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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon District in Haryana State; Sultanpur is located at 40 kms distance from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and 15 km from Gurgaon on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road.The park, spread over an area of 143 sq. km, was declared a bird sanctuary in the year 1971.The up gradation of Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary of India to the level of a national park took place in 1991. Sultanapur Bird sanctuary is a heaven to a variety of domestic and migratory birds.

The best time to visit the Sultanpur National Park of India is during the months of October to June, when it is visited by a large number of migratory birds.Approx. 250 species of Birds are found at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.

The rich wildlife of the Sultanpur National Park includes Striped Hyena, Leopard, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck, Hog Deer, Four Horned Antelope, Caracal, Wild Dog, Rattle/Honey Badger, Mongoose, Hedgehog, Wild Pig, Wild Cat, Indian Porcupine, etc.

Name of some of the resident birds: Common Hoopoe, Paddy field Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot billed Duck, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black headed Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India Crested Lark, Red vented Bulbul, Rose ringed Parakeet, Red wattled Lapwing, Shikra, Eurasian collared Dove, Red collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Weaver Bird, Bank Mynah, Common Mynah and Green Bee Eater.

The vegetation of this park is tropical and dry deciduous and flora include grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, jamun, acacia and banyan tree.

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