Rajasthan's lakes, ponds, marshlands and grasslands are a haven for
bird lovers. One can find around 550 species of birds and most of these are residents.
The best colony of birds in the world is Keoladeo National Park situated In Bharatpur.
It has more than 400 species of birds and more than 130 of them breed inside the
park. Being a unique bird place, the UNESCO has recognised it as a world heritage
site. It is truly a paradise of feathered life which provides unlimited opportunities
to bird watchers. Various other lakes and ponds spread over the state offer the
enthusiast an opportunity to watch the activities of the birds.
wetlands other than Bharatpur are Kukas, Kalah, Bund, Buchora Chandii, Chhaparwara
and Ramgarh in Jaipur, Siliserh Jaisamand and Mansarover in Alwar, Ana Sagar and
Fatehsagar in Ajmer, Jaisamand, Pichhola and Badi Ka Talab in Udaipur, Balsamand
and Sardar Samand in Jodhpur, Bassi Dam in Chittaurgarh and Meja Dam in Bhilwara.
best season for bird watching starts with the onset of winter when marshlands
and lakes are inhabited by migratory birds as well as resident birds. In salt-
water lakes, flamingos are also found, like in Pachpadra near Barmer and Sambhar
near Jaipur. Bird watching g is a hobby which has minimum requirements. All you
need is a binocular.