Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon district, around 15 km away from Gurgaon. Established in 1972 as the Sultanpur Bird Reserve, this place was upgraded to National Park in 1989. Spread over an area of 1.43 sq km, this bird sanctuary is a protected area, which is inhabited by over 250 species of birds.
Birds like common hoopoe, common spoonbill and many others permanently inhabit the bird sanctuary. This sanctuary is also home to spotbill, painted stork, black-headed Ibis and many other rare species.
During winters, several migratory bird species like Siberian crane, yellow wagtail and many species visit this sanctuary. 11 species of migratory birds like Asian koel, Eurasian golden oriole, black-crowned night heron and others can be spotted in summers.
In the winter migration months, this park serves as the popular picnic spot for visitors, including residents of New Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region). Moreover, the bird sanctuary features four watch towers, an education and interpretation centre and a library. Within the sanctuary, there is a room dedicated to Dr. Salim Ali, which has his photographs, write-ups, and some of his personal items. Along with a children’s park, the bird sanctuary also features a guest house having all the amenities.