Amakhera village falls in Gopi taluka of Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh. Situated 40 km away from Aligarh city, it is accessible by jeep/taxi. This wetland habitat is typical of the Gangetic plains. The CCA is 0.5 sq km and each year attracts about 7000 birds belonging to 70 species like Indian skimmer and the threatened bar-headed geese. The legal status of the protected land is village commons.
The entire village, mostly comprising of the Hindu Jat community, is involved in the protection of these birds. The village has a population of around 3,000 and mainly sustains itself on agriculture and could be considered average economically.