Porbandar Bird Sanctury

CategorySanctuary

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressPorbandar Bird Sanctury, Khijadi Plot, Panch Hantdi, Porbandar, Gujarat.

pincode360575

DistrictPorbandar

About Porbandar Bird Sanctury

History

Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Porbandar District of Gujarat state, India. Sitting in the heart of Porbandar in the Indian state of Gujarat is Porbandar Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary which presents the perfect example of man and nature living in harmony spreads over 1 Km2. It is stated that Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in Gujarat that offers protection to different varieties of birds that inhabit the area. This sanctuary is spread around a lake which is the main attraction for avifauna.


The sanctuary was shaped in 1988. Initially the area of Porbandar Bird Sanctuary was under Porbandar Municipality. In 1990 it was transferred to the Forest Department and the sanctuary was notified by Gujarat State Government under section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Porbandar sanctuary was established on the recommendation of Mr. Peter Jackson, a naturalist who visited the city in 1981.


This sanctuary does not have any distinct vegetation but is known to attract a wide range of migratory and native birds. If you happen to be in the area during evening time you can hear the chirping and echo of the birds. Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is the smallest bird sanctuary in the state. The sanctuary is home to a large number of Flamingos and different varieties of water birds. A lake in the sanctuary is a permanent source of water, though the water is a little saline because of the salinity of the land.

Famous for

It is the only sanctuary in India, which lies in the heart of city of Porbandar and is a unique example of co-existence of man and nature. It is the only bird sanctuary of the Gujarat that provides legal protection to varied species of birds which nest here. Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is the smallest bird sanctuary spread over in an area of 1 square km. The sanctuary has a lake attracting migratory birds and other birds such as teals, fowls, flamingos, ibis and curlews.


Travelers to the sanctuary can see different varieties of birds making beautiful patterns when flying in the sky. The water birds can be seen flapping and wading in the freshwater lake. Though the sanctuary is not big enough, visitors to the area are left mesmerized by the sheer presence of so many varieties of birds and by getting a chance to watch them so closely in their natural habitat. The sanctuary is a great place for nature lovers and ornithologists.

Best time to Visit

The winter months from October to March are the best time to visit the Porbandar Bird Sanctuary. This is the time when you can spot different migratory birds that come from overseas to find suitable living conditions. Do carry your binoculars and cameras, but as a responsible visitor, ensure that you do not carry any music system or any gadget that makes noise. It is also important to understand that getting very close to the birds can scare them away. Hunting is illegal in the area.

Best time to Go

Morning time is the best time for outing in the senctury. Because birds are also go for outing in the morning time.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Porbandar
    to
    Ahmedabad
    412km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Ambaji
    591km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Amreli
    197km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bharuch
    552km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bhuj
    407km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dahod
    583km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dwarka
    75km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    440km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    491km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Jamnagar
    275km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Junagadh
    105km
  • Porbandar
    to

    486km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Morbi
    504km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Palanpur
    558km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Saputara
    790km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Somnath
    129km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Surat
    648km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Valsad
    715km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Porbandar and thier inquiry no. is, 02862240959

Nearest Railway Station is Porbandar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882712187

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