Bird Watching In Pench
Pench is a sanctuary bordering Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, accessible from Nagpur (90 kms). This is southern topical dry deciduous forest and is a home to a variety of trees and wild animals.
Pench is most accessible Tiger Sanctuary in terms of Airport connectivity and part of the Tiger circuit comprising Kanha and Bandhavgarh.
There are over 285 species of resident and migratory birds including the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Pitta, Osprey, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, etc. In winter thousands of migratory waterfowl including Brahmini Duck, Pochards, Barheaded Geese, Coots, etc visit the tanks and the Pench reservoir within the Park.
There are number of resorts and lodges that are situated near Turia Gate of the Park. Pench Jungle Camp not only provides comfortable experience but also an complete wildlife and Bird watching experience and is most recommended for any Bird watcher or wildlife enthusiast.
Safaris - Jeep Safaris are arranged by the jungle lodges (Morning and Afternoon safaris - 3-4 hours each). Entry Permits are limited and therefore its must to procure entry permits before planning a trip.
Seasonality - Oct-March is considered good for Bird watching (Migratory Birds).