Birdwatching at Sariska National Park: Hover into Paradise

Sariska National Park lies in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, snuggled amid the Aravalli Hills. It is a well-known wildlife park and birders’ paradise too. Spreading over an area of 866 sq km, this bio-diverse reserve boasts of rich flora and fauna where more than 200 species of birds have been recorded to date. Bird watching at Sariska National Park gives you a chance to see nature in its purest form as you spend time amidst peaceful surroundings listening to different kinds of calls made by birds living here.

Introduce to Sariska National Park

Established in the year 1955, it was declared a wildlife sanctuary three years later i.e., in 1958; and then given the status of a national park in 1982. Bengal tigers are one of those animals for which this place is famously known because they can be seen roaming freely here in their natural habitat; along with them other carnivores like leopards, hyenas, etc., also share the same space with herbivores such as deer – all these creatures make up large mammalian population within Sariska NP’s boundaries. But apart from having a good number of big cats within its territory; this place is equally attractive even from an avifaunist’s point of view due to the presence of different types of landscapes providing suitable living conditions for numerous bird varieties found around this region alone itself being the reason why many people visit Sariska only for bird watching purposes while ignoring mammals altogether.

The Sariska Paradise of Birds

Sariska National Park is home to a large number of birds from the ones who live there all year round to the ones that fly in during winter. The different types of landscape found in this park such as grassland, rocky outcrops, or dry deciduous forests offer perfect conditions for various kinds of bird species to survive. It is not just about raptors hovering above tree tops but also small colorful birds flitting between branches which makes it birder’s heaven on earth.

Key Bird species to spot

Visitors can expect to see many different kinds of bird species at Sariska National Park with each having its own unique features and behaviors. Some notable ones include;

1) Indian Peafowl – This Indian peacock known as the national bird of India can be easily spotted in Sariska National Park where its lively feathers and distinct calls make the landscape look more beautiful.

2) Grey Francolin – These ground-dwelling birds are found moving rapidly through grasslands at Sariska while feeding on seeds, insects, and small reptiles.

3) White-Throated Kingfisher – With bright blue & orange colored body plumage, they are very attractive along water bodies like ponds or lakes where they fish for frogs etcetera.

4) The crested serpent eagle is a majestic bird of prey that can often be observed sitting on high branches. It hunts small mammals and reptiles.

5) The nocturnal Indian eagle owl spends the day in the rocky cliffs and caves of Sariska, waiting for darkness to fall so it can hunt rodents and other small mammals.

Best time for birdwatching 

The most suitable period for sightseeing birds at Sariska National Park falls between October to March which are winter months when local species overlap with many migratory types escaping from harsh weather conditions further north where they breed. Considering this climate, cool temperatures and abundant vegetation provide an excellent opportunity to cover different parts of the reserve while coming across various avian creatures which makes it an ideal destination for ornithologists.

Tips on Bird Watching at Sariska

  1. Start off early: The early hours of morning constitute prime bird-watching time since the majority of birds are active then due to the calmer atmosphere within park limits enabling better game viewing experiences.
  2. Bring Binoculars: For you to have a successful bird-watching session, make sure your pack contains a set of binoculars that will allow distant scrutiny without disturbing these feathered friends among others.
  3. Be Patient: Bird watching is a patient game, so be ready to sit quietly in one place for a while and watch the birds.
  4. Respect Wildlife: Do not get too close or make loud noises that can scare birds away.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Remember to drink lots of water, especially in summer when it’s hot.

Stay at Lemon Tree Hotel

Rest easy after a day of birding and sightseeing at the Lemon Tree Hotel Alwar. From the moment you check in until you check out, expect nothing but warm smiles and great service from our friendly staff who are always happy to help with anything you need whether it’s arranging transportation or booking tours etcetera through our concierge desk team who will ensure every aspect of your stay is just right.

This is a wonderful place for people who want to enjoy their vacation in the area due to its cozy rooms, tasty food, and convenient site. 

Swim in the clean pool, exercise in a good gym, or have spa therapy to relax after long hours of work. Moreover, they provide an entertaining zone for children with some activities and games being supervised by adults.

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