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Birds play vital roles in eco system. Many plants depend on birds to
spread their seeds, and few plants relay on humming birds for
pollination. Birds are also important for controlling the insects as they
consume largequantities of the same.
Pench National Park is a bird watchers paradise. “Colour is the essence
of life” and sightings of these vibrant colour living is pleasing to eyes.
Pench is gaining recognition as one of the India’s best birding
destinations. Spectacular birds add liveliness to the wilderness in the
forest, making it a delightful experience for every single tourist. Many
bird watching tours and camps are organise for bird watchers. The
reservoir attracts the water birds which increases the bird life in the
park. Pench has much more to offer than just Tigers such as these
magnificent malabar pied hornbills, grey headed -fish eagle, white-
rumped vultures, painted spurfowl, peafowl, collared scops owl and
many more. Winter migrants are little grebe wagtails, snipes and
sandpipers. Bird watching in the buffer areas can be equally rewarding
avian wonderland, there is enough for a serious birder even along with
Pench is a home to Fishing Eagle, Kingfisher, Oriental Darter , Common
Herons, Egrets, Storks, Indian Roller, Emerald Dove, Yellow-Footed
Green Piegen, Green Bee Eater, Grey Horn Bill, Rufous Treepie, Asian
Koel, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-NapedMonarch, Yellow-Wattled
Lapwing, Red Vented Bulbul, Common Maina, Sun Bird, Black Drango,
Wood Pecker, Hoopoe and many more. The birding watchers look for
brown wood-owl , oriental turtle-dove. The diversity of birds in pench is
incrediblein Pench Tiger Reserve. Varieties of wood peckers, Minivets,
barvets, red starts, cockoos, babblers, parakits and thrushes breed in
Pench forest. Seeing them all is treat to an eyes. They can be viewed
only by going for an open jeep jungle safari in Pench National Park.
Chindwani and Gumtara areas in penh are known to ahve nexting sites
for both the species of vultures- the red –headed or king vulture can be
recognod=sed by a black body with white at the base of its neck and
upper thigh with characteristics red legs and feet. The Egyptian vulture
which is also seen in pench is a smaller vulture with a white body,
yellow face and wedge-shaped tailed. Another is Indian vulture has a
similar white wing underside pattern, but the body is creamish. Two
more vultures , The Griffon vulture and cinereous vulture have been
recorded from Pench during winter season. Pench is ideal for vultures.
This invites and attracts good number of tourists for jungle safari in
Penchand bird watchers during winter season.
Tips for Bird Watching: While Preparing yourself in advance, bird
watching can be more rewarding in Pench Tiger reserve, some
guidelines to follow and enjoy the colours of nature.
and 4 to 7 pm i the evenings.
2. Summer is the nesting season for many birds and chances of
seeing migratory species is high during winter season.
3. Earth colour clothing (green,brown and grey), sports or hiking
shoes, cap or hat to protect you from sun. For a forest visitors
attire plays an important role to be a good tourist and to have a
comfortable safari drive in Pench National PARK.
4. A pair of binoculars is important and helps to see the lovely birds
from a distance place also.
5. Carry a diary to maintain records and notes of your observation.
Try getting hard copy of the areas check list to maintain a
systematic family wise list of birds.
6. Maintain silence during your safari; keep your cell phones off.
7. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty, flaura &
fauna of Pench forest.
8. Try to avoid weekends to experience the silence of the Pench
wildlife sanctuary M.P.
9. Don’t “look for birds” in a forest. Just let your eyes wander to
detect movement where nothing else is moving.
Carry a good bird book with you to help identify birds.
Ponds, streams and river banks are all excellent birding
Birding just outside the forest is often better than inside the
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Enjoy all your birds- there aren’t any “better” or “more
exotic” species in the world.
Watching these cheerful, little creatures can give an in depth
knowledge on their living patterns and their habitats.
Village Machaan resorts in Pench itself has more than 250 varieties of
plants in its premises and is home to many birds mentioned above. The
speciality of this resort is “Glass Cottages with the Machaans”. Sitting
on these Machaans are the right place for the bird watcher to
experience the melodious chirping and colourfulness of birds along
with the luxury of the resort in Pench.
Resort is near to Turia gate (1.5 kms) and 10 minutes drive to park entry
for Jungle safari in Pench. Most convenient and comfortable stay for
bird watchers in Pench is the Village Machaan the best resort in Pench
For booking contact us at +91-84359-09944/ 7771884889