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Jambughoda, or Jambuhoda, Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 130 sq km/50 sq miles of a mixed habitat sanctuary for a wide group of wildlife species of all types in the south-central part of Gujarat.
It's variety of vegetative habitat includes trees such as Bamboo and Teak among other species, all of which form forests that range from tropical rain forests to deciduous, and secondary forests. A visitor might find grasslands, water-borne plants, and medicinal herbs. All of this adds up to form the basis for potentially great birding.
The Sanctuary is nourished by the Targol and Kada reservoirs which add to the health of this habitat.
Species here range from the Rose-ringed Parakeet with the highest number of reported sightings down through the middle with species such as the Indian Peafowl to the Crested Bunting with just a couple of sightings.
Overall, as many as 144 species have been recorded as being sighted in the park coupled with 1 globally threatened species. No endemics have been recorded here.
While there are no rare species noted here, some of the less commonly seen species include the Western Yellow Wagtail, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Gray-breasted Prinia, Black-hooded Oriole, Mottled Wood Owl, Shikra, Great Egret, Common Cuckoo, and the Crested Bunting.
Birds you can see here include:
Northern Shoveler, Indian Peafowl, Laughing Dove, Asian Koel, Asian Palm-Swift, Eurasian Coot, Red-wattled Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, Woolly-necked Stork, Indian Cormorant, Intermediate Egret, Red-naped Ibis, Black Kite, Indian Roller, Rose-ringed Parakeet, White-browed Fantail, White-browed Fantail, Ashy Prinia, Jungle Babbler, Black Redstart, Scaly-breasted Munia, Long-billed Pipit
In addition to the bird species that might be sighted here, there is the possibility of seeing a leopard, wolf, hyena, wild boar, species of cats, sloth bear, civet, blue bull, antelope porcupine, mongoose, snakes and/or crocodile.
History and Use
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
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Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary
Mota Raska, Zand Hanuman Road
Jambughoda, Panchmahal, Gujarat 391761
Hours: Open Every Day· 6:00am – 7:00pm
Phone: 0265 242 5136
- Lepage D. (2020) Jambuhoda Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 27 October 2020
- eBird – Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary - https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2027915
- Gujarat Expert - https://www.gujaratexpert.com/jambughoda-wildlife-sanctuary/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Jambughoda_Wildlife_Sanctuary