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Porbandar Birds Sanctuary, Porbandar

Porbandar Birds Sanctuary Location: Kuchdi District: Porbandar The best season to visit the sanctuary: October to March The area was taken over by the Forest Department from the Porbandar Municipality on 26.7.1990, and the Sanctuary was notified by the State Government under section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The Sanctuary was declared based on recommendations made by Mr. Peter Jackson, a naturalist of an international repute, who visited Porbandar in 1981. This is the smallest bird Sanctuary of Gujarat, having an area of 9.33 ha. It covers a fresh water lake, which receives water from city's gutters in addition to the rains. This is the only bird sanctuary in the State, which is established amidst the city. It provides the practical example of co-existence of man and nature. The area supports good population of Flamingos and other resident and migratory waterfowl. In the past, flamingos had attempted nesting also. The Sanctuary covers the fresh water lake, which receives considerable waters from the city's gutters. This is a wetland with permanent water resource. Its waters become slightly saline due to the salinity of land. Getting There By Air: The Nearest airport is Porbandar (5 kms). By Road: The Nearest bus station is Porbandar (5 kms). By Rail: The Nearest Railway station - Porbandar - 5 kms Accommodation Dediapada 30 kms PWD and Panchayat Rest House are there Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbill

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