Rare Event | Flamingoes make surprising return to Nal Sarovar, near Ahmedabad

Rare Event | Flamingoes make surprising return to Nal Sarovar, near Ahmedabad

Know where to spot the flocks.

Did you miss the winter birdwatching season at Nal Sarovar? No worries! Since mid-May, the lake has transformed into a vibrant flamingo festival. Just 60 km from Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar is renowned for attracting both lesser and greater flamingos, typically during the winter months of December to February.

This year, though, these elegant birds have made a surprising and spectacular summer appearance. You can now spot groups of 30-50 flamingos on the northern side of the lake, where the water level is kept shallow at less than 2 feet, providing an ideal foraging ground for them.

Wildlife photographers and bird lovers, don't miss out! This extraordinary spectacle will end with the arrival of the monsoon season.

Local efforts to keep the 'pink show' going!

Thanks to the diligent efforts of the local staff, the water level is carefully maintained by regulating the flow of Narmada water into the lake. The staff frequently monitor the surrounding areas, including Nani Katechi, Parali, Vadla, Ranagadh, and Mulbavla, to prevent excess water from entering the lake.

According to ornithologists, the presence of such a high number of flamingos during the summer is a rare and delightful event. These birds thrive in saline, shallow wetlands where they can feed on seeds, crustaceans, and small fish. Last year, there were only a few flamingos at this Ramsar site but this season, their numbers have significantly increased.

Knock Knock!

With fewer tourists braving the peak summer heat, the flamingos have found a peaceful haven. While common egrets and other resident birds are also present, the migratory bird population is absent during this time of year.

So, don't miss this rare opportunity to witness the majestic greater flamingos in their summer habitat at Nal Sarovar. It's a breathtaking experience that will be quite an enchanting one!

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