DLF Magazine

Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

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Birding is a great way to destress, detox and bring a smile on your face, even as the coronavirus continues unabated.

With its serene vistas, DLF Golf Links has an amazing landscape that has been a panacea for not just nature lovers but birds too. The COVID-19 lockdown has been great for nature and birders across the country have been sharing tales of backyard birding and balcony birding. If that piqued your interest here are some birding hotspots that make for a quick getaway from DLF Golf Links.

Some of the species that are regular in this vicinity include the Grey Francolin, White-Breasted Waterhen, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Laughing Dove, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Large Grey Babbler, Red-vented Bulbul, Zitting Cisticola, Baya Weaver and Oriental Magpie Robin.

White throated Kingfisher
White throated Kingfisher

If you are lucky you can also see the Grey-headed swamphen, Cattle egret, Black bittern, Cinnamon bittern, Yellow bittern, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Grey-headed Lapwing, Watercock, and Greater flamingo. The critically endangered white-rumped vulture and Red-headed vulture.

Here are some places that you can visit:

  • Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
  • Surajpur Wetland and Biodiversity Park, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Basai Wetland, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • DLF Golf Links

Read the full story in DLF Magazine’s October 2021 issue here:

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