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Birds in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

fascinating species of birds in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Approximately 274 varieties of birds are found in Borivali National Park. They enhance the beauty of the National Park and if you are lucky you can discover, much like Keats, the song of a nightingale that you cannot see. Birds in Sanjay Gandhi National Park will evoke the hidden poet in you. They are

  • Hornbills
  • Bulbul
  • Sunbird
  • Jungle owlets
  • Peacock
  • Woodpeckers Golden orioles
  • Racket-tailed drongos
  • Minivets
  • Magpies

Apart from these there are the migratory birds that includes the: Swifts, Gulls, Egrets Kingfisher, Paradise flycatcher, Mynas and Herons

Sopara and Kalyan were the two antique harbors in Maharashtra that were the trading ground of the merchants of Greece and Mesopotamia during the 4th Century BC. The forest was the main itinerary that subsisted between these two ports.

The Park was generally called the Krishnagiri National Park during the pre independence era. But after independence in 1969, a separate division was created under the supervision of the Indian Forest Services Department and it was named as the Borivali Area. To commemorate Sanjay Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, who died in a plane crash, this National Park was renamed as Sanjay Gandhi National Park.