A garden of Eden in our very own Porbandar called Mokarsagar also known as Gosabara is a heaven for birdwatching. I was taken aback by the natural beauty and the amazing avian diversity present. It has approximately 260 species of birds out of which appx. 130 are waterbirds along with 22 sp. of mammals and 39 species of reptiles. More than the numbers, the experience was priceless. I would love to come back again and again and never be satisfied with the sightings. Thanking the members of Mokarsagar Wetland Conservation Committee of Porbandar for maintaining the OASIS of LIFE.

Porus Khareghat
Head of films, Mumbai –Ogilvy & Mather Advertising

Dear Chirag and Dhaval, I had wonderful sighting of Lesser as well as Greater Flamingos. It would not have been possible without you with sweetest memories and some good photographs. I am conveying my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to booth of you who spared your valuable time for me. Please accept it.

Vijay R. Singh
Director –Department of Fertilizer, Govt. Of India

Hi All, Wondeful efforts made by you people not only for conservation of Fauna but also for Common People of Porbandar and Gujarat. You people are making us proud by each and every activity you are doing for Wetlands and Birds. We have written the Whole management part for Porbandar Bird Sanctuary and 22 satellite wetlands for Porbandar, one of them was Mokarsagar. A wonderful paradise god has created on Earth not only for Avian fauna but also for Reptiles and Small Mammals. That cold breeze of wetland and sunrise I can not forget for my lifetime. Dhaval and Chirag made lot of efforts to made our trip successful. I am very thankful to Mokarsagar committee to letting me write these experiences. Long Live Mokarsagar and its team. Cheers !!!!!

Abhinav Mehta
GIS Specialist –Wildlife Division-Sasan Gir, World Bank Project

It was a wonderful experience for sighting of Greater and Lesser Flamingos huge flock in mokarsagar wetlands of porbandar. I am thankful to Dhaval Vargiya for arranging Flamingo Festival and all other valuable sharing of his knowledge.

Vibhuti Raval
Ass.Professor –T.N.Rao Science College

Many thanks for sharing wonderful avian information with us. Regards, B C & Nalini Chaudhary

Dr B C Chaudhary
Scientist –WII

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