bumped into your blog. Lovely images and write-up. Keep it going. It was nice meeting you all during our trip. You guys have made us to cherish those fond memories for a life time. My sincere thanks to you all(Ashvin bhai, Maulik the doc, Kapil the energy booster)and of course big thanks for that superb khana which your mother and little sister had provided to us.

    take care
    Prakash aka pappaji

  8. Hi Kathiyavadi,

    I really very impress with your bloggging work about Jamnagar Birds as because I am also one blogger like you from Junagadh.

    I already sent detailed mail about your blog.

    Wish you very happy blogging!!


    Jay Saurashtra.

  9. Hi Frnd...

    U hav gr8 passion .. like bird watching....

    i like it...
    nic blog also photos collection
    Ajay Patel