Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

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There is no dearth of good places for the winged visitors to stopover in Jamnagar. The Khijadiya sanctuary too is one of them, with various varieties of breeding and migratory birds. Considered a vital place for ecological education and research, the sanctuary that was built during the 1920's consists of two man-made dams, one each for fresh water and sea water respectively.

The sanctuary is a breeding ground for the Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Coot, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, and Purple Moorhen to name a few. Some of the migratory birds that visit the sanctuary include: wagtails, swallows, waterfowls, martins and more. The places are accessible by rickshaws and private vehicles.

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