The district of Kutch falls on the migration route of birds. The vast stretches of Rann, flooded portions and Bet area (20,600 sq. kms), Banni Grasslands (3847 sq. kms), Coast Line (352 kms) long, tropical thorn forest, Coastal Sand Dunes, all diverse habitat serve as staging, feeding, roosting grounds of these birds. The resident birdlife of Kutch shows strong similarities with the birds of Sindh, Kathiawar and Western Rajasthan. The Great Rann seems to function as an efficient barrier to local migration.
A 375 species of birds are listed from Kutch. Many of these species are first time records of stray birds, vagrants. Grey Hypocolius Hypocoliusampelinus is a regular wintering species in Fulay tooth brush tree forest and in some pockets of Banni. White-naped Tit Parusnuchalis a vulnerable and endemic species survives in tropical thorn forest of Kutch, 3 species of Bustards are seen in Kutch Indian Bustard being resident and critically endangered.
Passage Migrants 8 species passes through Kutch peninsula from August till October. Common Crane Grusgrus major wintering ground lies in the vast tracts of Banni, Coastal Kutch, Khadir Island and on the fringes of the Rann of Kutch.