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India, Gujarat


Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary is part of both a beautiful area with a variety of habitat and wildlife and a spot with cultural significance. Among other attractive spots, it contains the Balaram Palace and the Balaram Mahadev temple and is close to the Ambaji pilgrimage site[1].


Notable Species

When discussing notable birds for Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, consider the Greater Flamingo, the State Bird of Gujarat where it's located.

Following that is the Tytler's Leaf Warbler that has been reported as a breeding endemic, but also considered as near-threatened.

Couple this with, according to Avibase[3], over 20 other species considered endemic, 37 species considered globally threatened, and a picture of birding potential for this area becomes obvious.


Some of the species less likely to be seen here include: Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Red Junglefowl, Namaqua Dove, Long-billed Dowitcher, Little Gull, Black Noddy, Short-tailed Shearwater, Tropical Shearwater, Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Masked Shrike, Taiga Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, Pale Rockfinch, and the Eastern Yellow Wagtail.


Birds you can see here include:

Bar-headed Goose, Red-crested Pochard, Indian Peafowl, Red-necked Grebe, Spotted Dove, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Greater Coucal, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Jungle Nightjar, Indian Swiftlet, Crested Treeswift, Water Rail, Demoiselle Crane, Indian Thick-knee, Black-winged Stilt, Black-bellied Plover, Greater Painted-Snipe, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Whimbrel, Small Buttonquail, Crab-plover, Cream-colored Courser, Pomarine Jaeger, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red-billed Tropicbird, Arctic Loon, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Asian Openbill, Little Cormorant, Great White Pelican, Great Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, Black-winged Kite, Barn Owl, Indian Scops-Owl, Malabar Trogon, Eurasian Hoopoe, Malabar Gray Hornbill, Common Kingfisher, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Coppersmith Barbet, Eurasian Wryneck, Lesser Kestrel, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Indian Pitta

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA) is a commercial airport close to the park. As always, consult a trusted travel professional for specific and up-to-date information

Contact Details

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  1. Gujarat Expert - https://www.gujaratexpert.com/balaram-ambaji-wildlife-sanctuary/
  2. Abhinav Nature Conservation - http://natureconservation.in/state-bird-of-gujarat-greater-flamingo-complete-detail-updated/
  3. Lepage D. (2020) Gujarat Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 24 August 2020

Recommended Citation

External Links

  1. Balaram Ambaji Tourism Information


  1. Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary on Google Maps