Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a unique wetland area with sea water on one side and fresh water on other side. This area which is about was declared as a Sanctuary on 6th November 1982.
The area of this Sanctuary is 8 km. There are 3 Watch Tower for Bird watching; one can find both types of sea and shore birds. Watching the arrival of the Cranes during sunset for roosting is a fantastic experience.
Some of the notable birds found here are Black neck Stork, Great Crested Grebe, Shikra, Lesser spotted Eagle, Black Ibis, Black-winged Kite, Brahminy Kite, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Great Thick-Knee, Common Greenshank, Grey Francolin, Imperial Eagle, Indian Pond Heron, Little Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Comb Duck, Common Crane, Common Teal, Dunlin, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Northern Pintail, Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Pale Harrier, Demoiselle & Common Crane, Cormorants and Darters. And the other wild life found here are Blue Bulls, Jackal, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Mongoose, Indian hare and snakes etc.