Birding at Greater Rann of Kutch – Passage Migrants

Introduction

The Great Rann of Kutch also called Greater Rann of Kutch or just Rann of is a seasonal salt marshlocated in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India The Great Rann of Kutch, along with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands on its southern edge, is situated in the district of Kutch and comprises some 30,000 square kilometers between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. The marsh can be accessed from the village of Kharaghoda in Surendranagar District. The Great Rann of Kutch is one of the hottest areas of India. The plant life of the marsh consists of grasses such as Apluda and Cenchrus species along with dry thorny shrubs. The Rann of Kutch is the only place in India where flamingoes come to breed. There are 13 species of lark in the Rann of Kutch. The marshes are also a resting site for migratory birds, and are home to over 200 species of bird including the threatened Lesser Florican and Houbara Bustard.

Late September and early October is the time one can find passage migrants.

Itinerary

Day 1: Birding at tropical thorn forest near my place. At possibility of as spotted flycatcher,  Rufous-tailed scrub Robin, Red-backed Shrike, common whitethroat and resident birds.

Day 2: Visit fot mahadev with pack breakfast. give lunch at kunj homestay. After lunch we go at laiyari . At possibility of as spotted flycatcher, European nightjar,  Rufous-tailed scrub Robin, Red-backed Shrike, common whitethroat, Eurasian cuckoo, European roller and resident birds. 

Day 3: Visit lodai  with pack breakfast. give lunch at kunj homestay. After lunch we go at chari-lack. At possibility of as spotted flycatcher, European nightjar,  Rufous-tailed scrub Robin, Red-backed Shrike, red tail shrike, common whitethroat, Eurasian cuckoo, European nightjar and resident birds. 

Day 4: Visit piyoni mahadev with pack breakfast. give lunch at kunj homestay. At possibility of as spotted flycatcher, Rufous-tailed scrub Robin, Red-backed Shrike, common whitethroat, Eurasian cuckoo, European nightjar and resident birds.


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