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Wadhwana Lake

 

 

  • Wadhwana Lake, Dabhoi
  • Lake side, at Wadhwana Lake
  • Flock Of Birds At Lake
  • Open Billed Stork Standing On One Leg
  • Common Coot
  • Black Headed Ibis

 

Wadhwana is a small hamlet located about 50 kms. from Vadodara. The route goes from Vadodara through Dabhoi to Wadhwana. It has a huge lake with about 2km radius. There are watchtowers placed at 1 km intervals on the periphery of the lake. Forest dept. has deputed personnel with fairly good knowledge about the local flora & fauna. Surprisingly, they even have a good quality Celestron telescope for the visitors (human) to gaze through.

 

Duration: Full / Half Day Trip
Location : 40 Kms from Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA


Set amidst lush green fields, a huge lake with about 2km radius Situated, barely 40 kms from Vadodara city, and 8 kms from Dabhoi, Wadhwana boasts of an impressive habitat that provides wintering grounds to large number of waterfowl as well as land birds.

 

Wadhwana is a century old tank, constructed by erstwhile King Gaikwad in 1909-10. This tank has a catchment area of 860 sqkm , deriving its water from Orsang river. This tank provides irrigation to 25 villages. The lake is an important wetland inviting migratory birds from far off places like Siberia and Europe. The place is a good tourist destination for birds lovers from all over the world who come here and enjoy the birds, watching and studying their behavior. There are watchtowers placed at 1 km intervals on the periphery of the lake. Forest dept. has deputed personnel with good knowledge about the local flora & fauna. They have a good quality spotting scope for the bird lovers. For the enthusiastic birdwatcher, it is a delight to visit any time of the year!

Some of the birds seen around the lake: Coots, Ruddy Shelduck from ladakh , Little Grebes, Ferruguginous Pochards, Common Pochards, Greylag Geese from Northern Europe. All three varieties of Ibis- black, glossy & white. Kingfishers- Common, Pied and White throated, common sandpiper, Openbill Storks, Little cormorants, Darters, as well as Pond Herons, Small and medium Egrets, Black Winged Stilts, and the noisy Red Wattled Lapwings are seen. Large numbers of Wire Tailed Swallows fly around the lake. Hoopoes, Paddy field Pipits, Rufous tailed larks and the migrants- common Stonechat as well as white and yellow Wagtails are all present. Black Kites and Marsh Harrier too.

 

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