The chill has set in and Khijadia bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar is bustling with activity. Hundreds of migratory birds have flocked to the wetlands here and so have the bird watchers. The sanctuary is best known for the rare black necked storks. Forest officials said that 30 of them are already nesting in the sanctuary. The marshy land is replete with over 250 species of migratory birds like bar – tailed godwit, duck, cranes, teals, pelicans and various storks.
A birds interpretation center has also been set up in Khijadia, where details of the various birds have been displayed for educational and Information purpose. it shows the nesting of birds, their voices, food habits, nests among other details. Six towers have been set up for bird watching in the sanctuary, said Ravi Dutt Kamboj, chief conservator of forest, Marine National Park, Jamnagar.
Courtesy:- Times Of India.