Gidhwa Parsada

About Gidhwa-Parsada

Gidhwa Parsada

The Gidhwa-Parsada wetland group, encompassing the wetland area of Gidhwa, Nagdha, Parsada, Ermshahi, and Murkuta villages, covers an impressive area of about 200 hectares and stretches over a diameter of approximately 5 kilometers.

The wetland area is located about 75 kilometers away from Raipur and is conveniently situated just 9 kilometers from Nandghat on the Raipur-Bilaspur road. The conservation efforts and awareness of the villagers have created a welcoming environment for migratory birds, making it an excellent habitat for thousands of foreign and local birds. The wetland area provides a safe and conducive space for these birds, enhancing their survival and promoting bird conservation.

Such initiatives are crucial for preserving biodiversity and maintaining the delicate balance of ecosystems. Observing thousands of foreign and local birds in their natural habitat can be a fascinating and enriching experience for both locals and tourists, while also fostering an understanding of the importance of conservation and preserving natural ecosystems.

A detailed report regarding the water birds of Gidhwa and Parsada wetlands has been published in "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication Volume 4 Issue dated 10 October 2014". Under which 48 families of total 143 species were recorded during the period from February 2013 to March 2014.

The report prepared by Mr. A.M.K. Bharos provides valuable insights into the avian diversity present in the Gidhwa-Parsada Wetland Complex. It serves as an essential resource for understanding the ecological significance of this wetland area and emphasizes the need for its preservation. The recorded data reinforces the importance of continued efforts in bird conservation and wetland protection to ensure the sustained survival of the various bird species that call this complex their home. By fostering awareness and collaboration, we can collectively contribute to safeguarding this ecological treasure for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.

Major Species: The wetland complex boasts a diverse array of bird species, with some prominent ones being:

Red Crested Pochard
Common Pochard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Greylag Goose
Gray Francolin
Indian Roller
Lesser Whistling Duck
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Common Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Purple Swamphen
Jacana, and many more.

the nearby villagers' commitment to bird conservation serves as a shining example of how communities can come together to protect and nurture the rich biodiversity of the Gidhwa-Parsada region. Their actions showcase the potential of collective efforts in safeguarding the environment, emphasizing that each individual's contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in ensuring a sustainable future for both humans and birds alike.
Come, be a part of this remarkable journey towards conservation and the celebration of life. Embrace the serenity of the Gidhwa-Parsada Wetland Group and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. We invite you to join us in safeguarding the future of our beloved migratory birds and preserving the beauty of our natural ecosystems for generations to come.