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Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary in Jamnagar, Gujarat

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary, located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India. It was declared as a Sanctuary on 6 November 1982. It is the biggest bird sanctuary in Gujarat. It has about 300 types of migratory birds, one can see both sea and shore birds, here such as the black-necked stork, great crested grebe, shikra, Indian spotted eagle, black ibis, black-winged kite, brahminy kite, pheasant-tailed jacana, great thick-knee, common greenshank, grey francolin, imperial eagle, little tern, black-tailed godwit, knob-billed duck, common crane, common teal, dunlin, garganey, marsh harrier, northern pintail, shoveler, Eurasian wigeon, pale harrier, demoiselle, cormorants and darters. Among the other wildlife found here are blue bull, jackal, wolf, jungle cat, mongoose, Indian hare and snakes. It is divided in two parts salt waters and fresh water.

It is spread over an area of 6.05 square and the sanctuary is located at the watershed of Ruparel River and Kalindri at the North East coastal region of Jamnagar district in the Gulf of Kutch and has a very special and unique ecosystem. It is located about 12 km away from Jamnagar, nearest airport is at Jamnagar having daily direct flight to Mumbai and well-connected via Road transport.

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