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Old 27th March 2012, 21:24   #1
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I dont know how many people have heard of this bird sanctuary called "Khijadia" in Jamnagar Gujarat.
Of all those who have heard of the place, wonder how many have actually visited the place.
I was in Jamnagar for a period of around two years between 2002-04. Someone had told me of this place then, but i never bothered to visit.
However, i had to visit Jamnagar again in Feb this year for some work related issues. Since i had a few spare sundays, and nothing much to do, i decided why not have a look at the place.
So, i picked up a friends vehicle, grabbed my cam and headed for the place. Nothing really could have prepared me for the sights that were to present themselves to me.
Let me present a few pics to give an idea of what i am talking about.
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Most Birders & Wildlifers have heard of Khijadiya. And many who make a run to the Chhota Rann also go there.

Since you had a few sundays to spare, did you also manage to go to the Narara Marine Park?
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I reached the place early at 5.30 in the morning. A few early morning shots of the bird flying into their feeding grounds.
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Most Birders & Wildlifers have heard of Khijadiya. And many who make a run to the Chhota Rann also go there.

Since you had a few sundays to spare, did you also manage to go to the Narara Marine Park?
Yes gd, i did spend a sunday at Narara. That was another wonderful place. Amazing to walk through corals in the low tide. Dont have pics of the place though.
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Early morning at the sanctuary.
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A few more pics of the place.
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The first sighting - a kingfisher.
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Couple on a tree top.
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A painted stork whom i managed to click from close quarters (stealthily of course).
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A couple in water...
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A pair of ducks swimming by...
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The Pelicans come flying in ..
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Lovely pictures.
Also post some more information and a map if possible.
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Nice pics. We too wanted to visit khijadia BS on our last trip in october. Due to time shortage we skipped it. Next time we are planning it with Pirotan island.
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great pictures! do you have any higher resolution pics of the pelicans, pls do post if you have? and yes pls also give information on how to reach there and other details.
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