Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a popular weekend getaway from New
Delhi, Gurgaon , Faridabad & Noida , Sultanpur Bird
Sanctuary has been declared as National park by Haryana
Government. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon
District in Haryana State, Sultanpur is located at 40 kms
distance from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and 15 km from Gurgaon
on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road. This Bird Sanctuary ,
ideal for birding and bird watchers, is best visited in
winters when a large number of migratory birds come here.
Haryana government has carried
out a number of development works at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
like construction of mounds, and widening of paths, four
tube wells have also been dug. Efforts are being made to
improve vegetation in area by planting more trees, which are popular with the birds
like Acacia Nilotica, Acacia Tortilis, Beris and Neem etc. There are four watch
towers (machans) are made at different points to watch
birds easily. Sultanpur Bird Sactuary has parking and other facilities
like toilets and drinking
water for visitors.
Approx 250 species of Birds are found at Sultanpur Bird
Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from
distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
Name of some of the resident birds: Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit,
Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray
Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated
Kingfisher, Spot billed Duck, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black
headed Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India
Crested Lark, Red vented Bulbul, Rose ringed Parakeet, Red
wattled Lapwing, Shikra, Eurasian collared Dove, Red collared
Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, Magpie Robin,
Greater Coucal, Weaver Bird, Bank Mynah, Common Mynah and
Green Bee Eater.