While many of India's parks have been developed from the hunting preserves of princely India; Keoladeo, popularly known as Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, is perhaps the only case where the habitat has been created by a Maharaja.
In earlier times, Bharatpur town used to be flooded regularly every monsoon. In 1760, an earthen dam (Ajan Dam) was constructed, to save the town, from this annual vagary of nature. The depression created by extraction of soil for the dam was cleared and this became the Bharatpur Lake.
There are several sites which are called roosting sites for raptures. You would see enough of eagles, vultures, Kingfishers, lapwings, martins etc. The core zones are famous for the migratory bird population as well. Corbett houses 550 bird species and perhaps richest region for birding.
Located at a distance of 46 kms from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a haven to a variety of domestic and migratory birds. Artificial mound, have turned into a green glade. The marsh has been converted into a water body. And with the years, hundreds of species of migratory birds have winged in to stay.
Winter brings in birds from as far as Siberia. Flock of geese from Europe wing in too. The local birds flap in. The bird population include darters, egrets shovellers, gadwell and geese dominate. Teals, kingfishers, lapwings, sandpipers; demoiselle Siberian Cranes and such like water birds nestle in. Over 100 species have been identified here
Pangot is located only 20 kms from Nainital. This place boasts of over 250 species of birds. Must visit areas in Pangot are Cheena peak, Kilbury and Woodpecker point.
This place is heaven if you like to observe central himalyan birds.
A serious birder loves the location as mobile signals are scanty and you are well taken care by courteous people. You would get surrounded by nature the way it is supposed to be.
Dholpur is district in the eastern Rajasthan. Dholpur redstone is famous throughout the country - legendry Red fort in Delhi is built from red stone of Dholpur. It covers the part of Chambal wildlife sanctuary thus the rivers provide ideal background for the residents and migratory birds. Some birds to watchour here are Indian skimmer, sarus crane, Pallas fish eagle, pallid harrier, great thick-knee, greater flamingos and Indian courser.
Don't miss the walking alobg the river and water bodies as you would be delighted to see the variety of birds here.