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Special Birds of the Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch and Bhuj region
06 nights & 07 days
Best time: October-March
Tour Code: BGUJ01

ITINERARY
Day 01: Ahmedabad to Little Rann of Kutch
Day 02: Little Rann of Kutch
Day 03: Little Rann of Kutch
Day 04: Little Rann of Kutch to Bhuj
Day 05: Bhuj area
Day 06: Bhuj area
Day 07: Bhuj to Mumbai / Jamnagar

Highlights

Excellent birding
Interesting journeys and landscape
Special variety of birds
Possibility of continuing this tour for coastal birds, Lions & Leopards, Wolves & Hyenas, Harrier Roost

ITINERARY

Day 01: AHMEDABAD-DASADA
Meals: lunch & dinner
Arrive in Ahmedabad by flight or train in the morning from Delhi or Mumbai. Drive in the Little Rann of Kutch (2 hour drive). The road to Dasada is interesting as you pass cattle graveyards where white-rumped, Egyptian and griffon vultures could be seen and wetlands that are good for resident birds. This safari resort is imaginatively designed using local materials and has extensive grounds with a water-body, ponds, gardens, plantations and agricultural fields. Shikra, blue throat, rosy starling, black ibis, grey and pond heron, pied, common and white-throated kingfisher, and other birds come into the property. After lunch, depart for a drive in the Little Rann of Kutch, a sanctuary for the Indian wild ass.An ancient seabed turned by geological forces into saline desert plains, the Rann has grassy patches that offer good bird-watching. Crested and Sykes larks, Oriental skylark, bimaculated lark, greater short-toed lark, singing and Indian bushlarks, ashy-crowned sparrow-lark, are likely sightings and greater hoopoe lark is possible. Desert and variable wheatears, southern grey, long-tailed, rufous-tailed and bay-back shrike, common woodshrike are also likely sightings and the desert warbler is among the many winter visiting warblers. We will also look for chestnut-bellied and spotted sandgrouse, Indian courser (cream-coloured visits occasionally), quails, yellow-legged and barred buttonquails, grey francolin, wryneck, brown-rock chat, pied bushchat, rufous-tailed scrub robin, blue-headed rock thrush, black redstart and buntings in the scrubby areas. At sunset, it is possible to watch marsh, Montagu and pallid harriers, aquila eagles, falcons and buzzards heading for their roosting sites. Among the mammals of the Rann other than the wild ass, there are chances of seeing nilgai, chinkara gazelle, white-footed desert and Indian foxes, the wolf, jungle cat (occasionally also desert cat), pale and long-eared hedgehogs and hare.

Day 02 & 03: DASADA
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning drive to the bets, elevated patches in the Rann covered with scrub and grass. In winter, this is a likely area for Macqueen's bustard. Long-legged, common and white-eyed buzzard, booted eagle, Bonneli's and short-toed snake eagle, are often seen during the drive. Evening visit to Nawa Talao, a lake where demoiselle and common cranes gather in large flocks during the winter months. Greater and lesser flamingo are seen in large numbers as are great white pelican with spot-billed and dalmatian recorded. Painted, openbill, wooly-necked, white, black and black-necked stork could be seen as also black, glossy and black-headed ibis. Northern pintail, common teal, spot-billed duck, mallard, gadwall, wigeon, garganey, shoveler, cotton pygmy goose, pochards, tufted duck, lesser whistling duck, brahminy and comb duck are among the many visitors to the lake. Waders include pratincoles, lapwings, sandpipers, ruff and other birds in good numbers. One could spot Stoliczka's Bushchat as well.

Day 04: DASADA-BHUJ
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Depart for Bhuj early morning (seven hour drive). Transfer to CEDO camp. Visit to Fort Mahadev for White Nape Tit, Marshall's Iora, Rufous fronted Prinia, Large Woodshrike, Common Woodshrike, White Bellied Minivet & Sykes Lark.

Day 05: BHUJ
Meals: Packed breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning session will be at Fulay (Banni) for Grey Hypocolius Proceed further to Chhari-Dhand Wetlands (Full Day) for Raptors, wader, Ducks, Common Cranes etc.

Day 06: BHUJ
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Visit to Lala Bustard Sanctuary - Jakhau Mangove swamps, Pingleshwar sea coast - Indian Bustard, White-browed Bush Chat, Indian Courser, Heuglin's and Slender-billed Gull, Curlew and Whimbrel, Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin etc. Return to the base camp. Note: Lala Bustard Sanctuary doesn't remain open between 01 April – 31 Oct every year.

Day 07: BHUJ-AHMEDABAD or MUMBAI or JAMNAGAR-ONWARD JOURNEY
Meals: on own
You will be transferred to the airport to connect flight to Mumbai. OR continue on the next tour to Jamnagar, Gir National Park and Velavadar.

Services included:
-Accommodation on twin sharing basis
-Meals as per the itinerary
-Birding and Rann / grassland / wetland visits with a guide in a 4WD and on foot
-All surface transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Services not included:
-Optional tours/excursions, personal & incidental expenses.
-Tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, camera fee etc.
-International and domestic air fare, visa, insurance.

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