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India, Gujarat


Hingolgadh is approximately 654 sq km/252 sq miles of grassy, forested land within the dry land of Saurashtra. It has been said, it's real beauty is during the rainy season when things are really vibrant and the various forms of wildlife are at their most active. [2]

Hingolgadh was declared a sanctuary in 1980 and subsequently was recognized as an eco-educational center that is presently administrated, in it's present form by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Center (GEER). [3]


Notable Species

Hingolgadh has been described as having a rich avian life with many species of woodpeckers, bulbuls, and bablers among others and "the place to be" for birders. [5]

As many as 228 species have been reported as having been sighted here with 4 globally threatened species as well. The Rock Bush-Quail, White-bellied Minivet, Rufous-tailed Lark, and the Tawny Lark are four species found here and noted as being endemic to the country or region. [1]


No verifiable record of rare bird species has been seen, as of 21 October 2020.


Birds you can see here include:

Northern Shoveler, Rain Quail, Little Grebe, Red Collared-Dove, Painted Sandgrouse, Gray-bellied Cuckoo, Sykes's Nightjar, Little Swift, Eurasian Coot, Demoiselle Crane,Indian Thick-knee, Black-winged Stilt, Red-wattled Lapwing, Greater Painted-Snipe, Marsh Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Indian Courser, White Stork, Little Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Red-naped Ibis, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Barn Owl, Spotted Owlet, Eurasian Hoopoe, Pied Kingfisher, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Coppersmith Barbet, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Laggar Falcon, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Indian Pitta, Large Cuckooshrike, Indian Golden Oriole, Common Woodshrike, Common Iora, White-browed Fantail, Ashy Drongo, Indian Paradise-Flycatcher, Bay-backed Shrike, House Crow, Singing Bushlark, Graceful Prinia, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Common Grasshopper-Warbler, Barn Swallow, Red-vented Bulbul, Greenish Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, Indian White-eye, Large Gray Babbler, Brahminy Starling, Indian Robin, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Purple Sunbird, Baya Weaver, Scaly-breasted Munia, House Sparrow, White-browed Wagtail, Common Rosefinch, White-capped Bunting

Other Wildlife

In addition to the variety of bird species seen here, there is an array of other wildlife a visitor might be able to see including Chinkara, Bluebull, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Indian Porcupine, Indian Hare, Hyena and Flying fox. [3][5]

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

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Contact Details

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  1. Lepage D. (2020) Nnwgj02 Hingolgadh Sanctuary Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 21 October 2020
  2. Gujarat Expert - https://www.gujaratexpert.com/hingolgadh-nature-education-sanctuary/
  3. Incredible India - https://www.incredibleindia.org/content/incredibleindia/en/destinations/rajkot/hingolgadh-nature-education-sanctuary.html
  4. eBird – Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary - https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3801875
  5. Indianholiday.com - https://www.indianholiday.com/wildlife-india/hingolgadh-nature-education-sanctuary.html

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External Links

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  1. Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary on Google Maps