Wildlife Sites: Chari-Dhandh Bird Sanctuary

Wildlife Sites: Chari-Dhandh Bird Sanctuary

The Chari-Dhand wetland conservation reserve is located on the edge of arid Banni grasslands and the marshy salt flats of the the Rann. Chari means salt affected and Dhand means shallow wetland, this is a seasonal desert wetland and only gets swampy during a good monsoon. It is home to nearly two lakh birds with migratory and endangered species of birds flocking into the area in thousands during monsoon and winter.

The marshy Rann of Kutch is one of the most potential habitat for numbers of animal and birds this area is known to be a breeding ground for flamingoes and staging ground for pelicans, cranes, storks and many species of waterfowl.