Bird Sanctuaries in Delhi

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Bird sanctuaries in Delhi

Infamous for it' smog and traffic, Delhi is also home to a variety of bird species like the 'white-throated kingfisher'. This bird with its cerulean blue coat is a spectacle to behold when it swoops (Read More)down into a pond to catch its prey. Delhi has some lush wetlands and green patches which attracts migratory birds from different places.

Here is the list of 7 Bird Sanctuaries in Delhi

1. Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida

Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida

Built to save the ecosystem for several bird species, the Okhla Bird Sanctuary expands over an area of 3.5 square kilometres near the Okhla bridge that runs across the majestic River Yamuna. The sanctuary is home to over 400 species of native birds and about 1,00,000 migratory birds, making it a famous attraction for bird watching.

2. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Located on the northern side of the Aravalli Hill range, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is an escape from the chaos. Being surrounded by a wide array of birds, the sanctuary offers a tryst with nature for the picnic-goers. There are five hidden lakes at the Sanctuary too which make this the perfect picnic spot for summers.

3. Najafgarh Jheel Bird Sanctuary

Najafgarh Jheel Bird Sanctuary

Across the popular Najafgarh Lake is the Najafgarh Jheel Bird Sanctuary composed of wetland ecosystem and wildlife habitat. Some bird species spotted here include Black Kite, Red-wattled Lapwing, Cattle Egret, Golden Eagle, pigeons, koel bird, Myna Bird, Tailor Bird, Warbler, and waterbirds.

4. Surajpur Bird Sanctuary

Surajpur Bird Sanctuary

The Surajpur Bird Sanctuary, located in Greater Noida, attracts migratory birds during the winter season. Popular bird species spotted here are  Red-Crested Pochard, Comb Duck, Bar-Headed Goose, and Common Teal.

5. Sanjay Van, Delhi

Sanjay Van, Delhi

Sprawling over a large forest area near Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, Sanjay Van is a thickly wooded area that serves as the city’s green lungs. Stretching over 3 sq. km of area, it is frequented by a lot of birdwatchers. Popular bird spotted here include Eurasian golden oriole, purple sunbird, Asian koel, Brahminy starling, Indian silverbill, white-throated kingfisher, Grey-breasted Prinia, crested honey buzzard, rufous treepie, and Indian paradise flycatcher.

6. Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Expanding over 1.54 square kilometres, Aravalli Biodiversity Park houses about 160 plant species, over 170 species of birds and animals. It is frequented by bird watchers due to the huge number of bird species spotted here.

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7. Kamala Nehru Ridge Park

Kamala Nehru Ridge Park

Located in Civil Lines, the Kamala Nehru Ridge Park is home to over 70 species of resident birds. It also attracts migratory birds during the winter season. 

Which of these sanctuaries have you visited? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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