Porbandar Bird Sanctuary


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Distance (From Porbandar Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: On Chhaya Road

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is a sanctuary located amid the city of Porbandar. It is one of the smallest bird sanctuaries in India, and among the must-visit places during your Porbandar trip.

Spread over an area of 1 sq. km, this unique water-dwelling, surrounded by trees and plants is declared as a sanctuary in the year 1988 under the governance of Porbandar municipality. An eminent naturalist named Peter Jackson was the pioneer behind the establishment of this sanctuary. Later, in the year 1990, the sanctuary came under the possession of the Forest Department and as a result, it was listed under Section 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 of Gujarat State Government.

It is the only bird sanctuary in the country, where mankind and nature create a unique atmosphere. Situated in the periphery of a small lake, this small bird sanctuary serves as a conservatory for around 150 species of birds. The sanctuary is home to both locals and the migratory birds. One can easily spot birds like 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, fluffy creatures.

Winters are the perfect times to visit this site for that is when the sanctuary turns all colorful with millions of migrants.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free