KG Wetland, Palwal

State: Haryana, District: Palwal.
Distance: Around 15km from Palwal City, Around 55km from Badarpur, Delhi.
Route:- Delhi Ashram->Delhi Badarpur->Palwal City via Faridabad-> Turn right towards Mandkola. From Mandkola turn right towards Silani village to reach KG wetland.
Best time to visit:- During winter for migratory ducks, passage migrants and residents for rest of the year.

palwal

A shallow wetland, scattered and accessible from the road itself (the biggest advantage for photography and bird watching), KG wetland is home to many migratory species along with resident birds like Greater Spotted eagle, Marsh harrier, Osprey, Sarus crane, Egyptian vulture, Spotted owlet, waders and many small birds.

A list of birds mostly seen:-

• Black Partridges ,
• Black-tailed Godwits ,
• Black-winged Stilts,
• Bluethroat
• Chestnut-shouldered Petronia,
• Comb Ducks,
• Common Pochards
• Common Teals,
• Cormorant,
• Drongo,
• Egyptian vulture
• Gadwall,
• Garganeys,
• Greater Spotted Eagle,
• Grey heron,
• Indian Roller,
• Kestrel,
• Little-ringed Plover,
• Marsh Harriers,
• Marsh Sandpipers,
• Osprey,
• Painted Storks,
• Pied Avocets,
• Pied Bushchat
• Pied Kingfisher,
• Plain Prinia
• Purple Heron,
• River Terns,
• Ruddy Shelduck,
• Ruff,
• Sarus Cranes,
• Shovelers,
• Spoonbills ,
• Spotbills,
• Spotted Owlet,
• Spotted Redshanks,
• Steppe Eagle,
• Tree Pipits,
• White breasted Kingfisher,
• Wire tailed Swallows,
• Wooly-necked Stork,
• Yellow eyed babbler
• Black Partridges ,
• Black-tailed Godwits ,
• Black-winged Stilts,
• Chestnut-shouldered Petronia,
• Comb Ducks,
• Common Pochards
• Common Teals,
• Cormorant,
• Drongo,
• Egyptian vulture
• Gadwall,
• Garganeys,
• Greater Spotted Eagle,
• Grey heron,
• Indian Roller,
• Kestrel,
• Little-ringed Plover,
• Marsh Harriers,
• Marsh Sandpipers,
• Osprey,
• Painted Storks,
• Pied Avocets,
• Pied Kingfisher,
• Purple Heron,
• River Terns,
• Ruddy Shelduck,
• Ruff,
• Sarus Cranes,
• Northern Shovelers,
• Spoonbills ,
• Spot bill duck,
• Spotted Owlet,
• Spotted Redshanks,
• Steppe Eagle,
• Tree Pipits,
• White breasted Kingfisher,
• Wire tailed Swallows,
• Wooly-necked Stork,

Best thing about KG wetland:-

  • Birding or photography can be done from vehicle itself.
  • Photographers usually get nice bokeh -clear background
  • Less disturbed area. Not too many people visit this place. 

* The place should be explored in a group of at least 3-4 people in case carrying costly gears or female member. Although no such incidents reported so far, one should be always careful while exploring. 

[A road from Mandkola towards left goes to Mandnaka village and Mandkana Jheel – an another spot to explore for small birds and Sarus cranes.]

 

Related post:
Birding Around Delhi: A Marsh Harrier
A Spotted Eagle and the Corporate Myth on Bald Eagle

Gallery:
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Greater Spotted Eagle

black kite

bush-chat

cormorant

egyptian vulture

Discussion

2 thoughts on “KG Wetland, Palwal

  1. Where exactly is kg wetlands palwal ?

    Posted by Jasmine Samuel | November 8, 2016, 6:56 am
  2. It is a vanishing wetland in Palwal District of State Haryana, INDIA. It is located some 12KM from Palwal town.

    Posted by bhrrigu | November 10, 2016, 7:02 am

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