Birding

  • Green Bee Eater
  • Black Drongo
  • Copper Smith Barbet
  • Rose Ring Parakeet
  • Astiatic Bird
  • Bird Watching
  • Red Headed Ibis
  • Bird Watching Gir
  • Birds at Gir
  • Scarlet Minivet
  • Indian Peafowl
  • Bird Watching Sasan Gir

Gir National Park & Sanctuary is well represented in terms of rich avi-fauna. The riparian vegetation along streams and marshes is particularly rich as natural habitation of bird life. Apart from this, Gir National Park & Sanctuary has a variety of habitats, woodlands, grasslands, high hills, cliffs and ponds, catering to the needs of different bird species both resident and migratory. Around 350 avifaunal species are found here. This includes birds of prey, vultures, cormorants, ducks, kingfishers, herons, egrets, storks, barbets, woodpeckers, flycatchers and many others.

The overwhelming presence of the omnipotent big cat diverts the attention of the common man from the remarkable bird population that the sanctuary has. However, the birds of Gir National Park & Sanctuary did attract the great ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali who believed that, had the Asiatic lions not been there, the area would have been one of the most fascinating bird sanctuaries of the country.

One can Find more than 55 species of birds in and around Asiatic Lion Lodge, Sasan Gir.

  • Asian Paradise Flycatcher
  • Black Drongo
  • Black Shouldered Kite
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Copper Smith Barbet
  • Green Bee Eater
  • Indian Robin
  • Oriental Magpie Robin
  • Rufus Tree pie
  • Rose Ring Parakeet
  • Plum Headed Parakeet
  • Shikra
  • Indian Pea fowl
  • Oriental White Eye
  • Red Headed Ibis
  • Oriental White Ibis/Black Headed Ibis
  • Indian Pond Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Oriental Honey Buzzard
  • White Breasted Water Hen
  • Black winged Stilt
  • Red-wattled Lapwing
  • Common Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Spotted Dove
  • Laughing Dove
  • Yellow Footed Green Pigeon
  • Asian Koel
  • Greater Coucal
  • Spotted Owlet
  • Indian Nightjar
  • Little Swift
  • Common Hoopoe
  • White Breasted Kingfisher
  • Red Vented Bulbul
  • Common Iora
  • Indian Jungle Crow
  • House Crow
  • Great Tit
  • Wire tailed Swallow
  • Ashy Prinia
  • Common Tailor Bird
  • Jungle Babler
  • Common Myna
  • Bank Myna
  • Brahminy Starling
  • Purple Sun Bird
  • House Sparrow
  • Baya Weaver
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Grey Wagtail
  • White Wagtail