Brahminy ducks a migratory bird in Nalsarovar

Brahminy ducks a migratory bird in Nalsarovar. They migrate from northern breeding areas to Nalsarovar lake as its southern wintering grounds. Brahminy ducks bird is one of the rare birds who travels thousand kilometer from their native place to Nalsarovar once in a year. There are almost 200 different species along with Brahminy ducks (ruddy shelduck)s who fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to Nalsarovar lake in Gujarat, India for feeding, breeding and raising their young. Nalsarovar is a bird watcher’s paradise, tourists coming to Nalsarovar enjoys watching Brahminy ducks bird during the Indian winters. Ruddy shelduck is called brahminy ducks in India.

Brahminy ducks a migratory bird in Nalsarovar
Brahminy Duck at Nalsarovar

The Nalsarovar Lake is in a lowest-lying area between the Central Gujarat and East Saurashtra. It represents a sea link that once existed between the Little Rann and the Gulf of Khambat.

200 types of birds mainly waterfowl inhabit this lake and come from as far as Siberia. Nalsarovar in Gujarat is a bird watcher’s paradise, one can find rosy pelicans, lesser and greater flamingos, crakes, brahminy ducks, purple moorhen, herons, white storks, various species of bitterns, grebes etc in the lake. Best time to visit Nalsarovar is in winter between November to February. However, migratory birds starts arriving in October and stay until April but their population reaches its peak in mid winter.


Nalsarovar is a serene marshland with shallow waters (4-5 ft) which contains 36 small islands. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds as their wintering ground, Nalsarovar wetland is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India. There are many Brahminy ducks a migratory bird in Nalsarovar.

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