Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, a seasonal wetland is located at a distance of 10 kilometers northeast from Jamnagar on the southern coast of Gulf of Kutch facing the Arabian Sea. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary occupies an area of 605 hectare revenue wasteland adjoining the coastal wetland. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar was declared as Sanctuary in 1981, May under section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The Marine Sanctuary of Jamnagar lies adjacent to the Khijadia Bird Sanctuary near the Gulf of Kutch.
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat comprises of the following:
  • Seasonal freshwater shallow lake
  • Creeks
  • Intertidal mudflats
  • Salt pans
  • Saline land
  • Mangrove scrub

Last Updated on : 30 September 2011