Sultanpur National Park, District Gurgaon

Sultanpur National Park will be closed 01.05.2017 to 30.09.2017.

Sultanpur National Park is a bird paradise for bird watchers. Park is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds. Migratory species reach here after covering incredible distance, since there home land in Europe, Siberia and Central Asia becomes inhabitable due to cold temperature, snow covered ground and frozen lakes. Migratory birds start arriving in the park in September. Birds use park as a resting place till the following March-April. During summer and monsoon months the park is inhabited by many local bird species. A total of around 250 bird species have been reported in the park.



National Park is situated in Gurgaon district of Haryana on Gurgaon-Farrukh Nagar road. Distance of the park is around 50 Km from Delhi & 15km from Gurgaon.

For over one hundred year now, Sultanpur Jheel has been attracting birds. But it was only in 1969, at the Conference of the International Union of Conservation of nature and Natural resources (IUCN) in New Delhi, that the potential of this wetland was highlighted in official quarters. Peter Jackson of the IUCN, together with the late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi were instrumental in this regard and consequently on April 2, 1971, the Jheel (an area of 1.21 sq. Km.) was accorded Sanctuary status under section 8 of the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959. The status of the park was upgraded to National Park under Section 35 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 on July 5th, 1991. Simultaneously the area was increased to 1.42 sq. Km. The National Park has been carved out of the land of Sadhrana, Chandu, Sultanpur and Saidpur villages.

How to reach:-

Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi- 35 km. Take taxi/bus from the airport.

Nearest railway station: Garhi Harsaru on Delhi- Rewari Railway line.

Railway station: Take Metro from New Delhi to Huda City Centre Gurgaon and make arrangement for local conveyance from there.

Accommodation: For accommodation contact Manager, Rosy Pelican Tourist Complex, Sultanpur. (Ph no. 0124-2015670)

Best season to visit: December to February

Sr. No. Scientific Name Name Bird Name
1 Accipiter trivirgatus Crested Goshawk / Euresian Sparrowhawk Gore Besra
2 Accipiter virgatus Besra General Besra
3 Accipter badius Shikra Huntsman
4 Accipter nisus Sparrow-Hawk Ba-tunawayya
5 Acridothered tristi Common Myna Mana-Dyacha
6 Acridotheres fusca Jungle Myna Wild manna
7 Acridotheres ginginianus Bank Myna Maena / ganga mana
8 Acridotheres tristis Common Myna Myna
9 Acrocephalus stentorus Indian great reed Warbler / Clamorot Big Narkul Phudki
10 Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper General walk
11 Alauda gulgula Oriental Sykelark Bharat
12 Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher Small jelly
13 Amandava amandava Red Avadavat Lal Muniya
14 Amaurornis phonicurus Whitebreasted Waterhen White chest water hen
15 Anas acuta Northern Pintail Sikh Duck
16 Anas clypeata Northern shovellor Tired Duck
17 Anas clypeata Shoveller Tired Duck
18 Anas crecca Common Teal Small cocktail
19 Anas penelope Eurasian wigeon Piaison Duck
20 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Nilasir duck
21 Anas poecilorhyncha Spot-billed Duck Gurgaal Duck
22 Anas querquedula Garganey Warn duck
23 Anas strepa Gadwall Uncouth duck
24 Anastomus oscitans Asian Openbill (Open billed stork) Ghoghinla
25 Anhinga melanogaster Darter Snake bird / banwai
26 Anhus similis Long-billed Pipit Sacch
27 Anser indicus Barheaded Goose Sarpatti Sawan
28 Anthracoceros coronatus Malabar Pied Hornbill Malabarari Abalak Dinesh
29 Anthus hodgsoni Olive-backed Pipit Green peach pie
30 Anthus rufulus Paddyfield Pipit Farmchildren
31 Anthus trivialis Tree Pipit Forest chakri
32 Apus affinis House Swift Home apples
33 Aquila rapax Tawny Eagle Small joke
34 Aquilla hastata Indian spotted eagle Desi chitra ekab
35 Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Gray ankle
36 Ardea purpurea Purple Heron Nari anjan
37 Ardeola grayii Indian Pond Heron Blind heron
38 Artamus fuscus Ashy Woodswallow Rosemary
39 Asio flammeus Short eared owl Chootkanna Owl
40 Athene brama Spotted Owlet Common fennel
41 Aythya ferina Common pochard Small red head duck
42 Aythya fuligula Tufted duck Abalask duck
43 Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle Owl Common owl
44 Bubo nipacensis Indian Eagle Owl Owl
45 Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Cow heron
46 Burhinus oedicnemus Eurasian Thickknee Urre-reactivation kernel
47 Butastur teesa White-eyed buzzard Tisa
48 Butorides striatus Little Heron Cranial ankle
49 Cacomantis merulinus Plaintive Cuckoo Gray pecker
50 Cacomantis sonneratii Banded Baycuckoo Striped knife
51 Caprimulgus affinis Savanna Nightjar Savanna shadow
52 Caprimulgus asiaticus Indian Nightjar Normal light
53 Caprimulgus indicus Grey Nightjar Gray splash
54 Casmerodius albus Great Egret Malang Heron
55 Celeus brachyurus Rufous Woodpecker Red woodpecker
56 Centropus bengalensis Lesser coucal Short charmer
57 Cephalopyrus flammiceps Fire-capped Tit Aginhalangara
58 Ceryle lugubris Lesser pied Kingfisher Small lobster jelly
59 Chalcophaps indica Emerald Dove Panna Fakhta
60 Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover Cumin seed
61 Charadrius lesche naulti Greater sand plover Large balloon
62 Chloropsis aurifrons Golden fronted leaf bird Gold goods green
63 Ciconia episcopus Wolly-necked Stork (White necked Stork) Haji Ghalag
64 Ciconia nigra Black Stork Sural gulag
65 Circus melanoleucos Marsh Harrier Swamp
66 Circus pygargus Montangu’s harrier Montagu Chameleon Hit
67 Cisticola juncidis Streaked Fantail Warbler / Zitting Cisticola Grasshopper
68 Clamator jacobinus Pied Cuckoo Abalak tathak
69 Coracias benghalensis Indian Roller Indigenous weed
70 Coracina macei Large Cuckooshrike Big kansya
71 Coracina melanoptera Black-headed Cuckooshrike Wild bone
72 Corvus macrorhynchos Jungle Crow Wild crow
73 Corvus splendes House Crow Domestic crow
74 Cuculus canorus Euresian Cuckoo Kufu Kuhuk
75 Cuculus micropterus Indian Cuckoo Steely
76 Cuculus poliocephalus Lesser Cuckoo Home pisso
77 Culicicapa ceylonensis Grey-Headed Canary Flycathcher Pelvic fish
78 Curisorius coromondelicus Indian Courser General damage
79 Cyornis tickelliae Tickell's Blue Flycathcer Tikili Neel Fishery
80 Dendrocitta vagabunda Rufous Treepie (Indian Treepie) Red gypsy
81 Dendrocopos hyperythrus Rofous billed woodpecker Belly stomach
82 Dendrocopos nanus Browncapped Pigmy Woodpecker Brown head bugfaced
83 Dendrocygna Bicolour Fulvous whistling duck Big sister
84 Dendrocygna javanica Leser whistling duck Small body
85 Dendrocygna javanica Lesser Whistling Shelduck Small silvi
86 Dicaeum erythrorynchos Thick-billed Flowerpecker Flowerpot
87 Dicrurus hottentottus Spangled Drongo Krishnaraj Bhujjanga
88 Dicrurus leucophaeus Ashy Drongo Silly Bhujanga
89 Dicrurus macrocercus Black Drongo Common Bhujanga
90 Dinopium benghalensis Black-rumped woodpecker Timeless Angara Kathfodava
91 Dinopium shorii Himalayan flame back Himalayan Angara Hardfood
92 Dupetor flavicollis Black bittern Black buck
93 Egretta garzetta Little Egret Kurtchya Heron
94 Elanus caeruleus Black-Shouldered Kite Kapasi eagle
95 Emberiza buchanani Grey-necked Bunting Gray neck chopped
96 Ephippiorynchus asiaticus Black Necked Stork Loharjang
97 Estrilda formosa Green Munia Green munea
98 Eudynamys Scolopacea Asian Koel Nightingale
99 Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon / Saheen Falcon Not active
100 Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel (European Kestrel) General Kher Muthia
101 Falcon jugger Lagger falcon Lizard
102 Ficedula parva Red Throated Flycathcer Siphia fisherman
103 Ficedula superciliaris Ultramarine Flycatcher Sea nail fish
104 Francolinus francolinus Black Francolin Black pane
105 Francolinus pictus Painted Francolin / Painted Patridge Painted fir
106 Francolinus pondicerianus Grey Francolin / Grey Patridge White pane
107 Fulica atra Common Coot Happy / tired
108 Galerida deva Crested Lark / Syke Lark Fad
109 Gallinago gallinago Common snipe Common tea
110 Gallinago gallingo Common snipe Common tea
111 Gallinula chloropus Common moorhen General waterfall
112 Galloperdix spadicea Red Spurfowl Small wild hen
113 Glareola lactea Small Pratincole Small drunk
114 Glaucidium radiatum Jungle Owlet Wild Dundle
115 Grus antigones Sarus Crane Stork
116 Grus gurs Common crane General crane
117 Grus virgo Demoiselle crane Kurja
118 Halcyon capensis Stork-billed Kingfisher Big beak kelkila
119 Halcyon smyrnensis White-throated Kingfisher White chest jelly
120 Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite White head
121 Hemipus picatus Pied Flycatcher Shrike Rattan
122 Hieraaetus pennatus Booted eagle Squirrels
123 Hieraateus fasciatus Bonelli's Eagle Mooring
124 Hierococcyx varius Common Hawk Cuckoo / Brain Fever Bird Common papilla
125 Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt Gajapava
126 Hirundo concolor Dusky Crag Martin Dhumil-Sankavayoul Abali
127 Hirundo daurica Red-rumped Swallow Reddish
128 Hirundo fluvicola Streak-throated Swallow (Cliff Swallow) Canal water
129 Hirundo rustica Common Swallow / Barn Swallow Abbibel
130 Hydrophasisanus chirugus Pheasant-tailed Jacana Piho
131 Hypothymis azurea Common Iora Soh bighi
132 Hypothymis azurea Black-Naped Monarch  
133 Ictinaetus malayensis Black Eagle Black hawk
134 Jynx torquilla Eurasian Wryneck Pano Talrah
135 Ketupa zeylonensis Brown Fish Owl Amarai ka owl
136 Lanius cristatus Brown Shrike Brown lotto
137 Lanius Meridionalis Southern Grey Shrike Southern Silk Lotto
138 Lanius vittatus Bay-backed Shrike Matia Lahtoura
139 Larus brunnicephalus Brown-headed Gull Washed
140 Leptotilis adjutant Lesser Adjutant Haggila
141 Limosa lapponila Bar tailed godwit Little Gudera
142 Limosa limosa Black tailed godwit Bada Gudera
143 Lonchura malabarica Indian Silverbill White monitored
144 Lonchura punctulata Scaly-breasted Munia (Spotted munia) Small issue
145 Lonchura striata White-rumped Munia White put munia
146 Luscinia svecica Blue throat Neil Kundi Lucienia
147 Megalaima haemacephala Coppersmith Barbet Frosty bushes
148 Megalaima zeylanica Brown-headed Barbet Large settlement
149 Melophus lathami Crested Bunting Peak stone crushed
150 Merops persics Blue cheeked bee eater Neil Gaal Painrang
151 Mesophoyx intermedia Intermediate Egret Patko Heron
152 Metopidius indicus Bronze-winged Jacana Water PP
153 Milvus migrans Black Kite / Pariha Kite Common eagle
154 Mirafra erythroptera Redwinged Bush Lark / Indian Bush Lark AgioControl
155 Monticola cincloryhnchus Blue-headed Rock Thrush Neil-Sankavyaul Kastura
156 Motacilla alba White Wagtail White mining
157 Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail Silty mining
158 Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail (Yellow headed Wagtail) Pigeon mining
159 Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail Pelkiah Khanjan
160 Motacilla madresapatensis White-browed Wagtail (Large Pied wagtail) White eye
161 Muscicapa dauurica Asian Brown Flycatcher Brown beetle
162 Mycteria bucocephala Painted Stork Dakh Jangheel
163 Myiophonus horsefieldii Malabar Whistling Thrush Malabar Kaljeet Kastura
164 Nectarinia asiatica Purple Sunbird Full snuff
165 Nectarinia zeylonica Purple -rumped Sunbird Shakaraghora
166 Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture (Indian Scavenger Vulture) White vulture
167 Netta rufina Redcrested Pochard Red head duck
168 Ninox scutulata Brown Hawk Owl Bura baz owl
169 Numenius arquata Eurasian eagle Large gulinda
170 Nyctyornis athertoni Blue-bearded Beeeater Neel da-sajai patrang
171 Ocyceros birostris Indian Grey Hornbill Gray lily
172 Ocyceros birostris Indian grey horn bill Silly Dhans
173 Oenanthe albo niger Hume’s wheatear Hume Bhupida
174 Oriolus oriolus Eurasian Golden Oriole Gold pill
175 Oriolus xanthornus Black-Hooded Oriole Capri pylak
176 Orthotomus sutorius Common Tailorbird (Tailor bird) Common tarin
177 Otus bakkamoena Collared scops owl Throat
178 Pandion haliaetus Osprey Fishman
179 Parus xanthogenys Black-lored Tit (Yellow Cheeked tit) Petal Ganga
180 Passer domesticus House Sparrow Gauraya
181 Pavo Cristatus Peacock Peacock
182 Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian pelican Dalmatian Havilil
183 Pelecanus onocrotalus Great white pelican White hawk
184 Pellorneum ruficeps Puff-throated Babbler (Spoted Babbler)  
185 Perdicula argoondah Rock Bushquail Stone rock
186 Perdicula asiatica Jungle Bushquail Wild lava
187 Pericrocotus cinnamomeus Small Minivet Little royal
188 Pericrocotus erythropygius White-bellied Minivet White belly carousel
189 Pericrocotus flammeus Scarlet Minivet Big hill royal
190 Pernis ptilorhyncus Oriental Honey Buzzard Ratchem / trunky
191 Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii Sirkeer Malkoha Lal Mukhi Malokhah
192 Phalcocorac niger Little Cormorant Small pancahua
193 Phalcocorax fusicollis Indian Cormorant De-tunawiye pancaua
194 Philomachus pugnax Ruff Rough Reeve
195 Phoenicopterus minor Leser flamingo Little laughing
196 Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart Black thirteen
197 Phylloscopus affinis Tickell's Leaf Warbler  
198 Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff General pimple pudding
199 Phylloscopus griseolus Sulphur-bellied Warbler Smelly puff
200 Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Leaf Warbler  
201 Phylloscopus reguloides Blyth's Leaf Warbler Bullied credit
202 Phylloscopus trochiloides Greenish Warbler Harial Credit Phadke
203 Pisttacula cyanocephala Plum-headed Parakeet Tuia parrot
204 Pisttacula eupatria Alexandrine Parakeet Hiraman Parrot
205 Pitta brachyura Indian Pitta Desi Narang
206 Platalea leucordia Spoonbill ladle
207 Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis Kauari Bujja
208 Ploceus manyar Streaked Weaver  
209 Ploceus philippinus Baya Weaver Normal left
210 Porphyrio porphyrio Purple swamphen Purple waterfall
211 Porphyrio prophyrio Purple Swamphen Purple waterfall
212 Prinia inornata Plain Prinia Everguy
213 Prinia socialis Ashy Prinia Gray rump
214 Prinia sylvatica Jungle Prinia Wild rump
215 Pseudibis papillosa Black Ibis Black bajja
216 Psittaculla krameri Rose ring para keet Common parrot
217 Pterocles exustus Chestnut-bellied Sandgrosue (Indian Sandgrosue) Allowance
218 Pterocles indicus Painted Sandgrouse Painted furnace panels
219 Pycnonotus cafer Red-vented Bulbul Gulm buzz
220 Pynonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul Gun bull
221 Pynonotus melanicterus Blackheaded Yellow Bulbul Kalasir yellow bulbul
222 Rallus aquaticus Water rail Common rail
223 Rhipidura aureola White-Browed Fantail Chunky
224 Rhodonessa rufina Red crested pochard Red head duck
225 Riparia plaudicola Plain Sandmartin General reflex
226 Rostratrula benghalensis Greater painted snipe Rajkhaha
227 Sarkiodiornis melanotos Comb duck Nakata
228 Saxicola caprata Pied Bushchat Black paddah
229 Saxicola fulicata Indian Robin Kalchuri
230 Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat General cachoa
231 Sitta castanea Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Khairapet Siri
232 Spilornis cheela Crested Serpent Eagle Dogra eagle
233 Spizaetus cirrhatus Changeable-Hawk Eagle (Crested Hawk eagle) Gentleman
234 Sterna aurantia River Tern Mosquito curle
235 Streptopelia chinensis Spotted Dove Figure shooter
236 Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove Policy makers
237 Streptopelia tranquebarica Red Collared Dove Brick kohri foxta
238 Sturnus contra Asian Pied Starling Abalaki mana
239 Sturnus malabaricus Chestnut-tailed Starling Pawai
240 Sturnus roseus Rosy Starling Tilir
241 Sylvia curruca Lesser whitethroat Small sticks
242 Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe Submarine
243 Threskiornis melanocephalus Black-headed Ibis White bajja
244 Treron phoenicoptera Green Pigeon Harriel
245 Tringa nebularia Greenshank Big Titim Chabaha
246 Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper Tantana / Green Chabaha
247 Turdodies malcolmi Large Grey Babbler Big Gogoi Pulley
248 Turdoides caudatus Common Babbler Dumari Gougu Pulkhi
249 Turdoides striatus Jungle Babbler Jungli Gougu Pulkhi
250 Turdus merula Eurasian Blackbird (Black capped blackbird)  
251 Turdus unicolor Tickell's Thrush Desi Powai Kastura
252 Tyto owl Barn owl Will owl
253 Vanelllus duvaucelii River lapwing Water tittari
254 Vanelllus indicus Red-wattled Lapwing Sakyuvariarari Tithari
255 Vanellus leucurus White tailed lapwing White tail tail
256 Zoonavena sylvatica White-rumped needletail White puTu tell-takayavayi
257 Zoothera dauma Scaly Thrush Sakuavyalaki Kastura
258 Zosterops palpebrosus Oriental White-eye Reboot
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