Porbandar Bird sanctuary is one of the most remarkable bird sanctuaries in Gujarat. Situated at the heart of Porbandar, it covers an area of 1 sq km. The place signifies the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, the pioneer of truth and non violence. It has a lake amidst the sanctuary and attracts thousands of migratory birds during winters. It is only the sanctuary in the state where tourist visits from all over the world.
The sanctuary provide shelter to several migratory as well as residential birds such as gadwall, shoveler, common teal, cotton teal, tufted duck, comb duck, little cormorant, great cormorant, Indian shag, ruff, painted stork, white spoonbill, Asian open-billed stork, oriental ibis, darter, common sandpiper, wood sandpiper and green sandpiper, Sarus crane, warblers, babblers, bee-eaters, bulbuls, buntings, chats, partridges and quails. Grey hornbill and Marshall's iora, osprey, peregrine, Pallas' sea eagle, short-toed eagle, tawny eagle, imperial eagle, spotted eagle and crested serpent eagle.
It is not only rich in avian life but also in flora and fauna. The dense, mangrove and evergreen forest provides shelter for making nests. Further the lake accts as building block for birds as it provides food for them. The best time to visit the place is from November to February.