White Tailed Lapwing in Nalsarovar

White Tailed Lapwing in Nalsarovar is the migratory bird who migrate from northern breeding areas to Nalsarovar lake as its southern wintering grounds. White Tailed Lapwing bird is one of the rare birds who travels thousand kilometre from their native place to Nalsarovar once in a year. There are almost 200 different species along with White Tailed Lapwings who fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to Nalsarovar lake in Gujarat, India for feeding, breeding and raising their young. Nalsarovar is a bird watcher’s paradise, tourists coming to Nalsarovar enjoys watching White Tailed Lapwing bird during the Indian winters.

White Tailed Lapwing in Nalsarovar
White Tailed Lapwing at Nalsarovar

The Lake is in a lowest-lying area between the Central Gujarat and East Saurashtra. A sea link once existed between the Little Rann and the Gulf of Khambat.

Hundreds of bird species mainly waterfowl inhabit this lake and come from as far as Siberia. Nalsarovar in Gujarat is a bird watcher’s paradise, one can find rosy pelicans, lesser and greater flamingos, crakes, brahminy ducks, purple moorhen, herons, white storks, various species of bitterns, grebes etc in the lake. Best time to visit Nalsarovar is in winter between November to February. However, migratory birds starts arriving in October and stay until April but their population reaches its peak in mid winter. Best time to see the birds is early in the morning and in the evening.

One can visit Nalsarovar in Sanand by personal vehicle or taxi. Gujarat Tourism also offers luxury tent accommodations 1.5km from the lake. Other than few more resorts, there is no proper accommodation available.


Nalsarovar is a Bird Sanctuary with shallow waters, which contains 36 small islands. Nalsarovar-Ahmedabad distance is about 60 km located near Sanand Village, in Gujarat. Nalsarovar is a Bird Sanctuary since April 1969 and Nalsarovar is a Ramsar site since 24 September 2012. Birds fly hundreds of miles just like White Tailed Lapwing in Nalsarovar.

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