Sultanpur National Park lies approximately 46 km to the southwest of Delhi. The national park is famous for its greenery, rich variety of bird species and a splendid lake. The area around Sultanpur Lake, near Delhi, was declared a water-bird reserve in the year 1972. Beautiful lawns, trees, shrubs and bougainvilleas dot the landscape of the park. There is also a small museum and library in the reserve that will familiarize you with the various birds and other creatures that you will come across while in it.
One of the essential items to take with you to the Delhi Sultan Pur
Bird Sanctuary is a pair of binoculars. It is necessary in order to
watch the wildlife from a safe distance, without disturbing them.
Migratory geese and Siberian cranes spend the winter in Sultanpur. Apart
from that, one can find other migratory birds here, along with resident
birds and wild animals. The best time to visit Sultanpur National Park,
especially for watching the migratory birds, is during the months of
December and January.
Birds at Sultanpur
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary serves as the natural habitat of a large
number of resident as well as migratory birds. Some of the resident
birds found here are Common Hoopoe, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant,
Eurasian Thick-knee, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot
billed Duck, White Ibis, India Crested Lark, Rose ringed Parakeet,
Eurasian collared Dove, Red collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Greater
The popular migratory birds spotted here winter include Siberian
Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Greenshank,
Northern Pintail, Yellow & White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler,
Gadwall, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Starling, Long-billed
Pipit, etc. In summer, one can find about 11 species of migratory birds,
like Asian Koel, Black-crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Comb
Duck, Blue-cheeked & Blue-tailed Bee-Eater, etc.
Wild Animals at Sultanpur
Apart from the birds, Sultanpur National Park also boasts of a wide
variety of wild animals. One can easily spot antelopes like Neelgai
(Blue Bull) and Black Buck roaming around the park. Then, there are a
number of other animals, like Indian Porcupine, Wild Cat, Hedgehog,
Sambar, Caracal, Rattle/Honey Badger, Wild Dog, Four Horned Antelope,
Striped Hyena, Hog Deer, Leopard, Wild Pig, Mongoose, etc.