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Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 9 miles / 15 kilometers from Porbandar near the Arabian Sea.
Although not large, as sanctuaries are prone to be, at approximately 74 square miles / 192 square kilometers, it has a significant floral composition.
Some forms of wildlife formerly present, are beginning to be threatened.
Although small in size, this sanctuary can claim a total of 96 species of birds having been recorded here with at least four considered near- threatened.
A species of birds, the Crested Hawk-Eagle, that had been found here is now considered rare/endangered.
Birds you can see here include:
Knob-billed Duck, Indian Peafowl, Great Crested Grebe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Greater Coucal, Little Swift, Gray-headed Swamphen, Indian Thick-knee, Black-winged Stilt, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Barred Buttonquail, Small Pratincole, Whiskered Tern, Asian Openbill, Oriental Darter, Little Cormorant, Gray Heron, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Spotted Owlet, Eurasian Hoopoe, White-throated Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Coppersmith Barbet, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Indian Pitta, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Gray-breasted Prinia
History and Use
Barda is a former private forest of the ex-princely State of Ranava and is still referred to by those terms by some people.
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
Porbandar Airport (PBD) is the closest commercial airport to Barda. There is also some military usage present.
As always, contact a trusted travel professional for specific, up-to-date information.
- Official Gujarat Tourism - https://www.gujarattourism.com/destination/details/5/302
- Lepage D. (2020) Garda Wildlife Sanctuary Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 24 August 2020
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Barda Wildlife Sanctuary. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 March 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Barda_Wildlife_Sanctuary