Chhari lake, Nakhtrana,Kutch

Chhari-Dhand – Kutch, Gujarat

Chhari-Dhand is the largest natural wetland in Kachchh District (Gujarat), located near Chhari-Fulay village of Nakhtrana, Taluka. This wetland is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl. During a good monsoon year Chhari-Dhand(Dhand, a shallow lake) gets inundated with rain water that lasts through out the year and is a paradise for amateur bird watchers, wetland and wildlife expers. It provides habitat for 55 species with the abundance of around 50,000 birds. Many of these fall under the rare and threatened categories. Many raptor species, Greater flamingo , Great white pelican, Common pochards and Common coot are some of the bird species commonly found here. The Indian wolf, Jungle cat, Chinkara, Caracal are the threatened mammalian fauna that depend on this wetland.

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