The Kheechan Bird sanctuary is located on the outskirts of Jodhpur. This sanctuary is located at a distance of 50 kms from Jodhpur and 5 kms from Phalodi. This sanctuary is quite well known for species of bird, which is known as “Kurjan”, and is also known as the Demoiselle Cranes.
The bird has taken its name from the different “kurr-kurr” sound which these birds make. The bird is also known as Karkara and Kunch. These birds come from the countries of South- Western Europe and Mongolia every year during the winter season. These birds come to this place to avoid the unkind and ruthless climate of Europe and therefore a natural bird sanctuary is made here. The Kheechan bird sanctuary is known for its rich and diverse flora and fauna. The local villagers consider these birds to be their guardians. People especially come to visit the Kheechan Bird sanctuary for seeing these birds.