India - Haryana Wildlife Tourism

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Haryana Wildlife Tourism

Sultanpur National Park

The Sultanpur National Park located at 46 kms from Delhi has a stretch of marshy land converted into a water body.  The artificial mounds have turned into green glades. A number of organisms like crustaceans, fish and insects thrive during floods, which attract a number of birds to this area. The sanctuary is the home to a variety of species of local and migratory birds.

Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary

The Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary in district Jhajjar has man made peripheral embankment basically constructed to store the escaped water of Jawaharlal Nehru canal. There are about 250 species of the migratory and the resident birds. Blue Peafowl, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Shikra, Black Kite, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Eurasian Thick-knee, Bronze-winged Jacana, Purple Swamphen, Greater Coucal, Little Grebe, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flameback, White-throated Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet, Indian Roller, Common Hoopoe, Black Drongo, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Plum-headed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Jungle Babbler, Oriental Darter and Spot-billed Duck are some of the resident birds. Greater Flamingo, Pallas's Gull, Whiskered Tern, Osprey, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Graylag Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Comb Duck, Ruddy Shelduck, Mallard, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Green Bee-eater, Pied Cuckoo, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Great Egret, Crested Lark, Ashy Prinia, Oriental Pratincole, Small Pratincole, Kentish Plover, Northern Lapwing, Yellow Bittern etc are some of the migratory birds that visit this sanctuary.

 

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