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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

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If you are looking forward to spending your weekend in quiet and serene surroundings, then make your plans for Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Grab your camera to capture some fine pictures of the birds at the sanctuary. The bird sanctuary is well protected by Haryana government and efforts are being made to upgrade the sanctuary by constructing wide roads, mounding and planting trees around for the birds. Four watch towers are erected surrounding the sanctuary to see the rare and migratory birds easily without disturbing them. The sanctuary has various facilities like parking, drinking water etc. for the visitors coming to the sanctuary. It also has well-maintained guest house and hide-outs for the visitors.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary houses 250 species of birds. Out of them few are residents of the sanctuary while the other birds are migratory who come from the distant lands of Europe, Siberia and Afghanistan. Among the resident birds one can see Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin and many others. The migratory birds travel to Sultanpur in search of feeding grounds and to survive the winter.

Visiting the sanctuary in winter is an amazing experience as one can see the beautiful and vibrant birds like Siberian Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican, Gadwall and many others giving a picturesque look to the entire place. One can also spot Neelgai (Blue Bull) and Black Buck taking leisure strolls inside the sanctuary.

So plan your weekend with your photographer friends and bird enthusiasts at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and add some unforgettable pictures into your album.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit this place is November to February, when the migratory bird population descends.

Trivia

The bar headed geese that can be seen at the sanctuary is the highest flying bird that can fly at an altitude of 29,500 feet! They come from far off Mongolia and have been known to fly over the Himalayan range in one day!

Timing

The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is open from morning to evening.


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