Sinhgad Bird Valley is one of the best places for bird watching in PUNE. Reach there as early as 06.00 AM for selecting better place for your setup. If you prefer to go there on weekdays, you’ll have better chances of getting really good captures for yourself ;). Because there will be less crowd on weekdays comparatively than on weekends. It’s flooded with photographers and newcomers otherwise!. If you are lucky enough, you can spot different species of birds in a single visit. There are plenty of hotels/stalls for snacks and tea that you can munch on and get ready with your gears 😉

While reaching to bird valley, keep a close look around khadakwasla dam and suburb area as you may spot many different types of birds there as well. We did spot some birds on our quite a few visits (through out the year) and here they are:


Stay ALERT and keep WATCHING

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia

Purple Rumped Sunbird

Purple Rumped Sunbird

Purple Rumped Sunbird

Purple Rumped Sunbird

Now here is most preferred bird by many photographers: APF (Male & Female)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher - Male

Asian Paradise Flycatcher – Male

Asian Paradise Flycatcher - Female

Asian Paradise Flycatcher – Female

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul: These birds especially have grown their numbers really high as you’ll see them every time and everywhere. Sometimes they annoy you as if they are demanding a photograph of theirs from you 😀 he he heh…

Shikra

Shikra: Poor one… with one leg… dealing with life.

Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet: Two types of Barbets we spotted. Brown Headed and Coppersmith Barbet.

Common Iora

Common Iora: Really beautiful yellow colored bird.

Green Bee Eater

Green Bee Eater

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

Bay Backed Shrike

Bay Backed Shrike

Gray Wagtail

Gray Wagtail

Oriental Magpie Robin

Oriental Magpie Robin

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

White throated Kingfisher

Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite

Long Tailed Shrike

Long Tailed Shrike

Indian Robin

Indian Robin

Indian Robin

Indian Robin

Oriental White Eye

Oriental White Eye

Oriental White Eye

Oriental White Eye

Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

Spot Breasted Fantail

Spot Breasted Fantail

Plum Headed Parakeet

Plum Headed Parakeet

Indian Blackbird

Indian Blackbird

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

Black Drongo & Red Vented Bulbul

Black Drongo & Red Vented Bulbul

Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling

sparrow

Sparrow

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Jungle babbler

Jungle babbler

This is a BONUS

This Common Garden Lizard was really a showstopper! gave us really good poses! 😀

Garden Lizard

Garden Lizard

Garden Lizard

Garden Lizard

Garden Lizard

Howdy Guys?

How to Reach:

As name says this valley is at Sinhgad Fort base (from where you start trekking).
Going towards Sinhgad Fort via Sinhgad road, after Donje village, you come to the point where either you take “ghaat” road by vehicle or the other way which goes for Trek. Take right to reach Aatekar Vasti then you reach to the point where you start trekking. Don’t forget to take right side way which takes you to the trekking point and Sinhgad Bird Valley.

  • Swargate (PUNE, Maharashtra) to Sinhgad Valley Distance: 24Kms.
  • BEST SEASON:
    Starts from end of November till April especially good for spotting Asian paradise Flycatcher, Black Naped Monarch, Verditer Flycatcher, Barbetts, Crested Hawk Eagles and many more…

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