IndiBirding Team, Vijendra Prakash Parmar, Varun Lunia, Hitesh Motwani and Devershi Vyas visited Desert National Park, Jaisalmer on on 24-25-26 Jan 2015. Jaisalmer has good train connectivity from major metro cities in India as well as other state capitals. This is one place where one can see elusive and rare Great Indian Bustard known as Godawan in local language, the State bird of Rajasthan.
Our main aim for visit to Desert National Park was to see Great Indian Bustard and we were lucky to see 2 female on the first day in the park and 2 male’s on other day in the evening, it is very difficult to sight this bird, since it mix with the habitat and keep distance from the human.
On third day we were lucky to see total of 13 GIB , one in a flock of 8 in the morning and other 5 in the day time
it was a great trip.
List of Birds we saw:
1.Great Indian Bustard
3.Eurasian Griffon Vulture
8.Southern grey shrike
18.Eurasian collared dove
Apart from birds, Desert National park is also famous for sighting desert fox! And we saw them well :-
3.Indian desert jird (A Desert Mouse)
It was wonderful trip to Desert Natioanl park. Best time visit the park is from December to February.