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.

    wildlife conservationFor over one hundred years 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 was 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.

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

    Best season to visit: December to February

    Birds Details
    Sl 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

    Contact Details

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

    How to Reach

    By Air

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

    By Train

    Garhi Harsaru on Delhi- Rewari Railway line. Take Metro from New Delhi to Huda City Centre Gurgaon and make arrangements for local conveyance from there.


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