Pheasant tailed jacana in Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Pheasant tailed jacana in Nalsarovar is the migratory bird who migrate from northern breeding areas to Nalsarovar lake as its southern wintering grounds. Pheasant tailed jacana 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 Pheasant tailed jacanas who fly hundreds and thousands of kilometers 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 Pheasant tailed jacana bird during the Indian winters.

Pheasant tailed jacana in Nalsarovar
Pheasant Tailed Jacana at Nalsarovar

The Nal Sarovar 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.

More than 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. Best time to see the birds is early in the morning and in the evening.


Nalsarovar is a Bird Sanctuary. Nalsarovar-Ahmedabad distance is about 60 km located near Sanand Village, in Gujarat. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds as wintering ground. Nalsarovar is a Bird Sanctuary since April 1969 and Nalsarovar is a Ramsar site since 24 September 2012. Pheasant tailed jacana in Nalsarovar is a frequent visitor.

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