International Bird Watchers Conference in Gujarat, India

The next International Bird Watchers Conference in Gujarat, India will be 19th/22nd January 2012 (presented by the Government of Gujarat and Tourism Corporation of Gujarat) As someone who attended the first conference (November 2010) I can recommend it to birdwatchers around the world. So,watch this space and the tourism website (above) for more information and to reserve your place.

Gujarat is one of the most prolific bird watching areas in all of Asia with a huge variety of habitats – coastlands, wetlands and islands, saline desert plains, forests, hills, lakes and grasslands have made the state a migratory route of birds from Europe and West Asia.

My next few blogs will be about my last visit there, highlighting birds, accommodation and general recommendations about things to do and places to see. In the meantime, here are just a few photos to whet your appetite for travel to such a special and spectacular place. Check elsewhere on this blog – search on India or Gujarat – for other pieces I’ve blogged about India. Here is one to start your search – it’s about the top birding sites

NOTE: while I was there my transport was arranged by the family company  JN Rao Tours and can recommend them.

Khijadiya - one of the hotspots for birds, freshwater and saline

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