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Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary takes in approximately 332 sq km/128 sq miles in Jamnagar.

It was confirmed as a refuge in 1988 and is considered a unique location for native and migratory birds and a variety of other wildlife.[3]


Notable Species

It's been said the sanctuary is a good location to observe the Spot-billed Duck, and species of Flamingoes. Couple that with Demoiselle Crane and Common Crane in the winter and you have a great spot for birders. [3]

This area has 361 species reported as having been sighted and 20 globally threatened species. [2]


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Birds you can see here include:

Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Rain Quail, Greater Flamingo, Eared Grebe, Laughing Dove, Painted Sandgrouse, Asian Koel, Savanna Nightjar, Asian Palm-Swift, Watercock, Sarus Crane, Great Thick-knee, Pied Avocet, Greater Sand Plover, Greater Painted-Snipe, Bronze-winged Jacana, Terek Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Crab Plover, Indian Courser, Pomarine Jaeger, Caspian Gull, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Wedge-tailed Shearwater, White Stork, Great Cormorant, Great White Pelican, Striated Heron, Red-naped Ibis, Osprey, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Barn Owl, Spotted Owlet, Eurasian Hoopoe, Pied Kingfisher, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Coppersmith Barbet, Black-rumped Flameback, Amur Falcon, Plum-headed Parakeet, Indian Pitta, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Indian Golden Oriole, Common Woodshrike, White-tailed Iora, White-browed Fantail, White-bellied Drongo, Indian Paradise-Flycatcher, Great Gray Shrike, Rufous Treepie, Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Cinereous Tit, Singing Bushlark, Graceful Prinia, Paddyfield Warbler, Bank Swallow, White-eared Bulbul, Greenish Warbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Indian White-eye, Indian Scimitar-Babbler, Jungle Babbler, Bank Myna, Orange-headed Thrush, Black Redstart, Hypocolius, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Purple Sunbird, Baya Weaver, Indian Silverbill, House Sparrow, Paddyfield Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Red-headed Bunting

Other Wildlife

Other wildlife species that could be encountered in this area include wolves, jackals, and mongoose. [3]

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

The Jamnagar Airport (JGA) is the closest airport to the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary offering commercial airline service.

Consult a trusted travel professional for specific, up-to-date information.

Contact Details

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  1. Gujarat Expert - https://www.gujaratexpert.com/gaga-wildlife-sanctuary/
  2. Lepage D. (2020) Devbhoomi Dwarka Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 28 September 2020
  3. Incredible India - https://www.incredibleindia.org/content/incredibleindia/en/destinations/jamnagar/gaga-wildlife-sanctuary.html

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External Links

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  1. Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary on Google Maps