Bird Watching at Bhigwan – Kumbhargaon Flamingos Paradise < Travel Guide

Last updated on February 9, 2016 Published by

Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Kumbhargaon ( कुंभारगाव ) – Bhigavan is Approx. 100KM away from Pune, on the Pune – Solapur Border. The road to Village (Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary) by Highway is pretty good. It takes 2 1/2- 3 hrs by car. You can reach there by your own vehicle to the very near to the banks of river.
Kumbhargaon is approx. 2-3 KM from the Bhigavan to the left side on the service road, you can see the sign board for Flamingo Birding Point, take a left and you will reach to Agnipankha Birds Group (अग्निपंख बर्डस ग्रुप ).

Sign boards on every turn of road will guide you to the point. Where you will meet Bird Guide Mr. Sandip Nagare (his contact no. 09960610615).  He will assist you to get the boats, it will charge Rs. 100/person (as on Feb 7, 2016).  Young boys (in the village) who sails the boat are trained and gives you all the information about the birds and they will also tell you the story about how they start their Birds Group. These guys are really doing the great work.

Painted Stork - Rangit Karkocha - infoninein - Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Painted Stork (रंगीत करकोचा )

Grey Heron - Bagala - - Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Grey Heron

The backwater formed due to a Ujni Dam, spread over wide region of Bhigavan. The water level in Ujni dam depends on the rainfall in Pune region.

Brown Headed Gull - - Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Brown Headed Gull

Black Winged Stilt - Shekatya - - Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Black Winged Stilt – Shekatya

The best season to visit the place is December to March – April. But before visit ask Sandip about the best season to visit. You can find no. of species here of Flamingos, Gull, Heron, Ducks etc. The best place for bird lovers and also for the photography.

Grey Heron infoninein Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Grey Heron

You will definitely enjoy the bird watching at Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary.

Few Kilometers away from Kumbhargaon, on Bhigavan main road towards Solapur, you will find Indian Deer – Chinkara in Jungle. They are freely moving in that region. I tried to capture few of them.

Indian Deer - Chinkara infoninein Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

Indian Deer – Chinkara

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